“You are welcome to come to Belgium to work, study, visit relatives, spend money on Avenue Louise, visit Atomium or Brugge, the most beautiful city in the world, but don’t seek asylum in Belgium, emphasized Belgian Secretary of State Theo Francken during his visit in Tirana on Thursday.
The issue of chemical exports to Syria by three Flemish companies was not raised by the press or the opposition, but by Customs, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on radio on Thursday.
No less than 23,7% of the active Belgian labour force works from home, either from time to time or on a regular basis.
Belgians drink on average 12,6 litres of alcohol per year per person.
Today Thursday, the temperature reached 27,2 degrees Celsius in Brussels at 15h00.

Aalst: police fire at armed man

Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:30
On Wednesday evening police fired at a man in Aalst (East Flanders).

King Albert II undergoes medical tests

Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:19
King Albert II, aged 83, was undergoing a number of medical examinations on Thursday.
Cowboy, a new Belgian start-up, started in the Internet-connected electric bike market on Thursday.
During the last 16 years (2000-2016), wage increases ought to have been twice as high in Belgium compared to real wage rises, had they been in line with productivity.
The average price per household for electricity increased in 2017 by 68.13 euros (6.8%) in Flanders, 5.2% in Wallonia, and 2.8% in Brussels, according to figures from the federal energy regulator, Creg.