Tarik Jadaoun from Verviers, the jihadist linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), is in prison in Iraq where he risks the death penalty.
The Brussels Council Chamber on Thursday confirmed that the preventive detention of Mohamed Abrini and Ossama Krayem has been extended by two months as part of the judicial investigation into the terror attacks carried out in Brussels and Zaventem on the 22nd of March 2016, the Office of the Federal…
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has confirmed that there was a lack of maintenance on the concrete of a bunker at the Doel 3 nuclear plant by the operator, Engie Electrabel, as reported by Le Soir daily on Wednesday.

Some 2,713 electric cars licensed in 2017

Thursday, 04 January 2018 17:46
Some 2,713 electric vehicles were licensed in Belgium in 2017. This represents a mere 0.5% of the almost 540,000 vehicles licensed in the country last year, according to data from Febiac, Belgium’s automobile and cycle federation.
Toby Alderweireld, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard feature in the BBC’s Premier League XI of the Year established on the basis of Internet votes.

Kruidvat to end sales of tobacco products

Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:14
The brand Kruidvat announced on Thursday that it will be putting an end to tobacco sales in its shops in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The water levels of the Haute Lesse and the Semois rivers have significantly reduced compared to recent days.
Solcor, a start-up founded by two young Belgians from Western Flanders, has installed solar panels on Chile’s presidential palace, its chief executive officer and co-founder, Steven van Cauwenberge, announced on Wednesday.
A new species of sparrow has just been officially recognized by the scientific community thanks to observations conducted in Indonesia by a Belgian birdwatcher who also works as a forest expert at Greenpeace, the environmental defence organization reported on Wednesday in a press release.
The monthly unemployment rate in the Brussels Region went down for the 38th consecutive month in December 2017, and now stands at 16.4%, Actiris reported on Wednesday.