Soldiers who took part in the rescue and recovery actions on 22 March 2o16, the day of the terror attacks on Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station, will not receive a medal of commendation, the federal defence ministry has announced.
The headlines in Belgium – and indeed in neighbouring countries – have been full the last few days of news of the heatwave. Record temperatures, water restrictions, implications for climate change and so on.
Road traffic this weekend will be exceptionally congested, with the traditional July-August holiday travel creating traffic jams almost impossible to avoid, Touring and the VAB warn.
Belgium’s Council of Ministers has approved a bill creating a mobility budget, Social Affairs Minister Maggie De Block announced on Friday.
Hundreds of flights to Morocco have been cancelled after Dutch tour operator FlyOrange went bankrupt, according to Dutch media.

Bus strike at Tec Liège-Verviers ends

Friday, 27 July 2018 18:11
A wildcat strike organised at the site of the Robermont bus depot ended on Friday afternoon after agreement was reached with the bus drivers unions, the spokesperson of the TEC Liège-Verviers (Liège-Verviers public transport company), Carine Zanella, announced.
In the first quarter of this year, Belgians reduced their portfolio of listed shares by 200 million euro.
Of the 11 countries surveyed, Belgian drivers are the most “distracted” near a building site: some 67% of them do not reduce their speed to the compulsory 70 km/hour near a building site.
Wallonia may lose 11% of its European subsidies after 2020, according to the budget proposed by the European Commission.
Ryanair officially indicated on Thursday that it would refuse to pay compensation to passengers whose flights were cancelled due to strike action, believing such action to be “unreasonable”.