Electrabel will have to face up to its responsibilities to guarantee the security of the energy supply in Belgium and also with regard to the increased prices consumers will have to bear, Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Thursday at the Chamber.
Belgum’s Federal Public Health Department has been conducting an investigation since early this year into the importation of bushmeat.

Wages growing faster in public sector

Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:08
In the last twenty years, the increase in civil servants’ salaries was 5% higher than in the private sector, a study from IRES, Institute of Social and Economic Research (UCLouvain) reveals, mentioned by L’Écho on Thursday.
One in four students leaves school unable to read, and will be “functionally illiterate” throughout his lifetime, the association Change for Equality reports Thursday in La Dernière heure, after analysis of PISA survey figures.

“80% inmates use drugs”

Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:56
“Nearly 80% of inmates use drugs,” a doctor from Saint-Gilles prison says in Sudpresse Thursday headlines.

UZ Brussels tests new treatment for melanoma

Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:42
A patient with melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer, received this week a new treatment within the context of a study at UZ Brussels, the university hospital linked with Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) announced Thursday.

New bank card fraud uncovered

Thursday, 04 October 2018 13:14
Police have warned of a new system of stealing bank cards so they can be used by thieves.
Ryanair’s move to modify its general conditions of sale, obliging passengers to use Irish courts if they wish to file complaints or lodge claims, is illegal, the Test-Achats consumer organization said on Thursday.

Dead body found in flaming car in Antwerp

Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:51
A dead body was found in a burning car in the port of Antwerp during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, a police spokesperson in the port city confirmed on Thursday.
Rudi Vervoort, minister-president of the Brussels-Capital Region, has called for a thorough review of the language laws of the region.