Shortcomings in police recruitment

Friday, 18 May 2018 08:34
An external audit commissioned by Minister for Home Affairs Jan Jambon (N-VA) shows that recruitment procedures for police officers are inadequate. The police face difficulties in attracting suitable persons and filling certain positions.
Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans (photo) has threatened legal action for defamation against the British newspaper pundit Katie Hopkins over a report Hopkins made for the tabloid news channel Rebel News in which she described Molenbeek as the “jihad capital” of Europe.
The municipality of Brussels-City has set aside an additional budget of €1.6 million to help speed up works on the city-centre pedestrian zone, currently under construction. However opposition parties expressed concern that the undue haste might lead to a diminution of the quality of the planned works.
The services of Stib were disrupted Wednesday morning because of the national demonstration for pensions.
The family units in the detention center in Stenokkerzee may be taken up by migrant families with children from July, reported Belgian media on Tuesday.
Traffic jams are increasing every year on Belgian motorways and secondary roads, even during off-peak hours. Antwerp, Brussels and Liege are the most affected cities according to Touring’s 2018 delay index, reported Belgian media on Tuesday.
Brussels’ streets are getting dirtier – and one reason is that shop owners are not taking out the required waste contracts with the capital’s organisation responsible for its cleaning and maintenance, Brussels Proprété.
The number of donations reached a record number in 2017, with more and more Belgians becoming donors, reports Le Soir on Monday.
The strike will cause the cancellation of 75 % of the flights of Brussels Airlines on Monday, confirmed a spokesperson for the airline company.
The popular Zinneke Parade returned to Brussels at the weekend after a two-year absence, attracting thousands of visitors under spring sunshine.