As Italian rescuers and emergency services take care of the collapse of a viaduct near Genoa, with the loss of at least 30 lives, Belgian experts have been asking – could it happen here?
Belfius made 335 million euros profit in the first semester of 2018 (after tax), the bank announced on Friday.  
Smartphone sales went down in Belgium in 2017, in keeping with a global trend, but appear to have stabilized this year, Le Soir reported on Friday.
Punctuality at the SNCB deteriorated in the first five months of the year, prompting the national railway company to review its targets downward, L’Avenir reported on Friday, based on an internal document.
Low-cost airline Ryanair, today plagued by a strike by pilots across five countries, now faces another challenge, with a legal action brought by consumer organisation Test-Achats for compensation for passengers affected by this and previous actions.

Electronic payment fees are of the past

Thursday, 09 August 2018 20:32
As of today, businesses can no long longer charge fees for electronic payment, might it be with a bank card, by transfer or by direct payment.
Flemish socialist party sp.a has called for the closure of Antwerp airport at Deurne after the airport’s main operator, VLM Airlines, announced on Monday it was cutting all scheduled flights other than those to two destinations: Zurich and London.
Wallonia’s government on Monday officially launched a call for expressions of interest to improve access for people with special needs in tourist sites and accommodation in the region.
Some 4,411 independent operators have each received an allowance of 2,000 euros from the Flemish Government as compensation for the effects of public works since the compensatory allowance was introduced on the 1st of July 2017.

No more extra charges for using bank card

Sunday, 05 August 2018 11:10
This week – 9 August – sees the end of a minor inconvenience suffered by every shopper: the extra charge levied by some shopkeepers on some purchases paid for by bank card, usually for minor amounts.