The Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) has declared the recent heatwaves in Flanders, involving extreme drought and unusually high temperatures, as “exceptional,” which could open the door to compensation for farmers and growers from the disaster fund.

Second-hand site warns of new PayPal scam

Sunday, 26 August 2018 10:59
Second-hand private sales website 2dehands.be has warned users of a new technique being used by fraudsters. The new scam involves trying to lure sellers off the site to complete the transaction.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Belgian investment company SBI has resigned in the aftermath of the Paradise Papers’ tax-evasion disclosures, De Tijd reported on Friday.
Dredging company Jan De Nul, one of Belgium’s most internationally successful companies, had denied accusations it took part in an Argentinian bribery scandal, currently being investigated by the country’s authorities.
Exactly 5,383 owners of solar panels on their homes are missing out on Flemish government subsidies for feeding their surplus production back into the national grid, according to figures provided by energy minister Bart Tommelein.

Food safety agency closes Amadeus restaurants

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 10:14
The federal food safety agency Afsca has ordered the closure of two restaurants of the ribs chain Amadeus – one in Brussels and one in Kruishoutem in East Flanders.
The favourable weather that has graced northern Europe since early spring has been a boon to Wallonia’s wine-growers who look set to smash all records, quantitative and qualitative, this year, according to Pierre Rion, head of the Association of Wine-Growers of Wallonia, AVW.
The Aeolus satellite, the equipment of which was tested for 50 days by the Liege Space Center specialists (CSL, ULg dependent), should take off in the evening of 21 August (11:20 pm Belgian time) from Kourou, the European space platform set in French Guyana.
As the fifth wind turbine farm in the North Sea begins its production, wind turbines along the Belgian coast now produce electricity for a million homes, indicated Friday the Belgian Offshore Platform, a structure that combines the main partners investing in Belgian North Sea wind turbines.
The European Central Bank will present officially new 100 and 200-euro banknotes on 17 September, it announced Friday.