New Flemish commercial mission to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:49
A new Flemish economic mission will head to Saudi Arabia in March, despite Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois’ (N-VA) earlier statements, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad wrote Thursday.

Proximus prepares for future competition

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:38
The chief executive officer of Proximus, Dominique Leroy, is taking up her responsibilities to position her company in the face of future competition, the high-tech industry federation, Agoria, commented following the announcement by Proximus of a plan including 1,900 layoffs and 1,250 recruitments.

New means of transport gaining ground

Monday, 07 January 2019 18:05
Whether scooters, single-wheelers or hoverboards, new means of transport are carving out a niche in Belgium, and certainly in Brussels, according to the 7th National Road Insecurity Survey presented on Monday by the Vias road-safety institute.
Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts and Brussels Minister for Road Safety Bianca Debaets presented on Monday the new particle counters to be used in Belgium against particle-filter fraud.
The largest fully organic piggery in Belgium opened on Monday in Ruiselede, West Flanders.
Ryanair was elected worst airline for the sixth consecutive year by UK consumers, according to the annual Which Travel survey published last Saturday.
The low-cost carrier, Ryanair, announced on Thursday that it transported 139.2 million passengers in 2018, setting a new record despite being hit by strikes and flight cancellations.

Uber banned by Brussels judge

Thursday, 03 January 2019 13:55
Car-hire service Uber has been banned by a court in Brussels.

Online sales mean more vans in Brussels

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 10:50
Delivery vans now account for one vehicle in ten on the roads of Brussels, thanks to the growth of online sales, according to a study by Bruxelles-Mobilité, cited by Le Soir.
The two major trends for this year’s winter sales will be a huge amount of stock and large discounts right from the word go, according to various trade associations and federations.