The Belgian ministry of defence is to bring a legal complaint against internet giant Google over its practice of refusing to blur certain sites of the ministry on its satellite photos on Google Maps and Google Earth.
Seven banks active in Belgium have invested 17.6 billion U.S. dollars (about 15 billion euros) in the world’s 20 largest nuclear arms producers, according to a report by the Belgian Coalition against Nuclear Weapons, the Fairfin NGO and the Bank Scan website (bankwijzer.be).

No more small change left

Monday, 24 September 2018 10:25
The country is running out of small coins of 1c and 2c, which have already been abolished in neighbouring countries like the Netherlands.
Air Belgium will announce the end of its flights between Charleroi and Hong Kong, according to the newspaper, L’Avenir.
The online platform Airbnb plans to improve the way it presents rental prices for the rooms and homes it advertises,as well as their conditions of use, in keeping with European consumer laws, the European Commission said.
In a new report released on Wednesday, Greenpeace is denouncing several large multinationals.
Belgium’s Economic Affairs Department on Tuesday presented an online tool aimed at enabling Belgian businesses with interests in the United Kingdom to assess the impact on them of the British withdrawal from the European Union, Brexit, particularly if there is no agreement between the parties.
The investment climate in Belgium delights U.S. and other international companies, with twice as many respondents in a study by the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) and the A. T. Kearney consultancy saying that it has improved compared to neighbouring countries.

Galapagos raises 300 million dollars

Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:34
The biotechnology company Galapagos has raised 300 USD in fresh money from American investors, via the issuing of new shares, it said Thursday.

SNCF aims to introduce autonomous trains by 2023

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:49
The French railway company, SNCF, said on Wednesday that it aimed to introduce entirely autonomous trains on its network by 2023 thanks to a partnership with various stakeholders, including railway builders Alstom and Bombardier.