On July 5th, 2017 the European Commission presented guidelines on non-financial reporting designed to produce a strategic and forward looking approach to arranging reports, stakeholder relevancy, consistency and coherency.
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte “does not want to end up like Belgium”, he said during a press conference on Saturday.
Brussels Airlines saw the number of its passengers increase by 8.9% in September compared to the same month of last year, the carrier disclosed on Wednesday. Some 886,617 people chose the airline last month, representing an occupancy rate of 82.5, a first for a month of September.
The flights cancelled by Ryanair over the next few months, using poor management of pilots’ holidays as its justification, are mainly unprofitable flights, La Libre Belgique quotes the Aviation Analytics Bureau as saying.
Higher excise duties, a depressed hotel, restaurant and café sector, and terror attacks had an impact on champagne sales to Belgium last year, the Benelux Champagne Bureau said on Monday at the Belgian Day of Champagne Wines, organized in La Côte.
Parallel banking activities, known as shadow banking, amounted to 128 billion euros in Belgium at the end of 2016, according to a report by the National Bank of Belgium, BNB, and the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA).
Belgium dropped to 20th place this year in the World Economic Forum (WEF) competitiveness rankings, according to the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report, published on the Tuesday night in Geneva.
Ryanair announced on Wednesday the cancellation of new flights between November 2017 and March 2018, which will affect some 400,000 persons. The airline will be operating with 25 fewer planes until March next.

Belgian exports to Britain down to 2013 level

Friday, 22 September 2017 17:59
The value of Belgian exports to the United Kingdom, expressed in euros, has fallen to its September 2013 level after peaking in February at its highest level since January 2012, according to the latest monitoring report from Federal Directorate of the Economy, Planning Bureau and National Bank, quoted by Minister…

Europe working on common cybersecurity agency

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 17:13
The European Union (EU) is working on the creation of an agency that will be tasked with helping member States to prevent and adequately react to cyberattacks. The European Commission presented details of the proposal on Tuesday.