About 27% of children in Flemish areas just outside Brussels go to French-language schools in the capital or Wallonia, Het Laatste Nieuws reported on Monday, quoting figures from the Flemish Agency for Education Services, AGODI.
The police are understaffed, and need an additional 3,707 officers, mainly in the big cities, Het Nieuwsblad, Het Belang van Limburg and De Standaard reported on Monday.
Figures requested by Sabien-Lahaye Battheu (Open VLD) from Interior Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA), during parliamentary questioning, show that both the federal and the local police are struggling with manpower shortages.
Inflation in Belgium rose for the fourth month in a row: from 2.08 percent in June to 2.17 percent in July.
This week (Tuesday) marks the 25th anniversary of the death of King Baudouin, the present king’s uncle, who died suddenly of heart failure while on holiday in the south of Spain.
Brussels is to get a new European School, after the federal government approved financing of €50-€70 million for the project.
Federal agriculture minister Daniel Ducarme has agreed to allow an experimental project involving modified starch to continue, despite a ruling by the European Court of Justice that project was tantamount to a genetically modified organism (GMO).
Soldiers who took part in the rescue and recovery actions on 22 March 2o16, the day of the terror attacks on Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station, will not receive a medal of commendation, the federal defence ministry has announced.
Private coach company Flixbus, until now restricted to travel between cities in other countries, may now provide a service between cities in Flanders like Ghent and Aalst, the Flemish government has decided.
The headlines in Belgium – and indeed in neighbouring countries – have been full the last few days of news of the heatwave. Record temperatures, water restrictions, implications for climate change and so on.
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