The Financial Services and Markets Authority, FSMA, has warned against platforms proposing investments in crypto-currencies on the World Wide Web, noting that scammers have often been behind these platforms, which have been mushrooming on the Internet in recent weeks.
Social Affairs Minister Maggie De Block and the Secretary of State for the Fight against Social Fraud, Philippe De Backer, have asked the National Social Security Office, ONSS, to open an investigation into a potential case of wrongdoing at GIAL, the non-profit that runs internet technology for the City of Brussels.
After Flanders and Brussels, Wallonia is also preparing to adopt measures regulating amplified sound in concert halls, festivals and other venues to protect audiences from the risk of permanent hearing damage.
Test-Achats examined 51 cheap models of USB chargers and found that one in two were not compliant with safety standards and risked causing fires and electrocutions, the consumer protection agency warned on Thursday.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:12

New disclosures about Brussels SRIB contract

In the aftermath of the GIAL case, L'Echo reported today that the manager of Brinfin, a subsidiary of SRIB, was recruited without any public tender. Brinfin was established by the Brussels-Capital Region in 1993.
Management consultants, Deloitte, on Thursday revealed the Brussels results of its new Global City Mobility Index, a global indicator of urban mobility.
For someone visiting or driving in Brussels, the city appears to be a seamless urban area without boundaries. Although they differ in architecture and population and may look like separate towns or even villages, the visitor still feels that they belong to one city.
Cybercrime is the most widespread economic offence in Belgium.
King Philippe took part on Wednesday evening in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the social status of the self-employed.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:18

A capital of lights

Bright Brussels, the festival of lights, will illuminate the capital’s center until Sunday evening.
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