Mediation often proves very effective in resolving cases of cross-border parental abductions, which account for more than one-fifth of cases treated by Missing Children Europe, the organization said on Thursday.
Associations that distribute food packages say they still lack basic commodities they should already have had since Belgium has received 88 million euros from the European Union (EU) for that purpose.
The European Parliament’s Commission on Environment on Thursday adopted a tougher stance than the European Commission on the reduction of CO2 emissions by heavy-duty vehicles.
Belgian tax regulations can be daunting for a newcomer or even established expat. However, while complicated and extensive, there are also many tax advantages.
This year Belgium finished 21st in the international competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:45

European asylum office in deep trouble

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has signed off the 2017 accounts of the agencies working for the EU in Brussels or in the member states. All 41 of them received a clean opinion on their financial statements except the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), where the auditors identified a number of serious problems in the payments of the office.
Three-quarters of Belgians feel that membership of the European Union (EU) has benefitted their country, according to the latest edition of Parlemeter 2018, Eurobarometer Survey 90 of the European Parliament.
Insurance companies will no longer be able to increase medical insurance charges for people who have previously suffered from long-term illnesses, consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters announced.
Newly elected mayor of the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, Catherine Moureaux, has condemned the so-called Canal Plan introduced by the federal government following terrorist attacks in Paris, Zaventem and Brussels whose organisers has close links with the commune.
Federal foreign affairs minister Didier Reynders (photo) has refused to become involved in a diplomatic row between Spain and Flanders.
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