The Belgian State earned about 8.83 billion euros in excise tax on various goods last year, Sudpresse newspapers reported on Thursday, with the indirect tax on tobacco bringing in 123.8 million euros more than in 2017.
Requests for asylum in Europe have gone back to their levels before the 2015 migrant crisis, while applicants’ chances of success have also gone down, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) says in its latest annual review, published on Thursday.
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who became a world-famous climate campaigner in just a few weeks, travels to Brussels on 21 February to support the march for the climate.
Half of the Dutch fleet that practices electric pulse fishing will be able to do so until mid-2021 under a deal worked out by European Parliament and European Council negotiators.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:44

One out of eight Belgians fakes sick leave

One Belgian worker out of eight has already reported sick for another reason than for health, emerges from a HR Securex service provider survey, released Thursday.
Students from secondary schools who demonstrate to demand ambitious climate policies could count on the reinforcement of higher education students expected in mass on the capital’s streets.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:07

Sunny valentine celebration throughout Belgium

The temperatures go up markedly for all those celebrating valentine today, with up to 13 degrees C° and sun in Brussels, according to the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI).
Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:12

National strike could cost €360 million

The impact of yesterday's national strike was less than predicted, with only 4% of small company employees taking part, rising to 25% in companies with more than 50 employees, according to an evaluation by Unizo, the organisation that represents the self-employed.
Cycling legend Eddy Merckx yesterday learned he will not be prosecuted in a case involving alleged corruption in the supply of a set of bicycles to police in Brussels, as the case has now passed the limit of the statute of limitations.
Pregnant women in Flanders and those having recently given birth are to be screened routinely for mental problems, in particular depression and anxiety, the region's public health minister Jo Vandeurzen has announced.
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