Opposition councillors want fast access to a series of documents related to the management of GIAL, the non-profit association in charge of information technology and office management for the Brussels Communal Council, starting with audits conducted since 2000.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:29

Fake deaf-mutes convicted for fraud

The Walloon Brabant Correctional Court on Tuesday convicted seven persons for fraud committed in 2016 and 2017 in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Jodoigne and Braine-l’Alleud.
Heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, according to a study published on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Socialist Mayor of Brussels City Council, Philippe Close, gave his reaction in La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure to the recent stir around the Brussels based non-profit organisation GIAL.
Giving evidence before the Brussels Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, a female member of the Buddhist community, Ogyen Kunsang Choling (OKC), said, “If I had had children, I would have entrusted them to the Château-de-Soleils estate.”
Researchers from the Université de Liège (ULiège), from University College Ghent (HoGent) and the University of Ghent have analysed the government's alcohol legislation.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:17

Property more profitable than shares in long term

Belgium is one of the rare countries in the world where property has proven in the long term (measuring from 1900 inwards), to be more profitable than shares.
The French-speaking presence in municipalities within the Brussels Periphery is such that 62.4% of electors voting in 2014 for Brussels City Council were in favour of a French-speaking list.
It’s become an all-too-familiar sight on our streets – the forlorn sign of people begging. However, the official response to this apparently growing trend differs quite widely in Belgium.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:33

Well-being of Belgians down over the last decade

The overall well-being of Belgians fell between 2005 and 2016 according to a study by the Federal Planning Bureau.
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