Belgium has dropped to 21st place in the annual competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF), one place lower than in the previous edition, when it was already declining.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:22

Cycles not welcome on trains at peak times

Information reported in Gazet van Antwerpen, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad, on Wednesday, indicates that as of next year bicycles will not be allowed on trains at peak times.
Threatened by the European Commission as to the imposition of new rules to intensify the fight against online misinformation, the main social media platforms (Google, Facebook, Mozilla and Twitter) on Tuesday set out self-regulatory measures.
If a new referendum took place now in Britain as to its membership of the European Union, a study published on Wednesday indicates that the eurosceptics would not replicate their success.
Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois is to summon the Spanish ambassador to Belgium to explain why the Madrid government has lifted the diplomatic status of the Flemish government delegate to Spain, André Hebbelinck.
A man who helped rescue eight people, including a pregnant woman, from a burning building in the Rue Brogniez in Anderlecht last Sunday has been arrested and charged with setting the fire himself.
A speed-check marathon lasting 24 hours started this morning at 06.00, with police suspending a protest action to allow the marathon to go ahead.
The so-called Tripartite Social Summit between EU institutions, member states and the social partners took place yesterday in Brussels. The issue of harassment at work was not on the agenda.
The Liège Public Prosecutor’s Office indicated, on Tuesday morning, that around twenty people were arrested for questioning on Monday in the Liège region.
Amnesty International has indicated that more than 50,000 signatures, against arms exports to countries guilty of human rights violations, were delivered on Tuesday morning in Namur to the Walloon Minister-President, Willy Borsus.
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