Thursday, 09 August 2018 17:30

Higher hospitalisation fees in the offing

According to the medical index published in July, insurance companies and mutual funds will be able to adapt their individual hospitalisation, outpatient, and dental-care fees to increases in health care costs, De Tijd and L’Echo reported on Thursday.
Tuesday night’s thunderstorms exposed the ineffectiveness of 1722, the number reserved for non-emergency interventions by the fire brigade, according to Leighton Hoovelts of the Christian union ACV, speaking to the Gazet van Antwerpen.
First-generation immigrants say they feel less healthy, move around less and suffer more from anxiety, according to a survey by researchers from the University of Ghent, published on Thursday in De Morgen daily.
Belgians are among the suspects targeted by an investigation into attacks being prepared by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group following those perpetrated in Brussels and Paris, Het Laatste Nieuws and La Dernière Heure dailies reported on Thursday.
Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:25

Notaries could carry out no-fault divorces

Married couples should be able to divorce without recourse to the courts, by simply having their agreement recorded by a notary, according to an expert report on the profession ordered by justice minister Koen Geens.
The federal home affairs ministry has changed the rules on police personnel having second jobs outside the force, police unions said. Police officers may now have jobs on the side, with certain exceptions.
The square in front of the Justice Palace in Brussels could one day feature a giant mirror-pool, according to the city councillor in charge of town planning, Geoffroy Coomans, interviewed in La Capitale.
The fire brigade in Picardy Wallonia intervened about 30 times between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning following the violent thunderstorms that battered Western Hainaut.
The license of the leading Belgian betting company will be suspended for 24 hours on the 3rd of September.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:22

Job vacancies on the increase in Flanders

The number of job vacancies in Flanders continues to rise, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Flemish employment service, VDAB.
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