Crime has fallen by almost 20% in Brussels in ten years, according to the Brussels Prevention and Security’s (BPS) first report, relayed in Le Soir on Thursday. At the same time, the Region’s population has increased by 15.5%.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:11

UNRWA’s impossible mission

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, visited Brussels on Tuesday to thank the EU for its support and inform about upcoming challenges in UNRWA’s operations and finances. Since the US decided in the beginning of the year to cut its aid to UNRWA, the UN agency for support to the Palestinian refugees, the organisation has faced a crisis which threatens its activities in the Middle East.
Four out of ten general hospitals in Belgium, whether public or private, is operating in the red, according to a study by Belfius bank.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:25

First refuge for LGBT youth opens in Brussels

The first refuge in Belgium for LGBT youth has opened in Brussels.
The overturning of a building permit for the Uplace shopping and leisure complex is the “ultimate death-blow” for the project, according to opponents.
Belgium’s 1,000 most profitable companies paid an average tax of 12.6% in 2017, amounting to 5.8 billion euros out of gross profits of 45.9 billion euros, according to the analysis bureau of the Belgian Workers Party (PTB).
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:15

Religious leaders in Europe share common vision

The European Commission hosted a meeting this week with representatives of religious organisations from across Europe. The participants debated "The Future of Europe: addressing challenges through concrete actions”.
In the first eight months of 2018, three out of four employees covered by the Auxiliary Paritary Commission for Employees, CP200, received an average gross salary increase of 22.60 euros, the Acerta human resources agency said in a study published on Wednesday.
Bruges, Genk, Ostend and Anderlecht football clubs confirmed on Wednesday that the federal office of the public prosecutor (OPP) had conducted searches at their premises on Wednesday morning in connection with the suspected fraud in Belgian football.
On Wednesday, Le Soir reports that the turnover rate for candidates on electoral lists is close to 70% in Wallonia and Brussels.
Page 7 of 802