An “unprecedented” action plan, including almost all of the staff of the mobile gendarmerie (local police forces), will be deployed on Saturday in France for the action day of the so-called “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests”.
The government of Brussels-Capital Region is to spend five million euros in 2019 toward the creation of a huge centre for drug addicts, to open in 2023 in the vicinity of Tours & Taxis (photo) in the port of Brussels.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of internet giant Facebook, has made a donation of one million dollars (€879,000) to research into Parkinson’s Disease being carried out at the university of Leuven (KULeuven).
Elio Di Rupo, president of the French-speaking socialist party PS, has proposed Paul Magnette, currently mayor of Charleroi, to lead the PS list at the European elections in May.
The biggest collection of souvenirs bearing the image of Leopold II has been exposed to the public for the first time at Arenberg Auctions in Brussels.
Madrid is annoyed by tweets from new Belgian Defence Minister Sander Loones (New Flemish Alliance, N-VA) on the Catalan issue, and this could become a diplomatic incident, De Tijd reported on Thursday.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 18:27

The lowest rents increase fastest

Rents for small, cheap accommodation increase faster than those of spacious, more expensive housing, the Walloon Institute of Studies, Prospection and Statistics (IWEPS) found in a study published on Thursday.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:12

Belgian chocolate 100% sustainable by 2025

Dozens of companies, NGO’s, as well as civil society organizations and political representatives, signed a commitment charter in Antwerp, Wednesday, for chocolate production to be 100% sustainable by 2025.
The Chamber’s Justice Commission this week passed various bills to better assist victims of terrorism and speed up the processing of their files, Justice Minister Koen Geens said on Thursday.
Belgian and British electricity networks are now connected.
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