A price promotion being offered in the Belgian Albert Heijn supermarkets has sparked a wave of criticism and complaint, as competitors and authorities see it as the outbreak of a price war that risks being as serious as the one that took place in the supermarket's Dutch homeland.
The Special Finances Act stemming from Belgium’s Sixth State Reform is costly for the country’s regions, says Brussels-Capital Region Economic Affairs Minister Didier Gosuin.
The Brussels Employment Office, Actiris, wants to authorise undocumented migrants to register with it to receive professional training in labour-strapped vocations, La Libre reported on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 17:51

Belgians would like to shed 52,636 tonnes

Every other Belgian is overweight and 33% are obese, a problem people are becoming increasingly aware of since six out of 10 persons would like to lose weight, according to an iVOX poll.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 16:54

Strong line-up at Leuven Jazz festival

Leuven Jazz festival promises to be well frequented, as the organisers have announced strong headliners for the 7th edition of the festival, taking place 14 to 24 March.
The number of construction works in Belgium increased by about 2% to 2.5% last year, and the forecast for 2019 is a further increase of 1.5% to 2.0%, the Construction Confederation announced on Wednesday at a press conference.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:29

Flemish highways were less congested in 2018

Flemish highways were less congested last year than in 2017, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Vlaams Verkeerscentrum, the Flemish centre in charge of road traffic.
Belgium’s world-famous chocolate will be celebrated in all its forms from 22 to the 24 February, at the spacious Tour & Taxis venue by Brussels canal.
The state intelligence service has briefed political parties taking part in the coming elections of 26 May on the dangers of interference in the process by foreign governments, such as Russia or China, various papers report.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a spectacular bank robbery at the weekend in Antwerp.
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