Belgium in Brief: oil price increase, burning car investigation and crowdfund goal reached
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Belgians will be charged an increased price for oil, the police investigate Congolese protesters’ link to a car that caught fire, and Belgian toddler’s family reaches crowdfund goal for expensive medicine.
Here’s a recap of the news you might have missed this morning:
A Facebook post by a group of politically active Congolese has triggered an investigation from police, who are seeking to determine whether the group are behind the setting on fire of a car on Rue Belliard in Brussels on Tuesday. Read more.
A Flemish toddler fighting a life-threatening genetic condition will be able to afford treatment with the world’s most expensive medicine thanks to a massive outpour of support from across Belgium. Read more.
As of 1 August 2019, there were over 100,000 hybrid cars – models which use two or more distinct types of power – in Belgium, according to new statistics provided by the Belgian statistical office. Read more.
The first day of the Congolese president’s first official visit in the country saw hundreds show up at the foreign affairs ministry to protest Belgium’s support of a president they see as illegitimate. Read more.