Belgian news in brief, 1 December 2005

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Joint effort to combat AIDS , World Aids Day was marked across Belgium on Thursday. The seven ministers engaged in public health in Belgium have agreed to co-operate in the fight against AIDS in the nation's bureaucratic labyrinth. Federal Health Minister also wants to continue with anonymous HIV testing. In other news, a march was to be held in Brussels, health workers were handing our AIDS prevention tips, council staff were wearing red ribbons and condoms were being distributed in cities across the nati

Joint effort to combat AIDS

World Aids Day was marked across Belgium on Thursday. The seven ministers engaged in public health in Belgium have agreed to co-operate in the fight against AIDS in the nation's bureaucratic labyrinth. Federal Health Minister also wants to continue with anonymous HIV testing. In other news, a march was to be held in Brussels, health workers were handing our AIDS prevention tips, council staff were wearing red ribbons and condoms were being distributed in cities across the nation. The patron of World AIDS Day 2005 in Belgium was soccer star Vincent Kompany, who said the disease can be prevented if the public is given enough reliable information.

CD&V urges pro-nuclear energy policy

The opposition Christian Democrat CD&V has proposed scrapping the federal government's policy of gradually withdrawing from nuclear energy. The party also said if it won office at the 2007 elections, it would opt to build more nuclear energy plants. MP Servais Verherstraeten urged for the construction of new nuclear plants with the latest technology.

Belgians spending more on credit

Belgian households spent EUR 4.2 billion on credit in the first half of this year, a rise of 14 percent compared with the first six months of 2004. The amount purchased on record in the first half of this year is a record, the National Institute of Statistics said. In 2004, Belgians spent EUR 7 billion on credit.
 
Three killed in crash near Nato

Three people were killed in car accident on the A201 near the Nato headquarters in Evere on Thursday morning. A 4th person was severely injured and taken to hospital. The only car involved in the accident was a Jaguar, which was being drive from Zaventem on the Brussels-bound lanes. The car smashed into a tree. Traffic was diverted in the Zaventem-Evere direction.

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