Belgian news in brief, 28 July 2006

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Brussels workers earn more, Workers in Brussels and Flemish or Wallonian Brabant earn a gross wage of EUR 17.1 to EUR 18.9 per hour, placing them on top of the nation's wage stakes. Workers in Henegouwen, West and East Flanders earn the lowest amount (from EUR 15.3 to 15.7 per hour), union ACV said. In Brussels and surrounds, more university graduates and office workers work in comparison with other provinces. There are also a larger number of big companies. But taking into account factors such as province

Brussels workers earn more

Workers in Brussels and Flemish or Wallonian Brabant earn a gross wage of EUR 17.1 to EUR 18.9 per hour, placing them on top of the nation's wage stakes. Workers in Henegouwen, West and East Flanders earn the lowest amount (from EUR 15.3 to 15.7 per hour), union ACV said. In Brussels and surrounds, more university graduates and office workers work in comparison with other provinces. There are also a larger number of big companies. But taking into account factors such as province, person, function and company, Brussels' workers still earn comparatively more.

Hitler's 'Belgian' artworks on auction

Some 21 artworks probably painted by Adolf Hitler will be auctioned on 26 September. The paintings were stored in a Belgian attic near the French border for some 70 years before they were recently unearthed. The works were probably made between 1916-18, when the Nazi dictator was a corporal in WWI. The artwork will be auctioned by Jefferys in the southwest of the UK and prices could go as high as EUR 4,400.

Three youths stabbed in Liege

Three young men were stabbed in Liège on Thursday night and one of them is in a critical condition. A 24-year-old suspect and his 55-year-old stepfather were arrested. The older man is accused of hitting the victims. The three victims had confronted the alleged attacker after seeing him earlier that day with the girlfriends of two of the three youths. But the suspect allegedly responded by lashing out with a knife.

Belgian dies in Swiss Alps

A Belgian who went missing on Monday in the Swiss Alps has died, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The backpack of the 45-year-old has been found, but his body is still being searched for. A Dutch and Austrian climber is also missing.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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