Belgian news in brief, 29 March 2006

29th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

EU entry exams in Brussels , Some 6,000 people underwent exams at the Heizel site in Brussels on Wednesday for a job at the European Union. Brussels was one of 43 locations across Europe where the first selection tests took place. There were 41,000 applicants in total. However, only 1,000 will eventually pass the final test.

EU entry exams in Brussels

Some 6,000 people underwent exams at the Heizel site in Brussels on Wednesday for a job at the European Union. Brussels was one of 43 locations across Europe where the first selection tests took place. There were 41,000 applicants in total. However, only 1,000 will eventually pass the final test.

Concern over lack of condom use

Two-thirds of heterosexual and one-third of gays without a permanent partner have unsafe sex. They rarely or never use a condom, consumer association Test-Aankoop said. Some 70 percent of those surveyed said they don't use a condom the first time, while 50 percent don't use contraception. This is despite the fact that 94 percent know that a condom protects against sexual diseases and 73 percent knows that it is an effective contraceptive.

Eldest thief freed from jail

The nation's eldest third has been released from jail again. The 79-year-old Georges P. was freed on 3 March, but the news was only made public on Wednesday. His remand detention was extended by a month after appearing before Anderlecht Court at the end of February for a theft in Zomergem. But his remand detention was lifted several days later. P.'s argues claims the man needs help, not prison.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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