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Belgium adpots law against 'vulture funds'

Belgium adpots law against 'vulture funds'

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Belgium on Wednesday passed a law to cap how much so-called "vulture funds" can recoup from government debt bought at rock-bottom prices from countries teetering on the brink of default.Under the new...

Results of food hygiene tests available online

Results of food hygiene tests available online

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

In future the results of checks carried out by the Federal Food Safety Agency (FAVV) will be available for all to see on a new website.

Extra trains to the coast

Extra trains to the coast

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

In addition to the normal increased number of train services to resorts along the West Flemish coast, the Belgian rail company NMBS is laying on extra trains to the seaside to accommodate for the extra demand resulting from this week’s heat wave.

What’s new from 1 July?

What’s new from 1 July?

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

As at the start of every month, 1 July brings with it a number of changes that will affect us in our daily lives.

Belgium adopts law against 'vulture funds'

Belgium adopts law against 'vulture funds'

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Belgium on Wednesday passed a law to cap how much so-called "vulture funds" can recoup from government debt bought at rock-bottom prices from countries teetering on the brink of default.Under the new...

Tiesto among top DJs at US TomorrowWorld festival

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Some of the world's top DJs including Tiesto, David Guetta and Paul van Dyk will headline TomorrowWorld, the US spinoff of the leading electronic festival, organizers announced Tuesday.The creators of...

Growing demand for Belgian pears in China

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Belgian pear producers have seen a threefold increase in their exports to China compared to last season.

Brussels' pedestrianised area causes traffic chaos

Brussels' pedestrianised area causes traffic chaos

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Traffic jams mounted as Brussels motorists sought alternative routes in response to closed roads as a result of the increased pedestrianised area.

"Watch out for too high doses of vitamins and minerals”

"Watch out for too high doses of vitamins and minerals”

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

The High Council for Health has warned Belgians against taking excessively high doses of vitamins and minerals.

Just 1 in 9 civil servants works until 65

Just 1 in 9 civil servants works until 65

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

According to figures from the annual report of the Public Service Pensions Service (PDOS) just 1 in 9 civil servants continue working until they reach the current pension age of 65.

Grenade blasts and boycott in Burundi's controversial polls

Grenade blasts and boycott in Burundi's controversial polls

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Burundians voted Monday in controversial elections that were condemned internationally amid an opposition boycott and grenade attacks, with the election commission claiming an "enormous" turnout despite...

National Pension Committee meets for the first time

National Pension Committee meets for the first time

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

The National Pension Committee is meeting for the first time in Brussels today.

4 million for new measures to protect Jewish neighbourhoods

4 million for new measures to protect Jewish neighbourhoods

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

The federal government is earmarking 4 million euros for "technical protection measures" to safeguard Jewish neighbourhoods and institutions from possible terrorist attacks in Antwerp and Brussels.

Brussels boasts EU's biggest pedestrian area after Venice

Brussels boasts EU's biggest pedestrian area after Venice

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Since the official pedestrian installation on Monday 29 June, Brussels boasts Europe's second biggest pedestrian area in a large city; motorists will need to be aware of the changed conditions.

Prepare for heat wave on the way

Prepare for heat wave on the way

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

With temperatures expected to top 35°C later this week, Flanders is set to experience its warmest week for some years.

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