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By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 07:30 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

The use of an electric bike makes it possible to cover longer distances between home and the workplace than with a regular bicycle. Flemish commuters travel distances up to three times greater with an electric bike or a “speed pedelec” (motor-assisted electric bicycle) than with a normal two-wheeler, according to figures published today by VAB […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 07:48 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Debates were going strong in the Parliament of Wallonia plenary session on Wednesday night when the Head of the Liberal Group John-Paul Wahl suddenly called for an interruption. The reason: a heated altercation that took place moments before between the clerk and Liberal MP Laetitia Brogniez in the parliament’s cafeteria. Brogniez was there […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 07:10 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Pxhere An increase in the price paid by patients for antibiotics has done nothing to depress consumption, according to figures from the Christian Mutuality (CM). The price increase was introduced by federal minister Maggie De Block, herself a practising family doctor, when she was health minister in 2017, in an attempt to screw back […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:51 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Achieving climate-friendly mobility is possible by transferring public resources, which are currently allocated to automobiles, to public transport and active modes of travel. This was revealed in a Transport & Mobility Leuven study (TML) on behalf of Greenpeace published today. The proposed scenario would reduce CO2 emissions by 20% between 2005 and 2030. TML envisioned […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:47 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Libreshot This summer there will be a partial smoking ban on the beach in four coastal municipalities in Belgium. After Ostend and Bredene, De Panne and De Haan will now also (partially) prohibit smoking on their beaches. This news was announced Wednesday morning at a meeting of coastal mayors. Specifically, there will be a test […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:15 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Police have opened an investigation into a Belgian jihadist’s mother who allegedly sent some 65,000 euros to the Islamic State terrorist group. She thought this money was for her son and his family, but it was used for terrorist purposes, Het Laatste Nieuws reported on Thursday. Certain documents indicated that the mother sent […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:45 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Belgium’s SNCB wants a guarantee from the State that it will remain the sole operator for subsidised local transport by rail for the next 10 years, whereas the market is scheduled for liberalisation by 2023. This is a key element of a memorandum produced by the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB) ahead […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:26 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Pexels More than 70 victims of sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses have come forward with their stories since the public network aired a documentory about it last week, reports the nonprofit organisation Reclaimed Voices Belgium. The documentary brought to light that the organisation had been covering up sexual abuse of minors via an internal ‘disciplinary’ […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:38 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Belgium’s Constitutional Court decided on Thursday to refer to the European Court of Justice – for a preliminary ruling – on three questions regarding a petition for annulment filed against decrees banning religious slaughter in Flanders and Wallonia. The Constitutional Court will not decide on the case until it receives the responses from […]

By admin On 4 Apr, 2019 At 06:52 PM | Categorized As Belgium News, General News | With 0 Comments

© Belga ‘Mama Leather’, the leading figure of a notorious Nigerian prostitution gang in Brussels, has received a lighter punishment in the Court of Appeal than first expected. The madam was originally sentenced to 14 years in prison, but it was knocked down to 10 years in appeal. The fine of 240.000 euros stayed the […]