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Belgian Brewers’ protest against French tax nipped in the bud

France has violated no European law by increasing its excise duty on strong beers by 160%, according to the European Commission, despite a complaint filed by the association of Belgian Brewers. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs ruled against the brewers’ protest and...

EU suspends fruit relief pay-outs

The European Commission has suspended pay-outs of the aid promised to fruit and vegetable growers, after receiving “unrealistic” claims for subsidies, it said. The €125 million in aid to European growers was meant as compensation for the Russian ban on imports from the EU. In Flanders, the crops...

French open 100 companies per year in Belgium

The number of French companies that establish themselves in Belgium has grown significantly over the last five years. There are currently more than 2,000 branches of French companies active in Belgium, an increase of 30% on five years ago, reports the French Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (CFCIB)...

A blind date with Reginald D. Hunter

Everything can be funny for Reginald D. Hunter. “The only things that are off limits to me are the things that I haven't found just the right words to say yet.” Over the last 16 years, the London-based African American comedian has made a name for himself in Britain for his characteristic fish-out-...

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Belgium’s middle class is shrinking, say researchers

The share of high- and low-paid jobs in the Belgian labour market is growing, resulting in a slowly shrinking middle class, reports De Standaard based on research published in the journal American Economic Review . The labour market in Belgium is polarising, with low-paid jobs and jobs at the top...

Thyssen appointed work, social affairs and labour mobility

Marianne Thyssen (CD&V) has been given the post of European commissioner for work, social affairs, skills and labour mobility. The appointment was announced yesterday by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, along with the other portfolios in the Commission. The post is seen as...

Brussels in the running to host Euro 2020

In the most recent interim evaluation of the 19 candidate host countries for football's European Championships in 2020 (Euro 2020), European football's governing body, Uefa, gave Brussels good marks for experience in hosting major events and for public transport. On September 19, Uefa will announce...

Second speed check campaign coming in October

The federal and local police have announced that there will be a second speed check campaign on Belgian roads in October. The campaign, an initiative of the police and the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR/BIVV) intended to curb excessive speeding, calls for the installation of additional speed...

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