From aircraft tax to less taxes for couples: this …

The De Croo government has reached a final agreement on the budget. Below is an overview of what was decided. Tax reforms • From working singles can count on a tax reduction of 50 euros. For a working couple it even goes up to 150 euros. In addition, the deduction for childcare will increase. Read […]

How labs got millions for corona tests they never…

© BELGA The eight university labs that have to analyze corona tests have seen their compensation significantly reduced. It turns out they haven’t been processing enough tests for the money they get for months. According to the labs and Minister Vandenbroucke, the compensation was so high to be able to switch quickly in the event […]

De Croo does not want to nibble too much on the advantages of prof…

© BELGA Prime Minister Alexander De Croo wants to raise 30 million euros annually by cutting the social and tax benefits of football players. Only there is much more to be gained in these benefits, up to 200 million. Competent deputy prime ministers Vandenbroucke and Van Peteghem therefore wanted to do much more. The favorable […]

Vandenbroucke wants third jab for residents of residential care centers

Minister Vandenbroucke wants to give all residents of residential care centers a third vaccination. He is also hammering on his new hobbyhorse: ventilation obligation. ‘If you really want to get rid of mouth masks, you will have to ventilate.’ If it is up to Federal Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke (Vooruit), everyone in residential care […]

Is the discussion about mandatory vaccination over? “We may t…

For the Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke (Vooruit), there can be no question of a general vaccination obligation at the moment. With this he puts an end to the discussion that PS chairman Paul Magnette had started. “A general obligation would give the anti-vaxxers even more ammunition,” said Groen chairwoman Meyrem Almaci. But that doesn’t […]

“Vandenbroucke and the virologists now have what they wanted”: wer…

Pukkelpop is forced to pull the plug on this year’s edition. The reason is the tightening of the Covid Safe Ticket that the Consultation Committee announced on Monday. According to the festival, this makes it impossible to test and check every festival-goer. “Minister Vandenbroucke and the virologists have now got what they wanted,” various sources […]

Solid game of poker for Pukkelpop, but Vandenbroucke keeps…

The Pukkelpop festival has stopped its construction and ticket sales until further notice. The organization is thus increasing the pressure on the federal government to be allowed to apply more flexible corona rules. Politicians have been adding water to the wine in recent days, but Minister Vandenbroucke is now keeping his leg stiff. At the […]

Another conflict looming with the federal government and again MR-v…

The liberals, with MR chairman Georges-Louis Bouchez in the lead, do not like that the socialists want to tamper with a measure taken by the previous government. It exempted companies from social security contributions for their first hired employee. The Court of Audit makes mincemeat of it: the measure is above all expensive and inefficient. […]

How long will we wear a mouth mask? This is what Frank says…

There are a lot of relaxation on the program for the coming weeks. But what about the mouth mask? When can we leave that out? ‘Not before today’, said Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke (Vooruit). The minister was a guest at It’s not every day Sunday on RTL-TVi and got the question: when will those […]

More lenses will be reimbursed from June 1

The threshold for lens reimbursement will be lowered from a diopter of 8.25 to 7.75. For those younger than 18 or older than 65, the threshold is lowered from a diopter from 8 to 7.5. The measure will take effect on 1 June. Federal Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Frank Vandenbroucke (Vooruit) announced […]