Volvo Ghent shows first C40 and shifts gear higher…

© BELGA The first C40 rolled off the production line at Volvo Ghent on Thursday. It is the second electric model that has been awarded to the Belgian factory, with which the Ghent site shows itself to be a pioneer within the Sino-Swedish group. Next year, more than half of the cars produced in Ghent […]

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 […]

Will the De Croo government intervene now that energy prices are due to the p…

Now that energy prices are shooting through the ceiling, there is also increasing pressure on politicians to do something about the sky-high energy bill. When drawing up the budget, everyone also looks at the De Croo government. Will he intervene? We have already listed the proposals from the various parties. Farid El Mabrouk Today at […]

Lachaert drops bomb: Open VLD wants federal government to …

In crucial cases, it must be possible to make decisions again in Belgium. And if that fails, the federal government must have the last word. Open VLD chairman Egbert Lachaert dropped a community bomb in the Wetstraat on Friday. He wants the federal government to have a casting vote within the Consultation Committee. Pro-Flemish parties […]

“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 […]

Art project “The Flemish Scrollers” attracts mobile phone politicians…

Digital artist Dries Depoorter is kicking sore shins with his new project “The Flemish Scrollers”. Using artificial intelligence, he detects which politicians are scrolling on their mobiles in the Flemish Parliament, a Twitter account then shames those politicians. His motive? “Demonstrating the dangers of existing technologies.” A remarkable photo of the Flemish government is doing […]

Open VLD Brussels files complaint against party member Els Ampe

The Brussels branch of Open VLD has filed a complaint against Flemish MP Els Ampe with the statutory committee of the liberal party. That writes Bruzz and is confirmed to Belga. The reason for the complaint is Els Ampe’s performance at a lockdown party at Flagey, where she went live via social media and made […]

Curator of catering and event agency Point Urbain clai…

Sihame El Kaouakibi and her friend Erika Nguyen are facing a personal claim of one million euros. That has been confirmed to VTM Nieuws. Point Urbain’s trustee believes that Sihame and Erika are personally liable for the debt pit they left behind in the company. It is the first time that El Kaouakibi has been […]

Hard game for easing that may not come yet …

We will soon be able to celebrate Mother’s Day with a pint on a terrace. Despite a clash between socialists Elio Di Rupo and Frank Vandenbroucke, the Consultation Committee decided on Wednesday that cafés and restaurants may open their terraces on 8 May. Or should we add ‘maybe’ to that? After all, the consensus is […]