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9 February 2018

The abuse of Sudanese people who were repatriated to their home country cannot be confirmed with certainty. That’s the conclusion of the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons in a long-awaited report. “There are serious doubts concerning the veracity of witness …

8 February 2018

For the first time ever, European Parliament will seriously consider abolishing daylight saving time. For quite some time now, scientific research has indicated that some people, namely children, the elderly and people with health issues, have considerable difficulty with it. “The hour change also …

7 February 2018

By a large majority, the European Parliament has shot down the idea of a European constituency. That means that Flemings will not be able to vote for European politicians from a different Member State in 2019. That’s a good thing, the N-VA says: “A European constituency will not eliminate the …

6 February 2018

In 2017, 456 women were granted asylum in Belgium to protect them from genital mutilation. That’s a record. However, Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken wants to strengthen women’s rights even further. “Female circumcision is an inhumane practice,” says Theo Francken. “Any …

6 February 2018

From now on, when a foreign worker submits a document in Belgium falsely reporting that he or she is paying social security contributions in his or her own country, a judge has the option of rejecting it. Until recently, one of these so-called A1 documents was still binding in all circumstances …

6 February 2018

From now on, consumers in Europe will have unlimited access to online services and goods. In other words, the days of not being able to order something from a website because there were no access permissions from your country are now over. “This will ensure a larger, and often also cheaper, online …