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25 November 2021

MP Bert Wollants questioned Energy Minister Van der Straeten today about the lack of a decision on whether or not to keep the last two nuclear power plants open after 2025. After all, the coalition agreement states that the government will decide on the nuclear power phase-out in November 2021 …

25 November 2021

At the proposal of Flemish Minister for Immovable Heritage, Matthias Diependaele, Flanders has secured a seat on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. “There was little enthusiasm for the Flemish idea initially, but eventually, the candidacy did come. And as it turns out, it wasn’t such a bad idea, …

24 November 2021

In ten years, Flanders wants to be among the top five countries with the best reading skills. That is ambitious, because today we are trailing behind internationally. The Flemish Government wants to catch up with a major reading offensive called “Leesoffensief”, primarily aimed at people who today …

24 November 2021

On Thursday, the European Parliament will again vote on legal migration, but the file does not take into account the reality of the labour market within the Member States. MEP Assita Kanko, a member of the competent Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, is voting with the N-VA group …

23 November 2021

“This is in no way good for our port, the engine of our economy, and for the people of Zeebrugge. So we must absolutely avoid this.” MP Theo Francken and Flemish MP Maaike De Vreese fear that more illegal transmigrants will go to West Flanders and the port of Zeebrugge. This is due to the French …

18 November 2021

The number of people on the waiting list for social housing in Brussels is alarming. On 1 October 2021, there were 50,871 households on the waiting list. This means that over 133,000 Brussels residents (over 10.5% of the population!) are on a waiting list, including almost 35,000 children under 12 …