Two new Legionella victims reported in the canal area of Ghent

Two new Legionella victims reported in the canal area of Ghent

Two new victims of Legionella bacteria have been reported in the canal area in Ghent, bringing the number to 23, the Flemish health agency Zorg en Gezondheid said on Monday.

Euro top currency for EU exports, U.S. dollar more popular for imports

Euro top currency for EU exports, U.S. dollar more popular for imports

The euro was the currency most used for exports from the EU in 2018, the European statistical office, Eurostat, reported on Monday, but the U.S. dollar was used more to pay for imports.

State-of-the-art training centre for special police units

State-of-the-art training centre for special police units

The Belgian federal police’s special units on Monday inaugurated their new, state-of-the-art training centre, an EU-backed project aimed at better fighting terrorism and organised crime.

Nationalist candidate plugs confederalism as election day looms

Nationalist candidate plugs confederalism as election day looms

Theo Francken, a Flemish nationalist candidate in Belgium’s parliamentary elections, said that if Sunday’s vote confirmed a trend of partisan differences between the country’s regions, confederalism would have to be put on the negotiating table.

N-VA loses a lot of votes in Limburg, Vlaams Belang only gains

N-VA loses a lot of votes in Limburg, Vlaams Belang only gains

The Flemish nationalist party N-VA is losing a lot of votes in the province of Limburg, mostly in favour of the more far-right Vlaams Belang, according to a poll by newspaper Het Belang van Limburg.

Child pornography trial of Belgian actor postponed due to lack of judges

Child pornography trial of Belgian actor postponed due to lack of judges

The child pornography trial against Belgian actor Guy Van Sande (56), in which he is accused of spreading, owning and producing child pornography, cannot start on Wednesday, because there are too few judges.

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