Son of fireman employed by the city suspected of killing Mouscron mayor

Son of fireman employed by the city suspected of killing Mouscron mayor

The individual suspected of killing the mayor of Mouscron, Alfred Gadenne, on Sunday evening is reportedly the son of a volunteer fireman who worked at the Population Service of Mouscron’s city council, the Belgian news agency, Belga, learned on Tuesday from multiple sources. The suspect’s father had committed suicide after being dismissed two years ago. His son is said to have killed the mayor to avenge the death of his father. The suspect was scheduled to be questioned by an investigating judge on Tuesday. Aged 71, Alfred Gadenne opened and…

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Polish MEPs in Brussels want to change the narrative of the European history museum

Polish MEPs in Brussels want to change the narrative of the European history museum

The Polish government feels that Poland’s history has been unfairly treated in the newly opened House of European History in Brussels. At a debate last week historians argued that the museum has an ideological bias against nationalism and that inaccuracies and gaps in its permanent exhibition should be corrected. The debate was organized (5 September) in the European Parliament by the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group and hosted by MEP Anna Fotyga on behalf of the Polish Law & Justice delegation in the parliament with the participation of historians…

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Youthful employment on the rise

Youthful employment on the rise

The absorbtion of young, first-time job seekers into the labour market in Wallonia increased in 2016 for the third consecutive year, jumping to 58.2% last year, from 56.9% in 2015 and 54.4% in 2014. This was one of the results of a study on young people’s inclusion in the job market in the first six months after they register to be employed. The study was conducted by Forem, Wallonia’s public employment agency, among 22,000 respondents aged 18 to 24 years who registered with the agency between June and October 2016….

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Belgian duos win gold at Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup

Belgian duos win gold at Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup

Two Belgian pairs won gold at the Acrobatic Gymnastics 2017 World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, where the last of the four rounds for this season was held at the weekend. Kilian Goffaux (Sportac Deinze) and Robin Casse (VGL Niel) placed first in the men’s event, while the women’s went to Noémie Lammertyn and Lore Vanden Berghe of Sportac Deinze. The Belgians had already won gold at the first two rounds, held in Puur (Belgium) and Maia (Portugal). Absent at the third round, in Geneva, they went to Lisbon determined to…

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Finance minister: “A public structure is urgently needed for the homeless in Brussels”

Finance minister: “A public structure is urgently needed for the homeless in Brussels”

The current crisis around Samusocial can only accelerate the process to improve the reception of homeless people, said Guy Vanhengel (Open VLD), Minister of Finance in Brussels-Capital Region government, on Monday (11 September) before the commission of inquiry about the management of the non-profit organization. Guy Vanhengel explained that he had terminated the pre-financing of the winter scheme for Samusocial via the social assistance body, Centre Public d´Action Social (CPAS), of the City of Brussels. According to Vanhengel, it was only in 2013 that it appeared that the CPAS pre-financed…

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