Burger King is hiring 80 people for restaurant Ixelles

Burger King is hiring 80 people for restaurant Ixelles

Network of fast food restaurants Burger King is looking for 80 employees for their future business Ixelles, according to Burger King in a press release. The Ixelles restaurant must open in a few weeks, to become the 16th establishment of this brand in Belgium. In order to finalize this recruitment, Burger King signed a selection agreement with Actiris, Brussels’s agency for employment. Candidates interested in one of these posts have therefore two possibilities: they can send their resume and motivation letter to [email protected], or present themselves to an Actiris office….

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The Belgian company has signed a large it contract with the European Commission

The Belgian company has signed a large it contract with the European Commission

Modis Belgium, an it service provider, has a four-year contract to provide approximately 1,200 it professionals to work for the European Commission. The Brussels regional news Platform Bruzz reports that Modis Belgium, based in Groot-Biliardine (Flemish Brabant), has signed what it says, “the largest framework agreement for it services, ever signed by an institution of the European Union”. Modis won the tender and as such will provide the lion’s share of the 1,200 IT experts to the European Commission and a number of European agencies. Modis is part of the…

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Isle off Knokke: De Backer asks Weyts for alternatives

Isle off Knokke: De Backer asks Weyts for alternatives

The Secretary of State for the North Sea, Philippe De Backer (Open Vld) on Wednesday asked Flemish Public Works Minister Ben Weyts (New Flemish Alliance, N-VA) to come up with alternatives to the artificial island planned off Knokke. The Government of Flanders wishes to use the experimental artificial island to see if such a structure can better protect the seaside resort from strong tempests. However, Knokke Mayor Leopold Lippens came out against the project. De Backer then announced, on Tuesday, that the island could not be built for the moment…

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The collapse of the bridge in Genoa: can it happen here?

The collapse of the bridge in Genoa: can it happen here?

Since Italian rescuers and rescue services took care of the collapse of the viaduct near Genoa, which claimed at least 30 lives, Belgian experts asked-could this happen here? The biggest disaster would involve the Vilvoorde viaduct: 1,700m long at 35m high, with the longest distance between two spans of 163m. The bridge was built in 1974, and came into use in 1978, about a decade after the Ponto Morandi. At the time, it was said that the viaduct would have a life-span of 100 years. However, due to factors including…

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The Belgian economy is growing slower than the Eurozone average

The Belgian economy is growing slower than the Eurozone average

The Belgian economy grew 0.3 percent in the second quarter of the year compared to the previous quarter. For the fifth consecutive quarter, the Belgian ar is below the Eurozone average. The eurozone enjoyed a growth of 0.4 percent in the past quarter, just like the European Union. Those two blocks had a 2.2 percent improvement over a whole year, compared to just 1.3 percent for Belgium. Only France and Italy (each with 0.2 percent in the last quarter) had a lower score than Belgium. Germany, one of the frontrunners…

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A new method of detention of transit migrants has been adopted: 15 arrests in one evening

A new method of detention of transit migrants has been adopted: 15 arrests in one evening

The Belgian police are introducing new methods of combating human trafficking and the problem of transit migrants: train checks. According to interior Minister Jan Jambon, the first action on trains last night led to the arrest of 15 people. One of those taken in custody was a criminal wanted by police. The other 14 will hear today whether they will be sent to closed asylum centre for repatriation. Transit migrants are refugees coming to Belgium without the intention of staying here, but using Belgium as a hub to get to…

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Ukraine on the edge of fight against hepatitis C

Ukraine on the edge of fight against hepatitis C

By Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of Alliance for Public Health Viral hepatitis nowadays is one of the biggest global health threats, still rarely being in focus of the media. World Hepatitis Day traditionally marked on 28th of July is the major date to increase public awareness on hepatitis, as without finding of undiagnosed people millions of lives will be lost. While internationally 9 out of 10 people living with viral hepatitis do not know their status, Ukraine makes no exception. Moreover, Ukraine is the only European country appeared on the…

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Body found in brussels beauty spot

Body found in brussels beauty spot

The body was found in a nature reserve in the Brussels municipality of ever. Brussels judicial authorities have confirmed that a terrible discovery was made on Friday after the het Moereske, a colorful place popular among pedestrians adjacent to the main railway lines between Brussels and the North and East of the country. A local council worker found the body that had been there for some time. There is as yet no news as to the identity of the deceased. The Brussels Judicial Authorities believe that the cause of death…

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Elon Musk says Saudi fund has offered to help take Tesla private

Elon Musk says Saudi fund has offered to help take Tesla private

Musk said the Saudi investment Fund has approached Him several times over the past two years with proposals to help the struggling company become private Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has approached the electric car company with an offer to help take it private. In a blogpost published on Monday Musk wrote that the Saudi investment fund – which owns 5% of Tesla – had approached him several times over the last two years with offers to help the struggling company go private….

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