Some 650 files opened on Airbnb rentals in Brussels

Some 650 files opened on Airbnb rentals in Brussels

Since November 2016, 648 files have been opened in Brussels on Airbnb rentals, according to figures released by Prime Minister Rudi Vervoort and quoted on Thursday by Sudpresse. Most of these files – 594 – concern tourism accommodation that is not registered, and therefore in infraction. Since the start in November 2016 of verifications under an ordinance governing the rental by private individuals of accommodation to tourists in the capital, economic inspection agents have conducted 640 checks in Brussels Region. These have led to 266 warnings, following which “hosts” are…

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Belfius IPO not possible before summer, CEO says

Belfius IPO not possible before summer, CEO says

Launching the initial public offering (IPO) of Belfius Bank by this summer is no longer possible, the bank’s CEO, Marc Raisière, told l’Echo and De Tijd newspapers, adding that this was also the opinion of its board of directors. Belfius, an autonomous banking and insurance group owned by the Belgian State, had hoped for a green light from the government for the IPO in March, but this has been affected by a delay in the Arco file. The government has tried to obtain European Commission approval for a plan to…

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