“Flowers for police and soldiers”

“Flowers for police and soldiers”

A group of people from Brussels handed over 700 flowers to police officers and soldiers across the capital today as a sign of appreciation for the work they are doing. Those handing out the flowers also wanted to give those that work to ensure our safety support in the wake of Tuesday’s attack in Liège in which two police officers were killed. The idea to hand out flowers to police and soldiers came from Nicolas Roisin. Mr Roisin is a former board member of the Francophone commercial broadcaster RTL. Mr…

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The national Bank urges banks to show more discipline on mortgage loans

The national Bank urges banks to show more discipline on mortgage loans

The national Bank of Belgium has introduced new stricter rules for commercial banks concerning the granting of loans for the purchase of housing. According to the NBB, banks can be lax in granting loans, leading to a situation where families find themselves in financial difficulties. For example, if one partner loses a job or become ill, the family can find it difficult or impossible to repay the loan, with the risk of losing their home altogether. Unlike other countries in Europe, where house prices dropped back during the financial crisis,…

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