The level of corruption in Belgium doubled in six years

The level of corruption in Belgium doubled in six years

One Belgian executive out of five has been confronted with fraudulent practice during the last two years, reports a survey conducted by the EY consultancy agency of which L’Echo published the conclusions Thursday. Out of the 55 analyzed countries, only Ukraine (36%) and Kenya (26%) did worse than Belgium. With this 20% ratio, Belgium stands far above the 11% average. Corruption is thus twice as high in Belgium as in Western Europe (10%). So, within six years, the general level of corruption in Belgium has doubled. The survey also reveals…

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Murder of African prostitute triggers soul-searching in Brussels

Murder of African prostitute triggers soul-searching in Brussels

Bianca Debaets, Junior Minister for equal opportunities in the Brussels regional government, criticized several of the mayors of Brussels with an important red-light districts in their municipalities. Ms Debaets urges greater co-operation between the City of Brussels, Schaarbeek and Sint-Joost following the murder of an African prostitute. “Each mayor is pursuing his own policies and there’s no global approach” she says. Bianca Debaets: “The death of the prostitute shows the need for a different and co-ordinated approach. It’s even worse in the City of Brussels where there are streetwalkers. Local…

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