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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