STIB releases its first standard size electric bus on October 1

STIB releases its first standard size electric bus on October 1

The head of the Brussels public transport company, STIB, Brieuc De Meeùs and the Minister of mobility of Brussels Pascal Smet on Tuesday presented the first electric bus of standard size, which will be used in the company’s network from 1 October. The bus will be used on the Line 13 route. Four more electric buses of the same model have been ordered from Blue Bus, part of the Bolloré group. They are scheduled to arrive in October. Like the standard STIB diesel-powered buses, the new electric buses will be…

Read More

More than 30 Flemish families are threatened with eviction every day

More than 30 Flemish families are threatened with eviction every day

Every year in Flanders, thousands of households lose their homes. This applies to tenants who are no longer able to pay the rent. They are looking for accommodation elsewhere or on the street. The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) has published the annual figures for evictions. The conclusions from the data collected from all local social services (OCMW) are striking. Nathalie De Bast of VVSG is worried: “220 families a week are told that they will lose their homes and the figure has actually remained stable for years….

Read More

Half of the Belgians have little faith in banks

Half of the Belgians have little faith in banks

A decade after the banking crisis, Belgians still lack faith in banks. That’s according to a survey conducted by the financial daily newspaper “De Tijd” and “L’echo”. More than half of the respondents stated that, in their opinion, in the future, the Bank will again face difficulties. 52% of those surveyed said that they now have less faith in the banks than was the case before the start of the banking crisis in 2008. Of the 1,000 people questioned just 4% said that they now trust the banks more than…

Read More