ULB denounces Brussels’ exclusion from commuting allowance

ULB denounces Brussels’ exclusion from commuting allowance

Excluding people wishing to attend a tertiary institution in Brussels from a new allowance for students with long commutes “exposes the very great dangers of the regionalisation of community matters,” Brussels Free University (ULB) Chancellor Yvon Englert said on Monday in Le Soir daily. Also weighing in on the issue was Rudy Demotte, Prime Minister of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, who said the measure was an attack on the freedom to choose one’s university. Wallonia’s Government decided recently to grant an annual allowance of 1,000 euros to students in rental accommodation…

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Nissan was offered secret state aid to cope with Brexit, minister concedes

Nissan was offered secret state aid to cope with Brexit, minister concedes

The business secretary has been forced to admit the existence of a previously secret package of state aid to Nissan that could have been worth up to £80m had the carmaker gone ahead with plans to manufacture a new model X-Trail in Sunderland after Brexit. Greg Clark released a letter dated October 2016 in which he pledged tens of millions of taxpayer support and promised the Japanese company it would not be “adversely affected” after the UK left the EU. Yet, at the time the commitments were first made, Downing…

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