Arrest in Molenbeek after axe attack in a café

Arrest in Molenbeek after axe attack in a café

A man suspected of attacking an individual with an axe at a cafe in Brussels was arrested on Monday afternoon, according to reports. The suspect had fought with another man in a café in Molenbeek on Sunday. A third person had intervened to separate the man and the suspect, who then promised to come back for revenge, reports RTLinfo. He did, returning to the same cafe on Monday where he hit his rival several times with an axe. The victim was taken to hospital in a critical state, but he…

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Senior official at the European Commission committees suicide following hiring scandal

Senior official at the European Commission committees suicide following hiring scandal

A senior official in the Commission’s legal service committed suicide last December after a distinguished career. The tragedy is said to be linked to her involvement in the controversial appointment of the Commission’s new Secretary-General Martin Selmayr, French newspaper Liberation reported on Thursday. According to its Brussels correspondent Jean Quatremer, who wrote a number of investigative articles about the appointment process, the official found herself in a situation of conflict of interests when she was forced to defend the appointment against her values in the Commission’s replies to the European…

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