Shareholders of listed Belgian businesses get 6.3 billion euros

Shareholders of listed Belgian businesses get 6.3 billion euros

Listed Belgian businesses, excluding AB InBev, will give their shareholders a total of 6.3 billion euros, L’Echo and De Tijd reported on Saturday. Family-run businesses will be particularly generous. Listed Belgian businesses had a very good year in 2018: two thirds of them saw their turnover increase. Two thirds of the businesses that give their shareholders a coupon bonus will increase the value of that coupon after their General Meetings, which will take place soon. 24% of businesses decided not to change the bonus and 10% will decrease or abolish…

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British businesses “not made welcome” in Brussels after Brexit

British businesses “not made welcome” in Brussels after Brexit

Brussels is failing to keep up with other European cities in attracting British firms to the Continent after the long-awaited Brexit because the city does not seem to welcome British companies, according to the boss of the British Chamber of Commerce, Glenn Vaughan. Vaughan (pictured) was meeting with Françoise Schepmans, who will lead the list at the regional elections for conservative party MR, currently part of the ruling coalition in the capital, and who has said she is a candidate as minister-president. Interviewed by La Dernière Heure, he praised Brussels…

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The EU has helped to rescue 730,000 immigrants from the Mediterranean since 2015

The EU has helped to rescue 730,000 immigrants from the Mediterranean since 2015

The EU has helped rescue nearly 730,000 immigrants during rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea since 2015. This is according to figures provided by the European Commission, which German media quoted on Sunday. The newspapers in the Funke Media Group mentioned a letter the European immigration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, sent to the European Parliament. The letter said saving lives was the EU and its member state’s top priority. He said NGOs have played a crucial role in rescue missions out at sea and their work should not be criminalised. He…

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