Brussels Parliament give foreigners right to vote in regional elections

Brussels Parliament give foreigners right to vote in regional elections

The Brussels Parliament voted in favour of a bill submitted by majority representative (PS, DéFi, cdH, sp.a) and the Green opposition on Friday. It called for non-Belgian nationals living in Brussels to have the right to vote in the regional elections. The MR, N-VA and Vlaams Belang voted against it. Stefaan Cornelis (Open Vld) abstained. Putting it into legislation in a federal matter. In Layman’s terms, the bill says the federal government should extend the vote in the regional elections, making conditions the same as the local elections. The bill…

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Colruyt launches a bovine branch to cut out the middle-man

Colruyt launches a bovine branch to cut out the middle-man

The Colruyt Group have launched a bovine branch to cut out the middle-man and pay producers more. The new branch was announced by Le Soir and De Standaard on Saturday. The company is the biggest distributor in Belgium and it wants to cut out traders and meat wholesalers to buy Belgian blue directly from farmers, who would be grouped into producer organisations. Three of these organisations, which include 90 family farms (50 in Wallonia, 40 in Flanders) are included in the new branch. Their products will soon represent 10% of…

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