‘Pedestrian zone’ Chaussée d’Ixelles to possibly open for residents’ cars

‘Pedestrian zone’ Chaussée d’Ixelles to possibly open for residents’ cars

The municipality of Ixelles is thinking about opening the newly ‘car-free’ Chaussée d’Ixelles for the cars of residents. According to the neighbourhood committees, the current car-free traffic situation on the Chaussée leads to too much traffic in the surrounding streets. After 19:00, when car traffic is allowed back into the street, some people drive “like crazy”, said mayor Christos Doulkeridis (Ecolo) to Bruzz. On 13 May, a special city council will meet to discuss the issue. “We want to listen to the residents’ proposals,” he added. The municipality itself will…

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Belgium lost nearly €45 million to VAT fraud in 2018

Belgium lost nearly €45 million to VAT fraud in 2018

Carousel fraud in Belgium reached almost €45 million in 2018, rising significantly from last year’s figures, according to a joint report by Flemish daily De Tijd and German investigative media Correctiv. The investigation, published by L’Echo, which also looked at figures in Romania, Greece and France, concluded that Belgium’s public coffers had lost out €44.83 million in tax, suggesting a significant increase in relation to 2017 figures, which sat at €17 million. Carousel fraud occurs when the Value Added Tax (VAT) system’s loopholes are used by individuals to unduly charge…

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