Police call on tricked suppliers for Vestiville to come forward

Police call on tricked suppliers for Vestiville to come forward

Police in Lommel in Limburg province have put out a call on social media for any business affected by the collapse of the Vestiville festival last weekend to come forward. Yesterday two of the organisers of the festival, which in fact never took place leaving some 30,000 ticket-holders high and dry, were released from detention. They face charges of fraud and providing false payment receipts to suppliers to convince them to advance the festival services such as lighting and sound. The two are Dutch citizens of Cambodian origin, brother and…

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Italy escapes EU budget sanction procedure after spending cuts

Italy escapes EU budget sanction procedure after spending cuts

The European Commission concluded on Wednesday (3 July) that Italy was no longer breaching the EU’s fiscal rules after the government reduced public spending by €7.6 billion in a last-minute effort to escape a sanction procedure. But the EU executive said it will keep a close eye on Rome as officials still doubt Italy’s  commitment to reduce its public debt next year. “Our dialogue has been fruitful, there are real measures on the table,” said Pierre Moscovici, the EU’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs, after discussing the issue with fellow commissioners…

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