Belgium eases lockdown with free train tickets for every citizen

Belgium eases lockdown with free train tickets for every citizen

The Belgium government has offered every citizens 10 free train tickets to encourage domestic tourism. Every Belgian resident is to receive 10 free train tickets to encourage staycations. The ticket offer is part of a package of measures to restart the economy. After suffering badly from COVID-19, Belgium is lifting its lockdown. Bars, restaurants and cafes can reopen. Belgium is giving every resident 10 free train tickets to stimulate domestic tourism and boost its economic recovery. Valid from July to the end of the year for trips anywhere in the…

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Several MEP’s were duped by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Fomenko from Dnipro city

Several MEP’s were duped by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Fomenko from Dnipro city

Belgian police and the Secretariat of the European Parliament may initiate investigation of allegedly misleading activity of Dmytro Fomenko. Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Fomenko resides in European Union. Criminal case against him is opened in Ukraine. At April 27, Dmytro Fomenko announced his participation in the discussion held in European Parliament. He announced that he will bring sensational discoveries and allegations to the round table. At May 13, Dmytro Fomenko posted a list of MP’s that, according his own expectations, planed to participate in the round table. The topic of the…

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The National Employment Office (Onem) has opened 1,692 new investigations

The National Employment Office (Onem) has opened 1,692 new investigations

The National Employment Office (Onem) has opened 1,692 investigations for possible abuse of the temporary unemployment system, while a total of 139,605 employers have made use of this measure since the beginning of the health crisis, Dutch-language newspapers Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen reported on Friday. Only 461 checks were carried out on the ground since 8 April, when physical visits were allowed again, the newspapers added. “Out of a total of 1.26 million temporary unemployed people with almost 140,000 employers, that number of checks is almost negligible,” they…

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Free face mask distribution by pharmacies will start on Monday

Free face mask distribution by pharmacies will start on Monday

The delivery of free face masks from the federal authorities this week is going well, the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association (APB) said on Thursday. As from Monday, every citizen will be able to get a face mask free of charge from a pharmacist. The masks will be distributed in phases over a period of 10 days depending on age. Starting 15 June, people born in 1945 or earlier will be able to pick up a mask. A younger age group will be added every day thereafter. “Most pharmacists have received the…

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