The new employment deal does not tackle ‘Belgium’s disease’, on the contrary

The new employment deal does not tackle ‘Belgium’s disease’, on the contrary

The employment deal is intended to get more people into the workplace. But the cure seems worse than the ailment. The big problem in our country is the large outages in the workplace. People work themselves crooked and fall out. This agreement does nothing about that and even aggravates that situation. On the night of 14 to 15 February, the federal government reached an agreement on the’labor deal’. This is a plan to reform the labour market. According to the government, more people need to work and the measures provide…

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Cisse Sandra and Lynnt Audoor sign new contract until 2025

Cisse Sandra and Lynnt Audoor sign new contract until 2025

Club Brugge thinks about the future. Cisse Sandra and Lynnt Audoor extend their contract with the Blues until 2025. Sandra (18) made his first appearance in the Belgian first division in December in the home match against Seraing. The attacking midfielder immediately scored and was the first goal scorer in the Jupiler Pro League who was born in the year 2003. He also collected minutes in the Supercup, Croky Cup and Champions League match at PSG. Audoor (18) is an Academy player. The son of former Club Brugge player Yves…

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EU Reiterates its ‘unchanging’ position of non-recognition of so-called ‘Sadr’

EU Reiterates its ‘unchanging’ position of non-recognition of so-called ‘Sadr’

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday reiterated, in the clearest way, that its position has not changed regarding the Sahara issue, stressing that none of its Member States recognize the so-called “Sadr”. Responding to a question about an invitation that would be extended to the separatists to take part in the European Union-African Union summit, which opens Thursday in Brussels, EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Peter Stano, underlined that the European side did not invite the Polisario. “The fundamental point to clarify is that for this Summit,…

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Farm to Fork: EU increases the availability of biological pesticides

Farm to Fork: EU increases the availability of biological pesticides

As part of the EU’s transition to sustainable food systems and the work to reduce the use of chemical pesticides under the Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU has taken another important step to ensure access to biological plant protection products for use in fields across member states. Member states have approved new rules to facilitate the approval of micro-organisms for use as active substances in plant protection products. These new rules will provide the EU’s farmers with additional options to substitute chemical plant protection products. Health and Food Safety…

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EU Commission expects renewed growth in Spring

EU Commission expects renewed growth in Spring

The European Commission expects the economy to continue to grow following a slowdown in the final quarter of 2021. The EU economy hit pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2021, however it was followed by a 1.8% decline in growth in the fourth quarter. Despite this, it projects 4% growth in 2022 and 2.8% in 2023. “Multiple headwinds have chilled Europe’s economy this winter: the swift spread of Omicron, a further rise in inflation driven by soaring energy prices and persistent supply-chain disruptions,” Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for the Economy,…

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EU expert group on multilingualism and translation highlights the need for more recognition for translators

EU expert group on multilingualism and translation highlights the need for more recognition for translators

The EU Expert Group on Multilingualism and Translation has published its report on the role of translators for the cultural and creative sectors and proposed recommendations to improve the translators’ working conditions and professional developments. They focus on literary translation, but also give key recommendations for the audio-visual and theatre sectors. The report recommends making the translation profession more attractive by providing more training opportunities for translators, reinforcing their (professional) associations and improving remuneration and working conditions through the opportunities offered by the new Digital Single Market Directive. The experts…

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