Health data authority (GDA) starts in Belgium

Health data authority (GDA) starts in Belgium

In Belgium, a healthcare data authority (GDA) has been officially set up. Specifically, it is about a regulator that helps to keep data securely available, reassures consumers about privacy, but also focuses on product development and the harmonization and documentation of processes. The GDA is an administrative service with accounting autonomy. Enabling an authority such as the GDA in Belgium could also help the Netherlands to solve the complicated health data puzzle. The new authority supports the transition of the Belgian healthcare system to data-driven care. In concrete terms, this…

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Passengers stranded in Belgian airports due to strike

Passengers stranded in Belgian airports due to strike

Ryanair will cancel at least 69 flights that would depart or arrive in Belgium this weekend. Belgian pilots have announced they will go on strike. According to Ryanair, the cancellations affect more than 12,000 passengers. Of the 136 flights from Charleroi airport, 49 do not go through, the airline reports. How many return flights are affected is still unclear. Twenty flights will be cancelled to and from Brussels Airport, formerly known as Zaventem. The others can continue because they are flying with a non-Belgian crew. The pilots and cabin crew…

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Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power plants cleared to operate for another decade

Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power plants cleared to operate for another decade

The Belgian Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power plants will remain open for another 10 years from November 2026. Prime Minister De Croo announced that he has concluded an agreement in principle with the energy company Engie. “This agreement is a first crucial step and an important sign of trust between both parties,” De Croo said on Twitter. Last March, the Belgian government already announced that it would keep the two youngest nuclear power plants open longer and still not close them by the end of 2025. But an…

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