WDP is building 150,000 sq.m solar park

WDP is building 150,000 sq.m solar park

The logistics company WDP is constructing a 150,000 square meter solar panel installation with a capacity of 25 megawatt peak (MWp) at a distribution center in the port of Ghent. It will, for the time being, be the largest solar roof in Belgium. In the long term, the plant can generate energy for 20,000 families per year. solar installation in Belgium: 150,000 square meters of panels on one roof. The company will be able to generate 25 megawatts of peak green energy from the summer. That is equivalent to the…

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EU economic confidence falls again

EU economic confidence falls again

The economic confidence of consumers and businesses in the European Union fell sharply again in september due to concerns about high inflation, the energy crisis and a recession. This was reported by the European Commission on the basis of its confidence index. Economic sentiment in the eurozone has also deteriorated. The Commission speaks of a significant deterioration in sentiment in all business sectors, namely industry, retail, services and construction. There was also another strikingly sharp drop in consumer confidence to a new low, says the commission. For example, the Central…

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Inflation rises to highest level in nearly half a century

Inflation rises to highest level in nearly half a century

Inflation in Belgium rose to its highest level in almost half a century in september. At the southern neighbours, the overall price level is now more than 11 percent higher than a year ago, an increase that has not been seen there since August 1975. Due to the persistently high prices for energy and food, life has been much more expensive not only in Belgium but in numerous countries for months than a year ago. Especially since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation has risen rapidly. Belgians have now lost…

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Belgian labour cost rising faster than of the Eurozone’s

Belgian labour cost rising faster than of the Eurozone’s

Labour costs are rising significantly faster in our country than in our neighbouring countries. This becomes a problem for many companies, which in the long run will inevitably be reflected in fewer investments and jobs. Against this background, taking action for even stronger wage increases shows little sense of responsibility. Last week, the unions organized a day of action for higher wages. In doing so, they rather easily overlooked the fact that, according to the latest forecasts, gross hourly wages in Belgium will increase by 21 percent in 2022-2024. This…

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The next gold is butter

The next gold is butter

In the European Union, consumer prices of dairy products have risen significantly. The level of increase varies considerably between member states. The countries that stand out the most are Germany and France. Where prices rise the most in Germany, inflation lags behind in France. Dutch dairy prices are rising faster than the European average. The rise in the price of cheese (19.1%) will be particularly noticeable in the Netherlands, as half of all Dutch milk is processed into cheese. Of all dairy products, the price of butter is rising the…

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Belgium issues partial ban of cruise control

Belgium issues partial ban of cruise control

Anyone who drives through Belgium may have seen the strange prohibition sign for the use of cruise control. And yes, it does indeed mean that after passing that sign you have to turn off cruise control. The Belgian transport minister announced this week that the ban, and thus also this unique road sign for Belgium, will be lifted. The ban applied in particular to road sections where road work was carried out and in some places where traffic regularly suffered from congestion due to crowds. The intention of the cruise…

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First Belgian nuclear reactor finally shut down

First Belgian nuclear reactor finally shut down

In Belgium, nuclear reactor Doel 3, near Antwerp, has been permanently shut down. It is the first of the seven Belgian nuclear reactors to finally pull the plug. At 21.31, the reactor was removed from the power grid, the VRT reports. This was done after years of preparation: as early as 2003, the Belgian government decided to phase out the use of nuclear energy, but the timetable for the closure of the seven reactors changed regularly. Doel 3 had been in operation since 1982 and was one of four reactors…

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Kenes Rakishev and Saby foundation grant fully equipped robotics shop to young students

Kenes Rakishev and Saby foundation grant fully equipped robotics shop to young students

Today, the Saby Charitable Foundation, represented by its founders Aselle Tasmagambetova and Kenes Rakishev, presented the children of Semey with a modern robotics class equipped with the latest technology. The class will operate free of charge on the basis of the Palace of Creativity of Children and Youth. The event was attended by the governor of the Abay region Nurlan Urankhaev. This is the third robotics laboratory donated by the foundation to Kazakhstanis. They are built and equipped by Kenes Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova in Almaty and Petropavlovsk too. A…

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Carrefour celebrates the 25th anniversary of ‘Express’ format in Belgium

Carrefour celebrates the 25th anniversary of ‘Express’ format in Belgium

Carrefour Express, the convenience formula of Carrefour, blows out 25 candles in Belgium. The first store opened its doors as GB Express, but since then the chain has grown beyond 300 branches. In 1997, the first GB Express neighborhood supermarket opened in the Brussels municipality of Sint-Agatha-Berchem. That same year, the opening of a second Express supermarket in the South Station in Brussels accounted for two firsts in one fell swoop: operator Manu Visart became the group’s first ever franchise partner and it was also the first store in a…

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Somebody kills elderly people with deadly insulin injections

Somebody kills elderly people with deadly insulin injections

There is no question: a new insulin murder in Belgium commited in . Earlier today, the Flemish government reported that someone may have been killed with an overdose of insulin in the Belgian city of Limburg, after people were murdered in the same way in two other retirement homes in the country. The Belgian public prosecutor’s Office announced earlier this month that it was investigating possible insulin murders and attempts to do so in institutions in Oostrozebeke and Hasselt. Unresolved In the first house, three residents died. Five others survived,…

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