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Less than two-thirds of Brussels households pay taxes, according to figures from the Brussels Institute of Statistics and Analysis (Bisa).
Last year in Belgium, 111,523 full-time self-employed persons earned less than €12,500 per year, while the European poverty standard for a single independent is €13,020 per year, writes Het Nie
More than one-quarter of children in Brussels (25.7%) and nearly one in five children in Wallonia (18.5%) are growing up in a household where no one works, the highest figures in Europe, writes
Italian marathon runner Ivana Di Martina yesterday arrived in Brussels after running 900km in 13 days.
A Roma slum has emerged along the railway between the Brussels communes of Jette and Laeken.
The net income of Brussels residents has dropped significantly in recent years, falling for the first time below that of the Walloons, which means they are now Belgium's poorest inhabitants,
More than one-third of the single-parent families in Belgium are living below the poverty line, according to a study by the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Development (IDD).
In 2012 in Belgium, 16.7% of people under the age of 18 were living in families with an income level below the poverty line.
The Belgian government has donated €100,000 to Music for Life, the annual solidarity and fundraising event launched by radio station Studio Brussel. Half of the donation will go to S.O.S.