The additional tax imposed by the federal government last year on soft drinks containing sugar will be extended to “light” and “zero” varieties that contain sweeteners. The measure was part of the budget agreement reached by federal ministers earlier this week.
VAD, the Flemish expertise centre for addiction problems related to alcohol, drugs and gambling, has criticised a decision by two first-division football clubs to sell supporters cheaper beer in larger quantities. The new season kicked off last weekend.
Work begins next month on an artificial reef off the Belgian coast at De Panne that utilises only natural materials, including mussels, tube worms and seaweed.
The most extensive cultural agenda of the Brussels-Capital Region is now available as open data on the Brussels regional portal website opendatastore.brussels, reports Bruzz following a press release from Brussels state secretary for digitisation Bianca Debaets.
Federal consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters has called on economy ministry inspectors to investigate the quality of goods on sale at fashion factory outlets. The move follows an undercover report by German TV alleging that consumers were being misled.
Starting at the end of 2018, sessions with psychologists will be partially refunded by mutualities, federal health minister Maggie De Block has announced. The government will allocate a budget of €22.5 million to the measure.