Belgium's federal government will announce on Friday that the 21% "tampon tax" on sanitary products will be cut to 6%, after a long campaign by consumer and women's rights groups.
Brewing giant AB InBev has come top in a league table of Belgian corporate tax avoidance, paying nothing in Belgium on its €6.7 billion profit last year, according to research by far-left workers' party PTB.
The mayor of Auderghem has told La Libre Belgique that he would like his commune to merge with next-door neighbour Watermael-Boitsfort. Such a move would be the first merger of two of the 19 municipalities since they were established in 1831.
The new City Pass went on sale this week in Ghent and Antwerp. The public transport pass, a joint effort between De Lijn and the SNCB, allows users to freely transfer between busses, trams and trains in the city it covers.
Belgium will take legal action against Ryanair over its handling of the cancellation of 20,000 flights, consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters has announced.
No underground trams will run through downtown Brussels this weekend due to engineering works, the Stib has announced.
The line will be closed from Rogier to Porte de Hal, via the Gare du Midi. Extra metros will operate on lines 2 and 6.