The US abolishes customs duties on imports of aluminum from Canada introduced in August

In August, Trump justified the imposition of tariffs on the need to protect domestic industry from growing imports from Canada. However, the USTR said on Tuesday that supplies of Canadian aluminum were returning to normal levels. He warned that he could restore tariffs if these supplies increased again. Washington originally introduced 10 percent tariffs on … Read more

Flemish government abolishes compulsory turnout for local elect …

In 2024 we will no longer be obliged to vote for the provincial and municipal elections. The Flemish government has decided to cancel the obligation to attend. But what does that mean for voters and politicians? Professor of local politics Herwig Reynaert (UGent) provides the answers. Why does the attendance obligation no longer apply? Herwig … Read more