BRUSSELS, January 22 - RAPSI, Alexander Shishlo. Wingene, Lichtervelde and several other communities in Belgium's Flemish region have established fines of upwards of 100 Euros for snowball fighting, local media reported Tuesday.

While some media have commented ironically that the local authorities have found a new source of revenue amid the financial crisis, others such as De Standaard have written that the authorities believe snowball fighting is similar to throwing stones.

The police will monitor compliance with the snowball fighting decision.