Brussels city centre traffic to be disrupted for National Day

Brussels city centre traffic to be disrupted for National Day

Traffic in Brussels city centre will be disrupted in connection with the celebration of National Day on Saturday, the Brussels Capital-Ixelles police precinct warned on Thursday.

Watch out for falling branches, Brussels Environment warns

Watch out for falling branches, Brussels Environment warns

The ongoing drought is weakening trees and could cause branches to fall, Brussels Environment said on Thursday, warning the public to be “very careful in parks, under trees, but also in forests and along the sides of streets, especially in parking areas.”

Most wanted crime suspect released to Albania

Most wanted crime suspect released to Albania

Opposition politicians have criticised federal migration minister Theo Francken for deporting an Albanian gangster who later showed up on the government’s own Most Wanted list.

Belgians, even smokers, in favour of plain packaging

Belgians, even smokers, in favour of plain packaging

A clear majority of Belgians – 61% of those polled – would be in favour of a legally-applied plain packaging of cigarettes, according to a poll carried out for the Anti-Cancer Foundation. In that total is included around half of all smokers.

Brussels celebrates 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth

Brussels celebrates 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth

The City of Brussels on Wednesday paid homage to Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Belgium still far from meeting 2020 climate targets

Belgium still far from meeting 2020 climate targets

Belgium still has a significant way to go to meet the climate targets, drawn up as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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