Just days after it was announced that the rail authority SNCB would stop carrying non-folding bicycles during rush hours, the measure has been dropped on the orders of federal mobility minister François Bellot (pictured).
Newly elected mayor of the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, Catherine Moureaux, has condemned the so-called Canal Plan introduced by the federal government following terrorist attacks in Paris, Zaventem and Brussels whose organisers has close links with the commune.
Brussels residents have voted in 48,8% female candidates in the 2018 communal elections.
The candidates from the Socialist Party, Ecolo and change.brussels (dominated by sp.a, Flemish Socialist Party), have agreed to form the future majority, governing the City of Brussels.
“Ten green Mayors have been confirmed and four or five more could still be added in the coming days,” says Patrick Dupriez, Ecolo’s co-president.

Today’s elections: did you know … ?

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:38
Today the country goes to the polls to vote in municipal elections. And while arguments have raged over local (and sometimes national) issues, some details may have been missed. Here are just a few:
The LGBTQI+ defence association RainbowHouse has done a survey of the different electoral lists in Brussels to determine how committed they are to issues regarding sexual orientation.
The Land Invest Group, a real estate firm, donated at least 18,000 euros to Joeri Dillen, former head of the cabinet of Antwerp Mayor Bart De Wever, to enable him to file a lawsuit against the Flemish investigative website Apache.

Flemish rate mayors 6.1 out of 10

Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:08
Mayors in Flanders have been given an average score of 6.1 out of ten, according to a poll carried out by Het Nieuwsblad newspaper.Scores for the mayors of smaller, rural municipalities tended to score higher than their urban colleagues. Renaat Landuyt in Bruges and Johan Vande Lanotte in Ostend failed…
Rudi Vervoort, minister-president of the Brussels-Capital Region, has called for a thorough review of the language laws of the region.