During New Year’s Eve through to the morning of New Year’s Day, local police in the Brussels-North (Schaerbeek, Evere, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode) police zone seized 154 kilograms of fireworks and 14 kilograms of black powder.
The internal surveillance services of the Brussels-West local police (Jette/Ganshoren/Koekelberg/Berchem-Saint-Agathe/Molenbeek-Saint-Jean) have opened an inquiry into a chief inspector.
Belgians continued to save their money during 2017 despite the current low interest rates according to an overview of different banking institutions.
Green areas in the Brussels Region are closed to the public tonight and throughout Wednesday for safety reasons, Bruxelles Environment has announced. Wind gusts between 80 km/h and 120 km/h are expected from tonight (Tuesday night) onward.
There was no let up for the SIAMU (fire fighting and emergency medical assistance crews) in Brussels-Capital on New Year’s Eve.
During New Year’s Eve night, Responsible Young Drivers (RYD) brought home 260 revellers as well as 88 cars, in Brussels and Wallonia.
Stones were thrown at police and fire crews on Sunday evening in the Molenbeek commune.
Brussels police announced on Monday that individuals set fire, during the night, to the local Brussels Capital/Ixelles police station in the Haren area.
The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has indicated to the German press agency, Deutsche-Presse-Agenteur, that he expects more meetings between the NATO-Russia Council and Moscow during 2018.

Record drop in homicides in Brussels in 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:43
According to the first annual assessment of crime in Brussels for 2017, the number of homicides in the capital region was at a historic low this year, La Dernière Heure daily reported on Thursday.