Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet has apologized for comparing Brussels to a prostitute, following angry reactions by the region’s politicians to his remarks, made in an audio interview with Politico magazine.

Brussels Government approves Energy Pact

Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:01
The Government of Brussels Region, like its counterpart in Wallonia which met at the same time, approved a new Energy Pact on Thursday, Brussels’ Environment Minister Céline Fremault (cdH – Humanist Democratic Centre) announced.

Belgian crowdlending company expands in Europe

Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:09
Look & Fin, the largest Belgian player in the field of crowdlending, plans to expand again in Europe.
The Brussels parking agency announced on Wednesday a new regional parking platform called BIPaSS (Brussels Initiative for Parking Solutions).
Academic institutions in Belgium are calling on researchers, diplomats, politicians and citizens to protest against Iran for sentencing Iranian-Swedish professor Ahmadreza Djalali to death for alleged espionage.

VUB professor sentenced to death in Iran

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:21
The universities in Flanders call on the Iranian authorities not to carry out the execution of Iranian-Swedish professor Ahmadreza Djalali who has been sentenced to death for alleged espionage. Djalali is a guest teacher at VUB, Brussels, in the field of disaster medicine.
Police arrested 31 persons in riots in recent weeks at the Bourse (Stock Exchange), Place de la Monnaie and Avenue Louise in Brussels, according to figures compiled by La Dernière Heure daily and confirmed by the Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The weather situation is gradually returning to normal, but some travellers whose flights were cancelled or delayed will have to spend an extra night at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, airport spokesperson Florence Muls said on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the most recent estimate from the Brussels-Ixelles police, between 150 and 200 taxis have been gathering since 7 a.m. today on Place Rogier.

New shelter for migrants in Haren

Monday, 11 December 2017 18:43
A shelter for migrants from the Maximilien Park opened its doors on Monday evening in Haren in Brussels-Capital Region.