In October 2016, Docks Bruxsel was the first new shopping centre to open in Brussels in over 30 years. Built in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood, in the north part of Brussels, it received much acclaim by local politicians at its inaugural opening.

UN sends fact-finding mission to Belgium

Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:24
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will carry out a fact-finding visit to Belgium from 4 to 11 February.
Lofti Mostefa recently suggested that the STIB, Brussels public transport network, offers free transportation on Friday evenings and weekends.
About 70,000 persons of all ages braved bad weather on Sunday and took part in a march through the streets of Brussels, organised by the Rise for Climate organisation to press politicians to adopt measures to protect the climate.
Some 35,000 protesters took part on Thursday in the third climate protest, organised by students in Brussels, according to the capital police.
SNCB and STIB plan to provide more buses and trains for Sunday’s climate demonstration in Brussels, whose organisers are expecting thousands of marchers.
The service UberX, which connects passengers with professional drivers, respects the Brussels legal framework for the industry, according to a recent decision of the French speaking Brussels Commercial Court.
The Brussels region's housing agency SLRB has notified the Brussels prosecutor's office of an audit carried out on the housing agency in Molenbeek, which speaks of a certain number of irregularities, in particular regarding the grant of contracts to private companies.
On Friday morning, the Brussels Criminal Court sentenced a man to a 15-month suspended sentence for assault and battery, as well as obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty.
Brussels Airport Company (“BAC”) has signed an agreement to acquire Airhotel Belgium SPRL, the private limited company which owns the Sheraton hotel at Brussels Airport.