Lynx may have been glimpsed in Flanders

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:15
Having noted that a wild wolf was found at the beginning of the year, no doubt a lynx was glimpsed and filmed in Flanders at the end of last year.
Imagine Brussels without its expat population. It would be a lot less fun living here if we didn’t have all those places created by non-Belgians, like Piola Libri, Waterstones, Aksum, Au Suisse, English Comedy Club, Kitchen 151, Forcado, and many more.
Around 15 youngsters attacked three men on the Rue d'Anderlecht, in the centre of Brussels on Sunday.
This year’s Belgian Pride took over the centre of Brussels on Saturday, with an estimated 100,000 people attending or taking part, among them former prime minister Elio Di Rupo.
Several hundred people took part yesterday in a silent march to commemorate the murder of Ihsane Jarfi, whose death in 2013 was seen as the first clear case of a homophobic hate crime in Brussels.
The urban networks of De Lijn are the most affected ones on the second day of the strike announced by the socialist and liberal unions.

Shortcomings in police recruitment

Friday, 18 May 2018 08:34
An external audit commissioned by Minister for Home Affairs Jan Jambon (N-VA) shows that recruitment procedures for police officers are inadequate. The police face difficulties in attracting suitable persons and filling certain positions.
Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans (photo) has threatened legal action for defamation against the British newspaper pundit Katie Hopkins over a report Hopkins made for the tabloid news channel Rebel News in which she described Molenbeek as the “jihad capital” of Europe.
The municipality of Brussels-City has set aside an additional budget of €1.6 million to help speed up works on the city-centre pedestrian zone, currently under construction. However opposition parties expressed concern that the undue haste might lead to a diminution of the quality of the planned works.
The services of Stib were disrupted Wednesday morning because of the national demonstration for pensions.