First there was car-sharing, then bikes, then motor-scooters, then electric bikes; now Brussels residents will be able to take out a subscription allowing them to take an electric scooter for a ride.
Saturday, 23 June 2018 11:06

Bpost takes action to combat ATM crackers

Following last week’s decision by banks to close in-branch ATMs at night to prevent safe-crackers who blow up cash machines to get at the contents, the thieves have now turned their attention to cash machines run by the Bpost bank. And Bpost has announced new measures.
Three elderly residents of the Ter Rive rest home in Ghent will next month throw open their windows over the Sint-Pietersplein to enjoy an open-air concert by Björk – together with their ten selected guests.
The president of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into terrorist attacks, Patrick Dewael (Open Vld) has written to the Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, to ask whether he intends closing the Great Mosque of Brussels.
Friday, 22 June 2018 15:06

Extreme drought forecast for Flanders

The Flemish authorities expect extreme drought at the end of June, but that does not mean there will be water shortages or rationing as occurred in 2017, the Flemish Environment agency, Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij, VMM, explained on Friday.
One in seven Belgian drivers say they are stressed at the wheel, according to study conducted in 11 European countries by the Vinci Autoroutes foundation and relayed by the Vias Institute.
Retaliatory measures taken by the European Union (EU) against certain U.S. products in response to Washington's taxes on steel and aluminium became effective today, Friday, at 00:00 hours Brussels Time (22 :00 GMT on Thursday)
A detainee escaped from the Dinant Prison between Thursday night and Friday morning in what the penitentiary administration confirmed as the first jailbreak for the year in Belgium.
Friday, 22 June 2018 12:54

New leak in Panama Papers

Two years after the Panama Papers’ revelations, a new data leak now concerns 1,2 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm, reports Wednesday De Tijd, Knack and Le Soir, which are part of the media consortium having investigated these documents.
Rock Werchter Festival organizers have set up a shuttle system that will transport daily festival-goers from Leuven to Brussels.
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