Last year, no less than 330 million illegal cigarettes were smoked in Belgium, an increase of 10% over a year.
The man presumed to have been driving a van containing a number of Kurdish refugees, including a two-year-old child who was shot dead by police in a chase in May, has been arrested in the United Kingdom. Belgian authorities are to seek the man’s extradition.
Members of the public in Brussels and Wallonia are invited this weekend to take part in a census of butterflies in their own gardens and other green spaces.
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:07

Iconic Brussels art house cinema closes down

The Actor’s Studio, the iconic art house cinema in the very centre of Brussels, has closed its doors for the last time. Last evening’s final séance saw the end to almost 30 years of quirky, unusual and unique cinema programmes in the capital.
Flanders is still in the running to host a large factory that Tesla plans to build in Europe, the head of Flanders Investment and Trade, Claire Tillekaerts, said on Tuesday.
The social tension at Ryanair has now extended to the Netherlands, where pilots working for the low-cost airline have threatened to go on strike if it fails to offer them better working conditions.
As at the 28th of July, 130.649 non-Belgians had registered to vote in municipal elections on the 14th of October, according to data obtained from the Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday.
Belgium’s share in the next Common Agricultural Policy budget has been reduced by 5% and, as a result Wallonia stands to lose 450 million euros in farm aid, Le Soir reported on Monday.
Bus drivers for the Brussels public transport authority STIB want the company to include a type of short pants in the uniform options open to personnel.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:54

Warm weather boosts lingerie sales

This summer’s high temperatures have boosted lingerie sales across Flanders.
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