Leaked emails show Flemish government asked to stop communication about PFOS pollution from 3M factory
Leaked emails shared with VRT indicate that members of the Flemish government decided back in 2017 that there was no need for the 3M ...
Leaked emails show Flemish government asked to stop communication about PFOS pollution from 3M factory
Leaked emails shared with VRT indicate that members of the Flemish government decided back in 2017 that there was no need for the 3M factory in ...
Antwerp hospitals treat staff to free musical performance
The Flemish government, the Hospital Network of Antwerp and the GZA hospitals will be treating care staff to a ticket to a special edition Night of ...
Coronavirus vaccines donated by Belgium arrived in Uganda
Belgium has donated 153,900 coronavirus vaccines to Uganda specifically to help step up the vaccination campaign for teachers so schools can be ...
Flood of requests for wolf-proof fences
In only a short amount of time, 170 new applications for the installation of wolf-proof fencing were submitted, according to Flemish Minister of ...
Firefighters pelted with stones during call-out in Brussels
The Brussels fire brigade was pelted with stones during a call-out to deal with burning containers on the Avenue de Versailles in Neder-over-Heembeek ...
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    Cheat Sheet: How does today’s strike impact me?
    It's Friday morning, and you've just realised there's a strike: how do you get to work? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's what you ...
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    Some 83 Belgians were recalled from the Canary Island of La Palma on Thursday following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Tour operator ...
    Florida property magnate named new US ambassador to Belgium
    US president Joe Biden has nominated Michael Adler as the new US ambassador to Belgium. Adler is a 70-year-old property magnate from Florida. ...
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    Belgian start-up claims new technology could halve world CO2 textile emissions
    A Belgian start-up claims that it could half global CO2 emissions in the fashion industry if its technology to produce and recycle textiles were ...
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    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went soul-searching in her second State of the Union ...
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    There is a great irony as the world watches Afghans scrambling atop barbed wires or clinging over plane ...
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    Just 6% of cases reported: Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in Belgium
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    ‘Nobody lives there’: Airbnb investors taking up scarce Brussels real estate
    While Airbnb claims that it enables people to rent their room or house sporadically to tourists, affording travellers a more authentic ...
    Brussels’ best architecture award: The nominees
    The nominees for the first Brussels architectural awards have been decided, with landmarks from Place Rogier to the summer bars of the ...
    Excavation of destroyed synagogue in Lithuania exposes new findings
    In Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, an excavation of its former Great Synagogue has fully exposed the Torah ark and the podium that was ...
    Horses to Heizel: Brussels’ trams through the ages
    Trams in Brussels have come a long way from the first horse-drawn services that started carrying passengers from the Porte de Namur to the ...
    The mysterious murder of Belgium’s Communist leader Julien Lahaut: Solved without any perpetrators ever brought to justice
    The murder of Communist leader Julien Lahaut in 1950 shocked Belgium. No-one was convicted for the murder, and it is still an open wound. A ...
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    Cycling has long been a sport with a strong link to Belgium, and with good reason. From city hoppers to spandex-clad weekend trips, ...