A minor has been charged after attacking a DJ, thirteen people have been banned from pools for harassment and an in-depth look at a tram ride through Brussels.
Here’s a recap of the news you should know in Belgium this morning:
A 17-year-old died on the spot after he was hit by a police car who was chasing a gang of thieves through central Brussels on Tuesday. Read more.
Thirteen people have been blacklisted from swimming pools in Flanders following a month of inspections linked to several instances of harassment in the pools. Read more.
A Belgian police officer on holidays made a startling discovery after he found a police polo shirt on sale in a Portuguese shop for only 10 euros, even though old uniforms must be destroyed. Read more.
A 17-year-old has been charged with attempted manslaughter after he plunged a glass shard in the neck of a man who was DJing at a music festival. Read more.
Twelve environmental groups announced on Tuesday that they were beefing up security for their leaders in reaction to the violence against climate activist Anuna De Wever at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt on 15 August. Read more.
The Flemish Minister for Heritage Ben Weyts (N-VA) has approved a grant of €6.1 million for the restoration of the Pier van Blankenberge, it was reported on Wednesday. Read more.
When you take tram number 7 south towards Vanderkinderen from Louis Bertrand, you will pass the houses of famous Belgians, multiple reminders of World War Two, and Brussels’ (possibly Europe’s) largest urban green space. Read more.
The Brussels Times