Welcome to the first edition of The Brussels Times' Week in Weird and Wonderful, where we round up the five most striking images from Belgium.
Federal Government infighting over nuclear power continued after liberal MPs crossed party lines to demand the extension of Belgian reactors.
As Russia continues its assault on Ukraine, the EU has been forced to rethink its ties with states whose values clash with its own.
An international survey has also showed that 57% of Belgian respondents are saving on everyday expenses and 60% vowing to continue doing so in the next six months.
Usually handed out to individuals, the Brusseleir of the Year prize for 2022 was given to the club for their impressive return to the top of Belgian football.
Japan scored two late goals within 10 minutes to humble four-time world champions Germany.
Martinez has indicated that he would be starting with several of Belgium's 'golden generation' such as Hazard, Axel Witsel, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in defence.
For now, the mayor will assume the disgraced councillor's responsibilities, but De Herde will remain a member of the municipal council.
MR leader Bouchez stated that "it is not our job to defend the government" despite the fact that his own party is part of the ruling coalition.
"Bertrand is perfectly bilingual, born in Antwerp, lives in Brussels. Is it still relevant to assign a multilingual person exclusively to one language community?"
State Secretary De Bleeker is reportedly on her way out of the government after having given more pessimistic figures for Belgium's budget deficit to the EU.
Police have charged Michel De Herde (DéFI) with sexual assault on a student, after had been previously accused of harassing a female colleague of his.
The lack of government intervention to help with skyrocketing energy bills has led many Belgians to consider refusing to pay.
Vooruit will hold elections for their party presidency in 2023, a year earlier than anticipated, current president Conner Rousseau announced on Monday evening.
Harsher penalties will be handed out for offences such as racist or xenophobic chants and the use of flares and physical violence – a recurring problem.
In Indonesia for the G20 summit, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov was reportedly taken to hospital, which has been denied by the Kremlin.
Union are now 10 points behind league leaders Genk. Belgian football now takes a break for the FIFA World Cup.
"It is appalling that we have to wait for the death of a young man for progress to be made," the mayor said, denouncing the lack of preventive action.
With recent reports wondering if Brussels will be facing a mass exodus of companies, a recent study shows that this was not the case over the previous decade.
The Red Devils' head coach Roberto Martinez announced the 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Thursday, set to start in less than 2 weeks time.
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