Belgium launches country-wide bicycle plan
Belgium’s federal government is launching its first ever bicycle plan, aimed at increasing cycling in the country. The plan is titled ...
Belgium launches country-wide bicycle plan
Belgium’s federal government is launching its first ever bicycle plan, aimed at increasing cycling in the country. The plan is titled “Be ...
Brussels will offer free PCR test for people vaccinated before 31 October
Brussels is planning to offer a free PCR test for people who have been vaccinated before 31 October in another effort to boost vaccination rates in ...
Fatal hazing trial begins, and immediately adjourns
The first phase of a trial of 18 members of the student association Reuzegom started and ended this week after questions were raised about the ...
The deaths of migrants at the Polish-Belarusian border puts the EU in a dilemma
The deaths of migrants in the border forests between the two countries is concerning for the European Commission but the protection of the EU’s ...
SNCB boosts trains to handle cycling traffic this weekend
Belgian train operator SNCB is planning to increase the number of trains serving Antwerp and Leuven stations this weekend as they play host the main ...
  • Brussels among last dark red zones in Europe as travel map turns orange
    The Brussels-Capital Region is one of Europe's last remaining dark red zones while the rest of the map is gradually returning to orange in the latest update of ...
    Brussels among last dark red zones in Europe as travel map turns orange
    The Brussels-Capital Region is one of Europe's last remaining dark red zones while the rest of the map is gradually returning to orange in the latest ...
    Father of Dutroux victim takes legal steps against film
    Jean Lambrecks, whose daughter Eefje was murdered by serial killer Marc Dutroux in 1995, is to take legal action against a film based on the case due ...
    Large-scale free concert on Grand Place tonight
    After proceedings were disrupted in 2020 by the pandemic, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (which represents the French Community in Belgium) will ...
    Reports: Kanye West spotted near Antwerp
    American rapper Kanye West has made headlines in Belgium after reports that he has been spotted near Antwerp, and has potentially purchased an ...
    Belgium in Brief: Has Brussels Plateaued?
    The hope that expanding the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will prompt Brussels' unvaccinated to get the vaccine might not be so simple, ...
    Opinion
    Dear Brussels-based bicycle users, I’d like to start by stressing that this is not a tirade against ...
    Tourists are flying into space and life on Mars seems a less distant possibility. Meanwhile Europeans are ...
    Much has been written about the UK’s departure from the European Union. Less has been written about the fact ...
    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went soul-searching in her second State of the Union ...
    A few weeks ago, I did not make it to bed. Over two metres of water were cascading down the streets of my ...
    Uncertainty is one of the few things in life that are very certain. The COVID-pandemic is an example thereof ...
    At the end of September 2020 Coronalert, the Belgian COVID-19 contact-tracing app was launched. One year ...
    There is a great irony as the world watches Afghans scrambling atop barbed wires or clinging over plane ...
    Zuhal Demir, the Flemish Minister of Energy and the Environment, recently said something that was received ...
    On coming October 2nd, local elections shall take place in Georgia. And those elections are essential for ...
    Magazine
    Just 6% of cases reported: Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in Belgium
    Nine in ten women and girls in several of Belgium’s biggest cities have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. But these incidents ...
    Bait bikes won’t work if theft isn’t prosecuted, says cyclist group
    Brussels has a lot of cycling initiatives on the mobility agenda, including tripling the use of bicycles by the city's residents by 2030, ...
    ‘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 ...
    In Photos: Belgium bikes through the ages
    Cycling has long been a sport with a strong link to Belgium, and with good reason. From city hoppers to spandex-clad weekend trips, ...