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30 March BUXTEHUDE 'MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI' - The EU Choir

After the enormous success in 2018 of the "Requiem" from Brahms celebrating our 60th Anniversary,
the European Union Choir returns to the basics of European vocal music with a masterpiece of German baroque music  from Dieterich Buxtehude, 
"Membra Jesu nostri".                                                                                                              

Greta Thunberg makes mincemeat of politicians in speech to Commission

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Brussels today, where she marched with other teenagers and delivered a speech at the European Commission. The 16-year-old activist is world famous for her School Strike for the Climate movement and her direct and forthright speeches delivered at...

What’s on this week: 22-28 February

Anyone who lives in Brussels knows about its hottest party of the year: Museum Night Fever . Buy a pass to get into 30 museums after-hours. They all put on something special, ranging from the beautiful to the daring to the weird. At the Kanal Centre you’ll find live painting, dance lessons and a...

Belgium racks up €1 million debt to forensics experts

The Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Liège has decided to sue the Belgian state for failing to pay for its work. Despite the important and necessary work done by medical examiners during criminal investigations, the Belgian state is behind on its payments since 2002. Because of...

Flanders opens new offices for General Representation to EU

The government of Flanders has opened a new office dedicated to its General Representation to the European Union on Rue Belliard in the EU quarter of Brussels. The offices were officially opened by minister-president Geert Bourgeois and General Representative Axel Buyse. It’s only Buyse’s second...

Brussels region breaks 1.2 million population mark

Brussels is 1km² bigger than we thought - and its population has broken the 1.2 million mark for the first time. Those are two of the findings in the latest annual report, Mini-Bru, from the Brussels Institute of Statistics and Analysis. The Brussels region now officially measures 162.4m². But the...

Court finds Woluwe-Saint-Lambert guilty of language 'discrimination'

Woluwe-Saint-Lambert council has fallen foul of a Brussels language law - after a court ruled that it had given French-speaking residents different local information to Dutch-speakers. The court found that the municipality had failed to abide by a rule requiring all adminstrative documents to be...

Pilates

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Transmigrants given space inside North Station

The transmigrants who have been sleeping rough in the underground tunnel of North Station in Brussels have been given a place to stay inside the station. The situation with the migrants – most of whom are trying to make their way to the UK – had become problematic for public transport users. Busses...

Where do you fall on the Digimeter?

Are you a Passionate Lover or a Distant Acquaintance? Those are opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our relationship with digital technology, according to tech research centre imec. It has just released the results of its new Digimeter, an annual survey on how Flemish society is working...

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