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Coronavirus in Belgium: The latest developments

What's the latest? The vaccination centre at Brussels Expo has enough doses to vaccinate 1,000 people per day. But only about 200 are showing up. Céline Frémault, from the CDH party, is demanding answers: "In the midst of the crisis, a week's delay is like a hundred years. People are at their wits...

Long waiting lists at bike shops as cycling demand soars

The coronavirus crisis seems to have given everyone the same idea: let’s go cycling. Which is fine if you already owned a bike, but for those looking to buy it’s another story. Bike shops around Belgium have reported that the phone is ringing off the hook as people call for information on placing...

Locals to have input on new-look Place Sainctelette

Local residents and commuters can have their say about the reconstruction of Brussels' inner ring between between Place Sainctelette and Yser - at present a busy, dangerous and anarchic combination of cars, trucks, trams, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. In 2017, the Brussels government organised a...

Rare and valuable piano found in second-hand store for €60

Sometimes second-hand is the best hand as music lover Veerle Deknopper found out when she made a remarkable discovery in a collectibles store in her home town of Mechelen. When she inspected a piano for sale in the store, her knowledge alerted her to the fact that it was probably worth much more...

EU demands answers from Belgium over air quality

The European Commission has gone a step further in its infringement proceedings against Belgium over European air quality regulations. The country continues to fail to meet its obligations under European legislation supposed to ensure clean air for citizens, the Commission said. The EU executive...

17,000 sign up for March vegetarian challenge

More than 17,000 people in Belgium have signed up for the Veggie Challenge, starting this Monday, during which participants pledge to eat no meat or very little meat for a month. EVA vzw, a non-profit organisation that promotes ethical and vegetarian food, is spearheading the Belgian participation...

Listen to the latest podcasts from The Bulletin

The Bulletin Weekly In our regular Monday morning podcast , we meet the people and visit the places that make Belgium special. This week: Solve the murder of Saint Agatha in the town that bears her name Community life: We meet the Committee of Italians Abroad Belgium postpones decision on easing...

Community life in Belgium: The Committee of Italians Abroad protects citizens rights and promotes its culture

Describe your role in the Committee of Italians Abroad and how you became involved? I’m the secretary general and a member of the board of the Brussels, Brabant and Flanders committee of Italians Abroad . I’m Involved in all initiatives that relate to rights and citizenship (I’m a lawyer by...

The Bulletin radio: Here for you, in English, 24 hours a day

The Bulletin is delighted to announce the launch of a pop-up online radio station for Belgium's international community.

Alongside our new digital magazine and our move to central Brussels, The Bulletin radio is part of our ongoing mission to inform, engage and be closer to our audience.

Solve the murder of Saint Agatha in the town that bears her name

Back in the 18th century, Belgium was home to two towns called Berchem. This was a source of confusion, so one of them decided to change its name. And Berchem-Sainte-Agathe was born. But why did the city fathers choose to name this now Brussels municipality after the Sicilian saint? Find out why...

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