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No Br_ _ sels without us: tourism campaign unveiled

Visit Brussels tourist agency has unveiled its new campaign to draw people back to the capital later this summer as coronavirus restrictions further relax. The campaign plays with the letters ‘us’ in Brussels to spread the message that “There’s no Br_ _sels without us”. The concept came from...

Additional financial support for businesses and families

The federal and Flemish governments have approved several new economic measures to help families and businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. Restaurants, bars and fitness centres around the country were allowed to open on Monday, while some other businesses – such as amusements parks,...

76 reports of excessive violence by Brussels police during lockdown

There were 76 reports made of the Brussels police using excessive force during the coronavirus lockdown. Some of them were reported to the interfederal anti-discrimination agency Unia, but most of them were filed with the Ligue des droits humains (LDH), which investigates allegations of...

Airport handler Swissport files for bankruptcy in Belgium

Airport baggage handler Swissport has announced it will file for bankruptcy in Belgium, with almost 1,500 jobs under threat. The firm provides ground handling services - including check-in, baggage and cleaning - for 60% of the flights operating out of Brussels Airport in Zaventem. Swissport said...

Crowd of 10,000 at Black Lives Matter protest in Brussels

A 10,000-strong crowd of all ages and all skin colours joined the Black Lives Matter protest around Brussels' Justice Palace on Sunday - the only mass gathering of its kind since the coronavirus restrictions were imposed in mid-March. Organised by the Belgian Youth Against Racism group, the...

The Bulletin on Bruzz: 7 June

Atomium reopening: Philippe Close Prime minister Sophie Wilmès, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Brussels mayor Philippe Close officially reopened the Atomium on Monday, in a ceremony filled with symbolism and hope. Mayor Close tells us why it's important for those living in Belgium to visit the...

Jungian Psychotherapy

Jungian psychotherapy is a talking therapy through which the therapist helps you to look at your inner world. The therapy may help you to take more informed and conscious decisions that can change how you live your life. The therapy may last a few sessions or a few years. Its duration depends on the issues at stake and on your readiness to address what matters most for you.

Passengers to have temperatures checked at Brussels Airport

Passengers at Brussels Airport will have their temperature checked on arrival as part of a series of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus and help the travel industry return to normal. From 15 June, everyone entering the airport in Zaventem will be screened by thermal cameras at the...

Investigation opened into racism in Brussels fire department

Brussels secretary of state Pascal Smet (one.brussels), responsible for emergency medical and fire services, has launched an independent investigation into allegations of racism in the capital’s fire brigade. The inquiry is to determine if structural racism exists inside the brigade as a number of...

Forests and nature reserves: One for every season on your doorstep

Escape city life by exploring one of the many nature spots surrounding Brussels. From ancient woodlands to wetlands and colourful meadows filled with wildflowers, discover a natural oasis on your doorstep.

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