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KBC Sep 20 2013

STIB cannot extend its routes into Flanders

Flemish public transport company De Lijn wants to introduce four tram routes into Brussels, but some STIB directors are vetoing the plan because the draft agreement does not allow the Brussels company, in return, to extend some of its lines into Flemish Brabant, La Capitale reports today. Under De...

Anderlecht hooligan arrested in Portugal is a policeman

One of seven Belgian football hooligans arrested in Lisbon on Tuesday is a Brussels policeman, Het Laatste Nieuws reported yesterday. The information has been confirmed by a press release from the Brussels-West police force. The arrests took place before the Champions League game between Benfica...

Scientology’s claim against Belgium dismissed

The European Court of Human Rights has declared inadmissible an application filed by the Church of Scientology claiming that the Belgian authorities had breached the organisation’s rights by issuing statements to various media about an ongoing investigation. In 1997, a judicial investigation was...

Belgian electronic music takes over London

London will celebrate Belgian electronic music in October with a week-long series of parties, gigs, club nights and film, reports Data Transmission . Belgium Booms will cover all aspects of Belgian electronic music, from the country’s pioneering EBM, New Beat and techno artists of the 80s and early...

AP names award-winning correspondent as Benelux editor

The Associated Press has appointed award-winning correspondent and investigative editor John-Thor Dahlburg as its news editor for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The appointment was announced on Wednesday by the news organisation's Europe editor, Niko Price. From a Brussels base, Dahlburg...

Culture beat - September 20

The Steel Heart of Russia photo exhibition at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels, which runs until September 29, reflects the history of the Motherland through the tale of the Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), one of the world's largest steel producers . The story...

Belgian Foreign Affairs victim of hacking

After it came to light this week that malware was discovered on the computer network of Belgian telecoms giant Belgacom, now the goverment appears to be the target of a major computer break-in. The federal prosecutor is investigating an intrusion into the network of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign...

Belgium counts 600 app developers

Currently, some 600 people in Belgium are professionally involved in the development of mobile apps, 200 more than a year ago. The development of apps didn't take off in Belgium until 2010, but since then the sector has grown to include nearly 85 companies, according to the survey "Belgian Mobile...

Rue Neuve most popular shopping street

Rue Neuve remains the most popular shopping street in Brussels with a daily average of 43,000 visitors. The Chaussée d'Ixelles and Rue des Fripiers complete the top three with 31,200 and 28,200 passersby per day, respectively. This is evident from the third Atrium barometer of market sentiment...

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