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Illustration shows winter landscape with snow in the Hautes Fagnes - Hoge Venen, Eastern Belgium, Monday 07 December 2020. (BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY)

Cyclist accused of knocking down little girl appears in court

The cyclist who knocked down a five-year-old girl while she and her family were walking in the High Fens (Hautes Fagnes) on Christmas Day appeared before the Verviers Correctional Court on Wednesday. He is accused of deliberately bringing down the little girl so that he could pass without having to...
Federation Wallonia - Brussels Minister of Obligatory Education Caroline Desir pictured during a press conference of the education ministers of the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Thursday 27 August 2020 in Brussels. (BELGA PHOTO THIERRY ROGE)

Belgium condemned for excluding intellectually disabled children from mainstream education

The European Committee of Social Rights has publicly condemned Belgium for failing to include children with intellectual disabilities in mainstream education. The decision followed a complaint by a collective of parents, represented by Inclusion Europe and the International Federation of Human...
British grocery store Stonemanor

British grocer Stonemanor to temporarily close this weekend due to post-Brexit empty shelves

Popular community retailer Stonemanor has been forced to close its stores in Everberg and Sint-Genesius-Rode this weekend following a disruption in its supply chain. With the grocer unable to confirm the delivery of its next truck – held up by Brexit paperwork – the Everberg store will be closed...

Brussels region launches disability awareness campaign

The equal opportunity service,, has launched the "Brussels accessible to all" awareness campaign. The aim is to make people with disabilities and the difficulties they face on a daily basis more visible to the public, but also to encourage more facilities to be adapted to their needs...
Illustration picture shows a logo of the Bruxelles Capitale Ixelles - Brussel Hoofdstad Elsene police zone in Ixelles / Elsene, Brussels, Monday 15 June 2020. (BELGA PHOTO PAUL-HENRI VERLOOY)

Five Brussels police officers arrested on sex offence charges in Liège

Five police officers from the Brussels Capital-Ixelles police department were arrested on Tuesday in an investigation by the public prosecutor's office in Liège. The officers, who live in Liège and work in Brussels, are suspected of committing rape and sexual assaults. After a hearing, two of the...

Wallonia’s companies are working together in the transition to a greener, more circular economy

The transition to environmental sustainability means companies need to be smart about how they use resources. “We are moving into a circular economy, where we create economic value for companies while decreasing the amount of primary materials entering the production system,” says Véronique Graff,...

Cosy fully equipped apartment (one person)

Cosy fully equipped apartment with access to really nice private terrace (8m2) for a single person. It’s a small apartment (50m2) in the second floor of our house, in a great neighborhood, near public transport (10min from european institutions) and shops - Cimetiere d’Ixelles and Place Keym area.  

You just need to step in, all commodities are included (electricity, heating, wasmachine, tv, internet, insurance…).  

Price: all included 770€/month. No smoking/animal not allowed 

Up to 10 more Burger Kings in Brussels over next five years

Brussels can expect up to 10 more Burger King fast-food outlets over the next five years. The first three are already planned and will open by 2022, with one in the north, south and centre of Brussels. The exact addresses are not yet known, but Keven Derycke of Burger Brands Belgium – owner of the...

Retirement in Belgium: A handy guide to making a will

There are three types of will available to Belgian residents, each with its own formalities: The handwritten (holographic)will; The international testament; The notarial deed. The holographic will The least expensive form of inheritance document, but it lacks the expertise of a notary and can be...

Jette station ticket counter one of 44 to close across Belgium

SNCB is closing manned ticket counters in 44 of its stations, including Jette. In another 37 stations, counters will remain open but hours will become more limited. Fewer and fewer people are using the ticket counters, and SNCB says it makes no sense to pay staff to help so few customers. In...