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Illustration picture shows the Uber taxi application on an iPad. Uber will extend its services into Flanders from November 9. (BELGA PHOTO SISKA GREMMELPREZ)

Uber expands its services into Flanders

Uber will launch its services in Flanders on 9 November, the company has announced. Via the mobile app, an UberX car can be ordered throughout the region, with availability being the highest in Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven. The new services are fully compliant with the new Flemish regulations on taxis...
Illustration picture shows soldiers walking in the Jewish neighborhood close to the Antwerp Centraal railway station in Antwerp (BELGA PHOTO)

Vienna attacks: Security increased in Antwerp's Jewish Quarter, Belgian threat level remains unchanged

Antwerp police have stepped up security measures in the Jewish quarter, boosting those already in place in relation to the current terror threat level, a spokesman for mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever has confirmed. The decision was taken in the wake of the terrorist attack in Vienna on Monday night...

Unequal Pay Day: Women in Europe start working for free on 4 November

This Wednesday, 4 November, is Unequal Pay Day in Europe, the day that women in the private sector start symbolically working for free for the rest of the calendar year. The day is meant to draw attention to the gender pay gap in Europe. The gender pay gap signifies the difference in gross hourly...

80m2 apartment Saint-Gilles

Unfortunately due to Covid, I have to temporarily relocate, therefore I'm subletting my fully furnished and equipped apartment until 1st of june (flexible).

- 80m2
- Saint-Gilles, close to Forest park and city hall
- 1 large bedroom with a comfy boxspring (including walk-in closet)
- 1 dining room
- 1 middle room
- Fully furnished (including washing machine and dishwasher)
- New high-quality stereo and television
- High speed internet included
- All charges included
- More pictures upon request

Female role models in tech will help in creating an open, diverse, and inclusive ICT industry

“Young girls need role models. So, we must share more stories about great women, and promote this topic. When more women stand out in their industries, without being labelled as women, I think that is true gender equality.” These comments by Catherine Chen, President of the Public Affairs & Communications Department at Huawei, on bridging the gender digital divide during her keynote address at this year’s The Good Summit, held in Trinity College Dublin.

KONINKLIJK PALEIS BRUSSEL/ PALAIS ROYAL BRUXELLES/ KONIGLICHER PALAST BRUESSEL/ ROYAL PALACE BRUSSELS Hand out picture released on Tuesday 27 October 2020, by the Belgian Royal Palace showing Queen Paola of Belgium and King Albert II of Belgium during a meeting with Princess Delphine.

Lawyers see ‘Delphine effect’ as interest in paternity recognition increases

The high-profile, successful conclusion of the seven-year court battle which ended with Delphine Boël being officially recognised as Princess Delphine, the biological daughter of former Belgian King Albert II, has led to an increase in interest in paternity cases. While practitioners of family law...
A child wakes past a pull-along toy dog (BELGA PHOTO)

Brussel Helpt 2020: Baby items needed for city's Babytheek

Brussel Helpt, the annual solidarity campaign organised by Bruzz, will this year be helping Babytheek Brussel, a ‘baby library’ where parents or grandparents can borrow high-quality baby supplies. Brussel Helpt is calling for donations of baby items that can boost the organisation's current...
The Proximus Tower in Brussels (BELGA PHOTO ERIC LALMAND)

Proximus considers vacating iconic Brussels headquarters

Telecommunications giant Proximus is considering moving out of its Brussels headquarters, the famous Proximus tower. The company expects remote work to continue beyond the coronavirus pandemic and therefore considers the premises to be far too large for its future operations. It is a decision that...

‘Super labs’ start work to increase Covid-19 testing capacity

A platform of coronavirus “super labs” has been launched today, with the aim of processing around 50,000 extra Covid-19 tests each day. In total, eight university labs will form the national test platform. The first three began operations today at the university hospitals of Ghent, Leuven and Mons...

Win! Derek Blyth's new book, 100 Belgian Icons

A new book in English celebrates "the strangest country in the world" through 100 Belgian icons. Former Bulletin editor-in-chief Derek Blyth has selected 100 icons that make Belgium different from any other country - including food, people, places, traditions, inventions, buildings and even...