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Tomorrowland to go on as planned

The massive dance festival Tomorrowland will be allowed to take place as scheduled this summer in Boom, announced the Antwerp court this morning following summary proceedings. According to the court, the complaints filed by local residents are unfounded. The residents will still be able to appeal...

Belgian cities among most polluted

Not one Belgian city meets the target for atmospheric particulate matter imposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The air in Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels is worse than the air in most other European cities. Worldwide, only 12% of city dwellers live in a city where the air quality remains...

Green light for new Brussels art museum

In Brussels’ formerly industrial canal district lies the famous Citroën building. The building, it has just been announced, will be used to house a major museum of modern and contemporary art by the year 2017, report De Tijd and L' Echo . Brussels Minister Rudi Vervoort is committed to making the...

Free Art Workshops and Exhibitions at BOZAR

Brussels International Days is just around the corner, and to kick off the 10-day festival a Grand Opening Music and Arts Welcome Festival will go on all day at BOZAR this Sunday, May 11 th . While many anxiously await the festival’s choral music line-up , the artistic programming is also something...

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Linkebeek's voter summons letters "conflict with language laws"

Flanders’ interior minister Geert Bourgeois ( pictured ) has overturned a decision by the Linkebeek city council to send out the letters calling on residents to vote in both French and Dutch, depending on the language of the recipient. These letters are sent to everyone registered to vote in a...

Belgian museums vie for prestigious Museum Prize

Arts and heritage organisation Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen have announced the nominations for their annual Museum Prize. Five museums are nominated from each of Belgium’s three regions, and a jury picks one winner from each region. Each winner receives €5,000. Although the prize money is...

The car is losing popularity among European youth

Young Europeans are increasingly uninterested in obtaining a driver’s license, according to Jeroen Smeesters of Federdrive, the umbrella organisation of Belgian driving schools. Research shows that 40% of 30-year-olds in Berlin do not hold a driver’s license. "We see this same trend in all cities...

Bankruptcies in Belgium down 25%

In the first four months of 2014, the number of companies that filed for bankruptcy was a quarter less than in the same period in 2013. The hospitality industry was especially spared compared to last year, according to numbers from commercial information specialist Graydon Belgium. There were 673...

One million asthmatics in Belgium

About 1 million people suffer from asthma in Belgium, including 200,000 children, making Belgium one of the worst countries in Europe for the disease, according to a press conference by the Belgian Society of Pneumology. The Society is calling for more specialised centres for asthma patients. Ten...

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