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Access gates in Brussels metro are ineffective

Up to 100 people per hour slip through the gates of Brussels metro stations, thereby avoiding paying for their ride, according to a report by journalism students at Erasmus University College. The Brussels metro system is set up so that passengers must pass through an access gate in order to enter...

Strengthening community ties begins with your Brussels neighbour

Community begins right outside your door You don’t have to be a sociologist to see it: we live in a society today where initiating relationships with others has never been so complicated. “We as a society have become naturally more withdrawn over time, indifferent to even those who live next door...

No new leads in Swiss bus crash investigation

An investigation into a second mobile phone owned by Geert Michiels, one of the drivers of the bus that crashed in Sierre, Switzerland, in March 2012, has produced no new evidence, the Swiss prosecutor in charge of the case said. The lawyer for a group of parents of the victims filed a successful...

Emirates Airline launches service to Brussels Airport

From September 5, Emirates Airline will expand its network of operation to include Brussels Airport. Until now, Brussels was one of the few European capitals where Emirates was not yet active. The airline will offer a daily connection to Dubai from Brussels. The arrival of the United Arab Emirates...

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Koekelberg returns to Federal Police

The former commissioner of the Belgian Federal Police, Fernand Koekelberg, returned to work on Monday after being cleared of charges related to rape. Koekelberg, 59, was suspended as head of the force in 2011 following reports of a luxury trip to Qatar and the purchasing of expensive handbags...

Brussels college launches Idea & Innovation Management degree

The Erasmus University College at Brussels (EhB) has launched the new Bachelor’s degree Idea & Innovation Management to prepare students for a career as innovation specialists. The practical-oriented degree, which starts in the next academic year, is based on four pillars: innovation,...

King Philippe congratulates Belgian boxing champ

The world lightweight boxing champion, Delfine Persoon of West Flanders, was received by King Philippe yesterday, following her victory in the WBA world title fight. She was accompanied by boxing board representatives and her trainer, Filiep Tampere. The king awarded Persoon the championship belt...

Car accident deaths in Europe down 55%

The number of drivers and passengers who died in traffic accidents in Europe has decreased by 55% over a period of 10 years. In 2012, 12,345 passengers died in car accidents across Europe, compared to 27,001 in 2001. This is according to figures released today by the European Transport Safety...

Part of Atomium named after François Englert

The bottom ball of Brussels’ Atomium was officially named ‘François Englert and Robert Brout’ yesterday, in honour of the Belgian researcher who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, and his late colleague, Belgian-American researcher Robert Brout. During the dedication ceremony on Monday,...

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