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Belgium’s first ‘zero waste shop’ to open in Antwerp

The first supermarket without plastic packaging is scheduled to open on June 29, reports Gazet van Antwerpen . ‘Robuust, the zero waste shop’, is the first of its kind in Belgium, according to owner Savina Istas, and only the fourth such shop in the world; Texas, Spain, Italy and Berlin all have...

Wage Watchers: How much does a Youth House co-ordinator earn?

What do you do? Employed by the city, I assist young people in their youth house organisation. What that means concretely is that I support the young volunteers in the general upkeep of the youth house and administrative tasks (accounting, organising activities, etc) of the non-profit. While there...

Flanders joins Brussels in protest of new flight routes

The government of Flanders yesterday invoked a constitutional measure to stop the implementation of changes to the routes used by aircraft taking off from Brussels Airport. By invoking a conflict of interest, Flanders has now suspended any movement by the federal government on the issue for 60 days...

Brussels to get new metro line

The Brussels-Capital Region has finalised the route of a new metro line that will eventually connect Schaerbeek and Evere with North Station. The route – called line 3 – will have stations at Noord Liedts, Collignon, Waelhem, Riga, Linde, Vrede and the Bordet train station. The stations will be...

Survey shows fewer investors interested in Belgium

Interest in investing in Belgium has fallen to its lowest level since 2005, according to a survey by consulting firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). From a survey of 200 international investors, only 33% – versus 62% in 2011 – expressed interest in investing in Belgium. Just one in five plans to...

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Culture beat – May 8

Make the most this weekend of a triple brew of events: Zinneke, Iris Day and the first–ever Bulletin Brussels’ International Days. First up is Zinneke Parade on Saturday, the urban community project that is two years in the making. The artsy, biennial procession is for the first time being...

Too many bees in Brussels, say environmental groups

Brussels is now home to too many bees as a result of companies, municipal authorities and other organisations trying to present a more “green” image, according to environmental group Apis Bruoc Sella, which specialises in educating the public about wild and domesticated bees. “We’re in the process...

Brussels authorities not satisfied with new flight routes

The Brussels Capital-Region will continue its fight against the federal government’s plan for flight routes from Brussels Airport over the city, despite changes made by secretary of state for mobility, Melchior Wathelet, in an effort to reduce noise nuisance. The changes affect the new plan that...

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...

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