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Unique views of the capital’s skylines from the green belt

Know where you can get the best views of Brussels? Outside of Brussels. And since snow and corona have made winter walks are all the rage right now, it’s a great time to slip over the border and take a look back.

While walks and cycle paths can be found anywhere in the Flemish green belt surrounding Brussels, the best views of some of the capital’s landmarks need to be sought out. But that doesn’t mean they are hard to find.

It’s official: Lake in Anderlecht to become swimming spot

The Brussels regional government has approved a plan to develop a swimming area in the lake in Pede Park in Anderlecht. The plan calls for the lakes and ponds in the Neerpede area to be cleaned and for the largest to become a public swimming spot. But it concerns much more than that. The Neerpede...

Achel beer loses Trappist designation

Achel beer, produced in the Limburg abbey of the same name, is no longer a Trappist beer. That is because the only actual monk still living in the monastery has moved out. Trappist is a protected label, and a beer can only be designated as such if it is produced by Trappist monks in a monastery...
An image of the meteorite over Brussels taken from one of the cameras of the Fireball Recovery and Interplanetary Observation Network (FRIPON) (©Vigie-Ciel / Institut Royal d’Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique)

Flemish observatory calls for help in search of meteorite samples

A “very clear" meteorite was observed over parts of Western Europe early on Friday morning, according to the Mira Observatory, located in Grimbergen, Flanders. The observatory announced the sighting of the meteor, which was seen in the skies over Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and England on...
Illustration shows lots of police forces and people having an administrative arrestation in marge of a demonstration called Stop the class justice, stop the racist justice to denounce the lack of reaction of justice and the government after physical, psychological and or economical violences towards women and all minorities, Sunday 24 January 2021, in Brussels. (BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK)

Protest against police brutality results in dozens of arrests

A demonstration by about 100 people on the Mont des Arts on Sunday went ahead without the permission of the Brussels authorities, with the police eventually moving in and making arrests. The demonstrators, protesting against perceived injustice in recent cases of alleged police brutality and the...

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Rural retreat: Escape the crowds and head to a hideaway in Wallonia’s spectacular countryside

This winter, what could be more appealing than running away for a few days or more to an idyllic spot in the south of Belgium? For a slice of country life – whatever the weather – Gîtes et Chambres d’hôtes de Wallonie offers a selection of more than 900 homes to rent all year round. With its...

Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index 2020 reveals need to increase productivity through digital transformation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has a deep impact on global economy and revealed the need for digitization, as economic development all over the globe has taken a hit. Entire sectors like the service industry have shut down in a number of countries and the fragility of global supply chains has become apparent. The pandemic has also demonstrated the need for digitization of both the public and private sectors to adjust business models, to cope with the outbreak and contain its negative effects.

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Local, slow, vegan, green: Six Belgian brands reshaping fashion

Listen to this article: Belgium has long been a hotbed for fashion, especially since the emergence of the Antwerp Six collective in the 80s, which put Belgian fashion on the map. Renowned schools such as Antwerp’s Royal Academy and Brussels’ La Cambre attract students from across the globe, making...

Belgium bans non-essential travel until 1 March

Belgium has banned non-essential foreign travel - to and from the country - until 1 March, in an attempt to stop the spread of new, more contagious, strains of coronavirus. The measure enters force on Wednesday (27 January). But prime minister Alexander De Croo said: "We are not going to build a...