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Hundreds in Brussels rally in support of Turkey protesters

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Saturday and called for the resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, reports ITN . The protest took place a few hours after Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government...

Belgium 'places interests of illegal logging companies above forest protection in Congo'

Multinational companies are profiting from abusive forestry practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports The New Straits Times . Illegal logging, mislabelled timber and false permits are widespread, according to several non-governmental organisations. The forests of the Congo basin in...

International disabled football game marred by mass brawl

A football game held in Westerlo, Antwerp province, between representative disabled teams of Belgium and the Netherlands ended up in a mass brawl, reports Easy Branches . Both teams fielded one-legged players on crutches (except the goalkeepers who were missing an arm). What should have been a...

David Guetta announces exclusive Brussels date

David Guetta will play the brand new Palais 12 venue at Brussels Expo on October 19, as part of the celebrity DJ’s 2013 world tour. The Brussels date will be his only Belgian appearance of the tour. The brand new show, devised exclusively for this world tour will feature a three-hour DJ set from...

Brussels' canal district: Belgium's social escalator

To most people, Brussels' canal district is synonymous with anything but positive news. Crowded neighbourhoods, few public spaces, widespread poverty and unemployment, insecurity, a poorly educated youth and dirty streets are the prevailing images that come into mind when we think of Molenbeek,...

Culture beat – May 30

There’s no excuse to be footloose and fancy free on Friday evening as Neighbours Day celebrates its tenth anniversary in Belgium and the rest of Europe. No, this is not a tribute-party to the ubiquitous Aussie soap, it’s more of campaign to combat urban or even rural isolation by encouraging...

The Slough Philharmonic Society

The acclaimed Slough Philharmonic Society play the Holy Trinity Church in aid of the Brussels branch of the Royal British Legion. Their performance, with assistant director Rebecca Berkley at the helm,  will include extracts from Handel’s Messiah and Jenkins’s The Armed Man.

Peter Murphy celebrates... 35 years of Bauhaus

The singer of the now-defunct Bauhaus celebrate the 35th anniversary of the creation of Northampton's seminal goth outfit. His current backing band includes former members of Queens of the Stone Age, Psychic TV and Spear of Destiny.

Making the best of your pension in Belgium

Please join us for the free seminar on Pensions & Retiring, offered to you by The Bulletin and ING! 
1 - Caroline Huys, Ministry of Pensions, "Understanding the Belgian pension system"2 - Peter Adye, Jo Ann Broger, Mert Hale (Brats - Brussels Retired Expats) "A retirement guide for expats"3 - Dave Deruytter, head of expatriates & non-residents, ING Bank, " Getting your priorities right" Registration at 17H30 - Presentations start at 18h00 sharp.

Britten Dances

To celebrate the centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten, contemporary choreographers have created a series of new dances