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Police to increase alcohol patrols at night

In addition to initiatives like the BOB designated driver campaign, the Belgian Federal Police have decided to step up their fight against driving under the influence with increased night patrols. The announcement came in response to heavy demands made by Police unions and automobile organisations...

14-03-15_BNP Paribas

Belgian parliament passes euthanasia law for minors

Following a heated and divisive debate in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, legislators ultimately voted in favour of extending euthanasia to terminally ill minors who are capable of making the decision. The vote makes Belgium the first country in the world to approve euthanasia legislation for those...

Ryanair flights from Brussels sell like hotcakes

Ryanair has sold 70% of its early flights out of Brussels Airport, which begin in two weeks. The low-cost airline is offering flights to 10 new destinations – Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Valencia, Palma, Ibiza, Lisbon, Porto, Rome and Venice – for a total of 196 flights a week. The company says it...

Italians take control of Belgian football TV rights

The TV rights of Belgium’s top-level football league will fall into the hands of the Italian media company MP & Silva. The deal will see the Italian group control the rights for the next six years. Although it is still ucomfirmed how much Belgian clubs are set to profit from the agreement, 15...

Wage Watchers: How much does a secondary school teacher earn?

What do you do? I teach third-year French in a secondary school in Antwerp. I do not yet have my own classroom, so I substitute for teachers throughout the city where needed. This is the fourth school where I have substituted in the last two years. Do you enjoy the work? Very much. I get along...

Six more women come forward in taxi rapes

Six more women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault at the hands of men posing as taxi drivers. This comes only days after Brussels prosecutors’ announcement that 23 other women say they too were victims of rape by apparent taxi drivers who took them into Bois de la Cambre/ Ter...

Disturbing anti-Semitic announcement made on Belgian train

Authorities are investigating the origins of a disturbing announcement targeting Jewish passengers in late January on Belgium’s state-owned rail company SNCB/ NMBS. On the 31st of last month, as the train bound for Liege arrived at Ottignies, an unidentified person used the train’s intercom to...

14-02-13

Major public transport disruptions expected Friday

Users of Brussels’ public transportation system are being warned to expect significant delays along the city’s metro, tram, and bus lines tomorrow as employees of the Brussels transport service STIB/MIVB reduce staffing along the lines. The labour action comes on the heels of the court verdict that...

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