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Brussels School of International Studies offers master’s degrees straight from the capital of Europe

While there are many good reasons to study international law, relations or politics in the capital of Europe, this year has added another: a health crisis. For those considering getting a master’s degree within those fields, staying in Belgium has never looked better.

Mayor of Bruges recovering after neck stabbing

The mayor of Bruges, Dirk De Fauw, has left hospital and hopes to return to work as soon as possible, after he was stabbed in the neck on Saturday. A 35-year-old man has been arrested over the attack, which happened inside the law firm that De Fauw owns, Het Laatste Nieuws reported. An...

CD&V party calls for total ban on tanning salons

Belgium's CD&V political party is campaigning for a complete ban on tanning salons and the sale of sunbeds to individuals. CD&V members of parliament Leen Dierick and Els Van Hoof said they had drafted the resolution "in view of the overwhelming scientific evidence that tanning under a...

12 free rail journeys for all from August

Every Belgian resident aged 12 and over will be entitled to a free 12-journey SNCB rail pass, in an attempt to boost domestic tourism following the coronavirus shutdown. The "National Tour" pass entitles the named user to 12 free second-class journeys on the Belgian rail network, up from the 10...

'Irresponsible': Police break up illegal street parties in Ixelles and Anderlecht

Hundreds of people gathered at illegal street parties in Anderlecht and Ixelles this weekend, flouting Belgium's coronavirus measures. In both cases, no arrests were made or fines issued. "This phenemenon is going to multiply," the mayor of Ixelles warned on Sunday, announcing a zero-tolerance...

My Brussels: Alexandre de Meeter on working for a unique Brussels football club

A brief chat in a lift at college landed Alexandre de Meeter a dream placement with the Belgian men’s football team and set him off on a career devoted to sports communication. The Uccle resident is now a consultant for Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, the city’s 120-year-old football club, which has...

See Juanjo Guardino's masterful work at Comics Art Museum

You might not know Juanjo Guardino by name, but you may well know the Spanish artist's comic series Blacksad, which follows the adventures of a black-cat private detective in the United States of the late 1950s. After being delayed by the pandemic, Brussels' Comics Art Museum has finally opened the...

Coronavirus in Belgium: Your general questions answered

What are the trends? Belgium's coronavirus infection rate is estimated at 1.27. This means that 100 people who test positive for the virus will typically go on to infect 127 others - and the virus is growing. The number of new coronavirus infections has grown by 89% in the past week. Antwerp...

Belgian man climbs Col du Tourmalet on space hopper

While Tour de France cyclists brave the Col du Tourmalet for money and fame, one West Flemish man climbed the notoriously long and steep mountain pass on a space hopper with little fanfare. Also known as a hippity hop and by other names around the English-speaking world, a space hopper is a fun...

Roadworks on east side of Brussels ring this summer

Traffic delays are likely on the eastern stretch of the Brussels ring over the summer because of roadworks starting this Saturday. Noise-reducing barriers are being installed along a 10km stretch of the motorway, on both sides, through Kraainem and Wezembeek-Oppem, at a cost of €15 million. The...

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