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51 arrested at banned far-right gathering in Brussels

Police arrested 51 people for attempting to join an unauthorised far-right march in central Brussels on Sunday. The 'March on Brussels' was banned by the city's mayor Philippe Close, who refused to grant a permit for it to go ahead - but organisers announced they planned to take part anyway. The...

The Bulletin on Bruzz: 15 September

English Comedy Brussels English Comedy Brussels is back for another season, with a new venue: Théâtre Marni next to Place Flagey. Organiser Xavier Rossey talks us through what's coming up. Brussels Cocktail Week The third edition of Brussels Cocktail Week involves over 40 bars and restaurants...

Time travel: We delve into the photo archives to celebrate 150 years of Brussels' trams

150 years ago, the first trams appeared on Brussels’ streets. We take a look back through the archives to see how they’ve evolved over the years, from horse-drawn wagons to a ride fit for a king 1869 1 May 1869 saw the very first horse-drawn tram take to the capital’s streets, covering the length...

Space odyssey: Liège’s Spacebel is celebrating 30 years of state-of-the-art engineering software

If the Space Age began when the Sputnik satellite was launched in 1957, then Liege-based software engineering company Spacebel has been around for just half that time. But as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary, it can claim its own role in the story of mankind’s adventures in space, thanks...

A smarter investor: If you’re considering investing while in Belgium, here’s what you need to know

Expats tend not to arrive in Belgium with a suitcase full of money extracted from their savings and investments. At least to begin with, those investments are typically kept at home. Once you’ve arrived and settled in Belgium, then it’s time to explore whether and how much you might be able to save...

The Bulletin on Bruzz: 8 September

Full Circle: a new season and a new permanent home We catch up with Louise Hilditch and Bridie Nathanson from ideas club Full Circle . They talk us through some of the highlights of this season's programme of inspiring talks, and they have news about a new club where members can drop in as and when...

Older and wiser: Ancienne Belgique turns 40

story might be apocryphal, but it’s readily told in Flemish circles in Brussels. At the end of the 1970s, Flanders and the French Community had to divide some assets between them. The Ancienne Belgique, a dilapidated concert hall in the heart of the capital, surrounded by private homes. And the...

That’s the ticket! Check out culture in Brussels with agenda.brussels

In search of something to do and see in Brussels? It’s now easier and cheaper to find out what’s happening in the city thanks to the launch of Visitbrussels’ revamped website agenda.brussels. It also links to last-minute ticketing system Arsène 50 to quickly access cheap seats for plays and shows.

ETUI debate with Katharine Hayhoe: Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts, and Solutions

8 October 2019, Auditorium, ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels; 16h - 17h30

ETUI debate with Katharine Hayhoe: Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts, and Solutions

Permit denied for far-right march, protestors pledge to go ahead

A requested permit for the March on Brussels, planned for this Sunday, has been denied, a decision reached between Brussels-City mayor Philippe Close and the Brussels-Ixelles police zone. The organisers of the march say they are planning to hold the protest anyway. Organisers are protesting the...

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