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Waffle wars: Vendors near Manneken Pis fight it out in court

A waffle vendor in the tourist-laden Manneken Pis neighbourhood has taken a nearby shop to court over what it says is a lack of a permit to sell waffles. According to L’Echo newspaper, La Funambule, a waffle seller on Rue de Tabora, says that OG, which is actually a souvenir shop right next to the...

Notes on a Murder with Peter Vermeersch

02/04/2020 - 6.30 PM 

'The Precariat, a dangerous class?' with Economist Guy Standing

12/03/2020 - 6.30 PM

About a decade ago Guy Standing popularised a new concept: 'the precariat'. Having now lost any connotation of novelty, it expresses all too well the condition of chronic economic insecurity and the growing anger of the new global social underclass. 

BEPS Secondary School uncovers ‘hidden curriculum’

BEPS International School in Ixelles recently opened a Secondary School and is a candidate for both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) and as an IB World School. 

Printer, TV, Iron and Planter for sale

I would like to sell the electronics I no longer use. This include a TV (I should have measured, I would guess it's about 36 inches), a printer/copier/scanner, an iron and a planter for a tree (indoor or outdoor). Message/call me for photos or information.

TV- 100 euro

Printer/scanner/copier - 35 euro

Iron - 20 euro

Planter - 35 euro

Buying a home in Belgium? ING's free event on 17 March is here to help

Belgium has long enjoyed a love affair with home ownership - but as an expat you might find it daunting making that first step on to the property ladder.

Is it worth buying if you think you'll only be in Belgium for a few years? How much can you afford? What's involved in getting a mortgage here?

Works will soon begin to turn Bourse into open gallery and beer attraction

Works will finally begin this summer on the landmark Bourse building on Boulevard Anspach. The city has been discussing for years how to transform the building into a tourist attraction with a focus on Belgian beer. The plans are finally ready, and they show that the ground floor of the Bourse will...

Border guards plan go-slow protest at Brussels Airport on Friday

Passengers flying from Brussels Airport on Friday should arrive at the terminal early, because of a work-to-rule by border guards. Long queues at passport control are likely, as police protest about a lack of personnel and resources. The industrial action comes on a busy day for Brussels Airport...

Coronavirus antiviral was discovered in Leuven 15 years ago

A discovery made by researchers at KU Leuven in 2004 is now helping to combat the coronavirus in China. The antimalarial medication Chloroquine is currently part of a drug trial in China and is greatly relieving the symptoms of the coronavirus, helping patients get better more quickly. A team of...

What’s on this week: 21-27 February

The Anima film festival is a highlight on Europe’s animation calendar, with professionals travelling in to pitch projects to producers, take master classes and search for partners for their projects. Belgium is in fact a major player in the sector, with its stellar animation studios. But none of...