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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration shows a 'Zone 30' road sign in the centre of Brussels. (BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR)

Court ruling on speeding offence not a danger to Zone 30, says mobility minister

The decision by a police court magistrate in a speeding case heard last October does not pose a danger to the newly introduced Zone 30 in the Brussels Region, the office of mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt said over the weekend, despite fears it could be used by opponents of the policy to...

New 'Brupass XL' ticket to cover all travel in Brussels and suburbs

Belgium's four main public transport operators will launch a joint ticket for Brussels next month, allowing travel on all their services in the capital and - for an extra fee - the 19 municipalities immediately surrounding the region. Two new ticket types will be sold by Stib, rail operator SNCB,...

FRENCH speaking practice

Do you want to improve your oral level in FRENCH ? I am organising conversation tables for you to practice your daily speaking and listening in french ( groups of three participants max./ tables ).

The tables take place during evening hours on week days and anytime on week-ends.

Currently, everything is organised on social plateforms such as zoom or teams... 

If you are interested, do not hesitate to text me (0485 18 68 94) or to e-mail me (santayog@gmail.com). 

Kind regards, 

Sandra G. (conversation tables) 

The Bulletin weekly podcast: 18 January

In our regular weekly podcast , we meet the people and visit the places that make Belgium special. This week: Fundraising appeal to buy meals for healthcare workers in Brussels Kanal Centre Pompidou launches art radio for talks and performances Fakes and falsehoods go on show at House of European...
Sulaiman Addonia

Writing academy unites refugees with a shared passion

Listen to this article: While Belgium has a variety of organisations that assist refugees, this is usually to help them with basic needs: food, shelter, medical care. Once those are taken care of, there are few opportunities for these newcomers to pick up interests they once had. That’s why...
Airport workers stand in front of the remembrance wall after a tribute ceremony for the victims of the 2016 terrorist attacks at the departure hall of Brussels airport in Zaventem. On March 22 2016, 32 people were killed and 324 got injured in suicide bombings at Brussels airport and the Brussels' subway. (BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE)

Terror attack survivor accuses Belgian government of abandoning victims

On Tuesday, Manuel Martinez, a victim of the terrorist attack on Brussels International Airport in Zaventem on 22 March 2016, underwent surgery for the 34th time. The former airport worker maintains that he and the other survivors of the attacks in Zaventem and the Maelbeek metro station have been...
Picture shows the citizen bicycle shed in Schaerbeek before it was removed by municipal authorities (© Citizen Garden)

Municipal authorities remove citizens' bicycle shed in Schaerbeek

A bicycle shed built by citizens of Schaerbeek was removed by municipal workers on Thursday after a deadline for the removal of the homemade garage, set by the commune authorities, passed without action being taken. Xavier Damman and Leen Schelfhout , the couple behind both the citizens' bicycle...

Kanal Centre launches art radio for talks and performances

Artists, curators and activists have taken to the airwaves at Kanal Centre Pompidou, which is running a new radio platform called Studio K for the next four weeks – and possibly beyond. The arts space is closed for four weeks to set up the second half of the It Never Ends project – a series of...

Kids haggling over price of beach flowers now official cultural heritage

The practice of children ‘selling’ crepe paper flowers on Belgian beaches is now officially recognised heritage. It has been added to the Flemish Inventory of Cultural Heritage. All along the Belgian coast, children can be seen setting up ‘shops’ of flowers they made themselves (usually with the...

What’s on this week: 15-21 January

Brussels Jazz Festival takes to the internet this year for a full evening of groovy funk, soul and jazz. The line-up – filled in with band info and interviews – includes local stars of the scene such as Naima Joris, Alex Koo, a collaboration among Philip Catherine, Angelo Moustapha and Lionel...

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