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Belgium is European leader in coronavirus innovations

An international report has ranked Belgium the top country in Europe for innovation relating to the coronavirus, and fourth in the world. Start-ups in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven were singled out for praise in the report for their response to the crisis. The COVID-19 Innovation Report ,...

High-Level Private Piano and Composition Lessons during the COVID-19 Period

Do you feel uncertain about traveling as part of your summer plans? Enrich your summer and/or that of your children through culture! High-level private piano or composition lessons are available in the Brussels region for students of all levels!  My practice of social distancing and the use of a mask respects the current COVID-19 hygienic regulations.  Additionally, in certain cases, lessons can be given via Zoom or Skype.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Anderson at 0497/53 32 84.

Antwerp deregulates taxi sector, abandoning fixed prices

The city of Antwerp has scrapped its taxi regulations, which opens the way for alternative taxi services such as Uber. The change also deregulates price controls so that taxi companies are free to charge whatever rates they want. Deregulation also means that there is no longer a cap on the number...

Win a Brussels gourmet basket: take the visit.brussels expat survey

Visit.brussels is appealing for your help to complete a short online survey about your life in Brussels and your leisure interests.

The regional tourism agency wants to build a better understanding of the city's international community, so that it can offer an enhanced service to expats in the future.

Ten bars and restaurants closed down in police sweep

The Brussels South police zone, which covers the municipalities of Anderlecht, Saint-Gilles and Forest, shut down 10 restaurants and bars at the weekend that did not conform to coronavirus regulations. The closures happened during a sweep in response to complaints about late-night noise in several...

What’s on this week: 3-9 July

The Le Kiosque open-air bar and eatery is back in La Cambre. While last year’s many activities have largely ground to a halt because of stupid Covid-19, Jazz in the Woods is at least happening every Wednesday. Sip a cocktail in a bucolic setting against a background of groovy music. Open daily 9.00...

€60 million to help Brussels communes cope with population boom

The Brussels government will give €60 million to help communes invest in new facilities to respond to the city's population boom, it has been announced. Brussels' population has grown from 1.1 to 1.2 million in little over a decade and is expected to reach 1.3 million before 2060. To cope with the...

Stib passenger wins court ruling over Mobib data collection

A Brussels man has won a small legal victory against the Stib, after he challenged the requirement to scan a Mobib pass at the start of every journey. Kaddour Sellika was fined €10 during a routine ticket check, because he did not validate his annual season ticket when boarding. He refused to pay...

700 doctors plead with public to wear facemasks

An open letter signed by more than 700 physicians around the country is demanding that measures to control the spread of Covid-19 continue to be enforced among the population. The doctors also state that the use of facemasks should be required. The letter was published in Knack magazine. The...

Brussels breweries launch spirit made from unsold beer

When bars and cafes were ordered to close in March, the new generation of Brussels-based breweries faced a problem. They had too many kegs of beer that could not be delivered. Necessity being the mother of invention, four breweries - Brussels Beer Project, En Stoemelings, La Source and No Science...

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