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Extinction Rebellion protest peaceful but 75 arrested

Police arrested 75 protestors at the weekend who were taking part in the Extinction Rebellion actions in Brussels. About 300 people took part in several actions planned by the environmentalist movement on Saturday afternoon, including in Rue Neuve and at the Bourse. “We are at a tipping point in...

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Young Belgian family, 2 children, 5 and 3, seeking for a english speaking person to spend time with the kids during the summer to keep up with english. Parents don't speak english and kids are in an international school in Waterloo. Thank you for your help.

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New 'trambus' from Jette to Brussels Airport

Is it a tram? Is it a bus? It's a bit of both - and it's a new way to get to Brussels Airport. Flemish public transport operator De Lijn inauguated its new "trambus" service from northern Brussels to Zaventem on Sunday. The 24-metre-long vehicles, which use hybrid fuel technology, can carry 137...

Back to the big screen: Family screenings at Cinematek in July

People are itching to get back to watching films on a big screen and the Cinematek is doing what it can to fill that need in a safe environment. As part of their Young Film Fans screenings for the month of July, Cinematek is offering Bulletin readers a family ticket (for four people) to each of...

The Bulletin magazine 2020

Less than a week before this issue of The Bulletin was due to go to press, the printing company we use closed – with the immediate loss of jobs for some of its staff. It was an unwelcome reminder of the economic anxiety that persists, and symptomatic of a continuing crisis in the printing industry.

Antwerp project looks to improve Europe’s air quality

Antwerp is taking part in a European pilot project to test air quality sensor networks, in a bid to improve data on pollution. Better information will help scientists monitor air pollution and its effects on public health. The reliability of results from air quality sensor networks depends on the...

Two-way bike lane coming to Avenue de Tervueren

One of Brussels lonest arterials, Avenue de Tervueren, is going to be fitted with a two-way cycle path. While the final lane will probably not make its debut until 2023, a test lane will be introduced this autumn. Avenue de Tervueren runs for 10 kilometres from Cinquantenaire Park all the way to...

Executive education: Career-boosting online trainings for individuals and companies

The British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium has launched a new Academy offering training in English by a roster of highly qualified experts with international experience on a range of topics. Aimed at individuals and companies, the Academy was inaugurated on 12 March. It is running a full programme of online trainings specialised in immediately applicable skills.

Eco crossings over and under ring road paying off for wildlife

The Groenendael ‘ecoduct’ introduced two years ago to help wildlife get from one part of the Sonian Forest to the other is working to plan, according to environmental organisation Natuurpunt. Not only are a diverse number of species finding their way to the green overbridge, fewer animals are...

What’s on this week: 26 June to 2 July

The popular Guinguette summer bars are slowly opening back up in Brussels parks. Henri opened over in Georges Henri Park (Woluwé-Saint-Lambert) last week, and Fabiola in King Baudouin Park (Jette) just this week. They’re both open from noon, with food served from 17.00. (We’re still waiting for the...

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