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By admin On 16 Jul, 2018 At 04:13 AM | Categorized As Belgium News, General News | With 0 Comments

©Belga Bpost is to stop picking up parcels from post offices on Saturdays, the national postal authority has announced. The news comes as a surprise, given that packages have for several years now been the company’s only growth market; mail deliveries are in steady decline as email and online messaging apps take the place of […]

By admin On 16 Jul, 2018 At 04:08 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga There were no serious incidents at Ghent festival on Saturday evening. Around 150,000 people travelled to the town centre for the second day of the festival. Authorities did say fake 20-euro notes had been used at the festival. There were again no incidents during the second day of the festival. “We counted 150,000 people”, […]

By admin On 16 Jul, 2018 At 04:17 AM | Categorized As Belgium News, Sports | With 0 Comments

© Belga “All of the 40,000 supporters that came to Brussels to help celebrate our Red Devils are amazing”, the Brussels-Ixelles police wrote on their Twitter account at around 3.30pm on Sunday. Around 8,000 people celebrated Belgium getting third place in the World Cup on the Grand Place. The Red Devils got there at around […]

By admin On 15 Jul, 2018 At 09:29 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

©Belga Today Sunday marks the final deadline for the submission of a tax declaration via the online platform Tax-On-Web, following as extension granted when the platform broke down earlier in the week. All declarations must be entered today at 23.59. The original deadline was on Thursday at the same time, but that was extended when […]

By admin On 15 Jul, 2018 At 09:50 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

©Belga For the first time ever, the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, took it upon himself to make a speech on the traditional Flemish festival day of July 11. The event is normally celebrated in the City Hall of Brussels – considered by Flanders as the region’s capital – but the mayor has until now […]

By admin On 15 Jul, 2018 At 09:21 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

©Nicola/Flickr The city of Brussels has too many areas which are unsafe for women and for gays, according to Bianca Debaets, regional minister for equal opportunities. Debaets, also an opposition member of the Brussels-City local council, was speaking in an interview with La Libre. “Sadly, harassment in public, a particular problem in large cities, is […]

By admin On 15 Jul, 2018 At 09:47 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Michel Lelièvre, Marc Dutroux’s former accomplice, requests his release under electronic surveillance, report Sudpresse titles Saturday, quoting Mr. Lelièvre’s attorney, Benjamine Bovy. Michel Lelièvre was sentenced in 2004 by Arlon’s Criminal Court (Dutroux trial) to 25 years in jail for abduction and holding of children, and for drug trafficking. He will have completed […]

By admin On 15 Jul, 2018 At 09:30 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

© Belga The Flemish Minister of Transport, Public Works and Brussels Periphery, Ben Weyts (N-VA), wants to reopen the community debate after the federal and regional elections in 2019, he announces Saturday in an interview granted to De Tijd. The Flemish Minister wants to move towards confederacy, a system in which most of the competencies […]

By admin On 21 Jun, 2018 At 06:30 PM | Categorized As Belgium News, Featured, General News | With 0 Comments

© Belga Just a few hours before the march, Thursday, in memory of the prostitute who was mortally stabbed on Linné St., Schaerbeek, on 5 June, the Committee of Brussels’s Alhambra District, which is affected by street prostitution, indicates in an open letter that it is in favor of a pragmatic approach to the issue. […]

By admin On 8 Jun, 2018 At 04:56 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Sex workers in the red-light district near Brussels North station went on strike on Wednesday in protest at the lack of safety in the area, following the murder of a young African woman. The woman’s body was found in the nearby street, apparently having sustained a number of knife wounds. She has been identified only […]