Brussels

As the heart of the European Union (EU), and with an estimated 25 per cent of its one million inhabitants coming from outside Belgium, Brussels is a truly international city. In addition to the 30,000 civil servants employed by the EU, there are some 80,000 people working for around 2,000 foreign co...

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Microchips for cats in Brussels

Obligatory chipping and registration for all cats in the Brussels region. All kittens in the Brussels region are to be fitted with microchips and registered in a centralised system before the age o...
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Docks Bruxsel to open in one year

Countdown for largest Brussels retail site in nearly 40 years. The inauguration of the enormous retail site Docks Bruxsel, currently under construction, has been scheduled for 20 October 2016. L...
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Brussels Design September

Tenth anniversary 10-30 Sept. This design festival includes home furnishing, arts and crafts, graphics, industrial products and architecture with a series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and fi...
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Brussels squares get new look

Brussels residents to participate in planning Brussels residents are being asked for their opinions on the restructuring of various areas and squares in the city centre. The broad outlines for t...
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Brussels airport flight paths to change again

Changes made in February 2014 to the flight plans for Brussels airport must now be re-adpated thanks to a Brussels court order. The unpopular Wathelet plan, named after the minister for mobility, h...
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Roller bike parades in Brussels

The third parade of the season for roller skaters takes place in Brussels on 20 June and from then on every subsequent Friday until 26 September. The participants gather at Palace Poelaert at 21.00...
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Women’s week in Brussels

Brussels organises a week to mark the international women’s day on 8 March.   The events include debates, workshops and film showings, as well as the films Frozen River about two women w...
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Central Brussels to get makeover

Brussels has approved a scheme to upgrade historic squares and avenues in the city centre. The main areas of the project are around the Grand-Place, the UNESCO zone and Place Sainte-Catherine and Vism...
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Christmas in Brussels

The city’s Christmas tree is now on display at the Grand-Place. This year the 17-metre Norwegian spruce is a gift from Wallonia. It comes from the Natura 2000 site in Hertogenwald, Belgium&rsquo...
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British School Brussels up for award

The British School of Brussels (BSB) has been shortlisted for the award of best British Independent School of the year. The winner will be announced on 14 November. Also shortlisted are Christ's Co...
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Belgium appeals for world war one documents

Brussels City Museum is calling for the loan of documents, letters, correspondence, diaries and objects relating to world war one for an exhibition its is organising in 2014 to mark the outbreak of th...
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Brussels Nuit Blanche

This year the all-night opening of museums in Brussels is on 5 Oct. About 150 different activities are scheduled including concerts, exhibitions, dance events, guided tours and, for the second year ru...
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Brussels to build new housing

The Brussels regional government plans to build 6,000 new housing units by 2020 to cope with its growing population. The city estimates that it has about 14,000 new residents every year. New housin...
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Brussels gets new bike racks

Twenty new bicycle racks have been installed in Brussels as the result of a survey in July asking the public to suggest new locations. An additional 20 sites are being studied. Almost all the racks ar...
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Brussels summer festival

Prime locations in central Brussels – Place Royale, Place des Palais, Parc de Bruxelles and Mont des Arts – become the venues for the city’s multi-cultural summer festival from 9-18...
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4G in Brussels

Brussels may get 4G mobile telephone coverage by the end of 2013 according to plans announced by b.lite, a relative newcomer in the telecommunications field. B.lite, which has recently invested in...
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Brussels clears bulky waste

Brussels is organising a bulky waste collection until 22 June. Special containers are supplied on the streets and information about collection is circulated previously in each area. The cleaning servi...
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New parking rules start in Brussels

New parking regulations go into effect in Brussels on 15 June. However in the new parking areas of Laeken, which has now been transformed into one zone, there will be no parking controls until 1 July...
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New parking regulations in Brussels

Brussels has announced new parking regulations that will begin on 15 June. They involve additional blue parking zones in some Laeken streets in north-west Brussels, the extension of parking regulation...
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Cleanliness Day in Brussels

People living in Brussels are invited to clean the area outside their homes on Saturday 27 April in the city’s fifth cleanliness day. The city is also looking for people to publicise the even...