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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Safety in Brussels campaign

Brussels launched a safety campaign against theft at the end of May. The campaign is in several languages and is aimed at ex-pats and tourists. It gives tips about how to avoid pick pockets, car th...
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Brussels residents feel safe

A study by the interior ministry has found that theft, car crime and the threat of violence are the crimes experienced most frequently by Brussels residents. The security monitor, conducted by the Fed...
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Domestic violence on the rise in Brussels

There was a seven per cent drop in overall crime in 2009 in the northern Brussels zone, according to recent figures released by police authorities. However incidences of neighbourhood disputes, do...
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Crime in Brussels threatens ex-pats

European parliamentary representatives and EU civil servants no longer feel safe in Brussels, says Belgian daily Le Soir. The Belgian capital, especially the area most frequented by the thousands of e...
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Brussels juvenile prisons overflowing.

Brussels authorities have decided to re-open and renovate the old jails at Tongeren and Saint-Hubert for young offenders. The decision follows the release of 15 juvenile offenders for lack of prison a...