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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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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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...
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Brussels fights invasive plants

Brussels’ Green Spaces Unit is campaigning to eradicate invasive plants such as black cherry, Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed from the city. The Brussels unit, which looks after the green...
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Christmas tree collection day

Anyone in Brussels wanting to recycle a Christmas tree may put in out on the pavement from 18.00 on 7 January to be collected on 8 January. The trees (no artificial ones are accepted) must not be...
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Emergency air pollution measures in Brussels are failing

Levels of damaging fine particulate matter, caused mainly by vehicle emissions, have exceeded EU limits on 41 days already this year in Brussels. The official EU quota for days on which limits can be...
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New green space for Brussels

Adhering to a pledge to be one of the greenest cities in Europe, Brussels has agreed plans for a new park in the city at Saint-Josse and Schaerbeek. The site on rue Potag
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Prodecor goes solar in Brussels

The single biggest unit of solar production has been installed in Brussels, according to the city
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Brussels recycling gets tough

Brussels residents have a new band of investigators on their tail who aren
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Roof top wind turbines in Brussels

The roofs of Brussels could be a mass of miniature wind turbines if the recommendations of a study by the Centre d
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Patrick Blanc creates Brussels living wall

In what could be regarded as a real touch of genius, French estate agent investment group Stam Europe has commissioned a 600 square metre
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Clean-up day in Brussels.

A publicity poster campaign featuring a man or woman vacuuming the footpath or dusting street furniture has launched the 25 April "Journ
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Brussels region retains GSM radiation norms.

The Constitutional Court has overturned an application from mobile phone operators Proximus, Base and Mobilstar to relax the strict GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) radiation limits curren...
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Recycling glass mandatory in Brussels.

Recycling glass will become mandatory in Brussels as of 1 January 2009. Under the new rules people who do not dispose of glass in the correct street containers (white for clear glass and green for col...
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Anti-smog measures for Brussels.

As from 1 January the Brussels city government is to introduce graduated traffic restrictions for days when pollution reaches alarm levels in the Belgian capital. When Alarm Level 1 is reached, a redu...
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Life returns to River Zenne.

The quality of the water in the River Zenne has improved to the extent that eels can now be found swimming in it thanks to the 370,000 cubic metres of purified water pumped daily into the river by the...
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Smoking banned in Belgian schools.

The partial smoking ban currently operating in Belgian schools is to become total as of 1 Sept 2008, with the banning of smoking in the playground. Smoking is currently banned in all school buildings,...