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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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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All Saints in Brussels

Brussels’ four cemeteries will remain open over the All Saints’ holiday from Monday 29 October to 1 November from 08.30 until 17.00, an hour longer than usual. There will also be guided...
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Pensioners increase in Belgium

The number of people who retired in Belgium increased by two per cent in 2011 compared with the previous year to reach a total of 34,000. There are now nearly 1.8 million pensioners in the country...
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Tintin and Snowy return

The six-meter high, 600 kilo giant effigies of comic book characters Tintin and Snowy, which normally grace the rooftop of Brussel
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Brussels needs anti-discrimination training

The Brussels minister for employment and economy, Beno
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Brussels Capital-Region turns 20.

On 12 January 2009 Brussels Capital-Region, one of Belgium
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European Commission seeks new premises in Brussels.

The European Commission is planning to concentrate its extensive office space in Brussels by purchasing a new hub to supplement the existing poles in the European district and De Wet Street, Gen
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Brussels to get

The federal government has just released funds to finance a
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English second language in Brussels.

A study by the University of Louvain has revealed that English is now the second language after French in Brussels and Wallonia, taking the place of Dutch. French remains the second language after Dut...
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Brussels historic monuments: Listing for Brussels swimming pool.

The municipal swimming pool in the southern Brussels district of Ixelles has been classed as a listed monument, the first in the Belgian capital to receive such recognition. Inaugurated on 16 May 1904...
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New Cambio car-sharing station opens.

The opening of the latest Cambio station on Place du Conseil in Anderlecht brings the total number of car-sharing points in the Brussels region to 21 across nine communes. Operating in partnership wit...