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 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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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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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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Brussels to Washington direct

Brussels Airlines is to start direct flights from Brussels airport to Washington DC’s Dulles International airport on 18 June. The five times a week service to the US capital comes a year after...
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Brussels parking plan postponed

The residents’ parking plan for central Brussels has now been delayed for a few months because of suggestions and queries by residents and traders. Additional meetings have now been scheduled be...
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Brussels gets new parking system

The new parking system, which started at the beginning of October, will gradually be rolled out across the city before the end of 2013. The idea is to ensure that people can park close to their hom...
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Car-free Sunday in Brussels

16 September marks the traditional annual car-free Sunday in Brussels  at the start of European mobility week, which this year is from 16-22 September. Numerous events take place on the first...
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Cost of public transport in Brussels to increase

Public transport in Brussels will be more expensive as from 1 February 2012. Transport company MIVB has announced an average price rise of 4.5 per cent. The fare increases will bring in an estimated a...
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BRUSSELS MOTORISTS FACE DRUG TESTS

Motorists driving under the influence of drugs are being targeted by Brussels police using saliva tests that give instant results. In a recent campaign against drink drivers police used the saliva tes...
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Brussels 30kph speed limit to be enforced

The new 30kph speed limit on 72 kilometers of road in Brussels
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More speed traps for Brussels motorists

Brussels authorities have announced plans to install eight new speed enforcement devices by June this year at accident black spots in Jette, Anderlecht, Forest, Auderghem and Uccle. Authorities mainta...
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Brussels rail stations face axe

Two Brussels rail stations could be closed to improve train punctuality, says Belgian national rail operator SNCB, according to newspaper La Capital. Bruxelles-Congr
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Private security on Brussels metro

Private security guards have been introduced on the Brussels metro, to allay public and staff unease following a spate of violent attacks. Minister-president of the Brussels region, Charles Picqu
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No penalties for speeding in 30kph zone in Brussels

No penalties for speeding have been issued in Brussels
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Brussels tightens security on public transport

Brussels public transport operator STIB has announced increased security measures and surveillance on its bus and metro network following a spate of personal attacks and vandalism on its vehicles....
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Brussels authorities to remove one car in five from city’s roads

Brussels authorities want to put one car in every five off the road. The proposals have been outlined as part of a plan to increase mobility in the city and include a reduction in car traffic of 20 pe...
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STIB refuses air pollution tests on Brussels metro

Brussels public transport operator Stib has refused to conduct an analysis of air quality in the city

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