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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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Foreign voter registration low in Belgium

All foreigners living in Belgium have until 31 July to register for local elections on 14 October. Foreigners – whether from the EU or elsewhere – qualify to vote in the local elections...
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Brussels Balloon Parade needs volunteers

The annual parade of comic book and cartoon characters takes place in Brussels on 8 Sept. The parade of huge balloons, inspired by a similar one in New York, starts from Palace des Palais and ends...
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Brussels Beach opens

Brussels Beach opens 6 July-12 August along the Canal of Brussels, with culture, sports, activities for children and music. There are canal trips and a night-time programme. Free WiFi connections are...
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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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New dance institute for Brussels

A new dance and choreography institute, attached to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, opens in Brussels in September 2012. Brussels is the only city to offer this discipline at the higher...
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Jazz Marathon in Brussels

Brussels is preparing for its 17th jazz marathon from 25-27 May. About 700 musicians play in 200 free concerts in four locations, Grand-Place, Place Sablon, Place Sainte-Catherine, Place Fernand C...
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Jazz Marathon in Brussels

Brussels is preparing for its 17th jazz marathon from 25-27 May. About 700 musicians play in 200 free concerts in four locations, Grand-Place, Place Sablon, Place Sainte-Catherine, Place Fernand Co...
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Brussels organises against homophobia

To mark the international day against homophobia day on 17 May Brussels has organised a conference and demonstration to campaign against homo-, lesbo-, bio- and trans-phobia. The demonstration in Bru...
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Expats in Belgium use English as main language

About 250,000 expats live in Belgium, most of them in Brussels, and 97 per cent of them use English as their main language, according to research by the Flemish Free University of Brussels (VUB). T...
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Registration for non-Belgians in Brussels elections

Non-Belgians have until 31 July to register to vote in the city elections on 14 October. Voters must be citizens of an EU country or must have been resident in Belgium for five consecutive years an...
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Brussels becomes a digital city

Brussels has launched a three-month campaign called Brussels, Digital City to educate the city’s inhabitants into the possibilities of the internet. The city is providing public computer room...
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Brussels becomes a digital city

Brussels has launched a three-month campaign called Brussels, Digital City to educate the city
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Brussels cleans up the city

Brussels has scheduled a city cleanliness day on 21 April. From 10.00-16.00 special centres around the city will promote the idea of a clean city, collect batteries and listen to complaints about the...
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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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Brussels museums night opening

Museums in Brussels stay open on 3 March from 19.00 to 01.00. About 20 museums are taking part for the fifth year in the all-night opening programme with concerts, talks, exhibitions and tours. There...
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Carnival activities for children

The city has organised a series of activities for children during the Carnival holidays from 20-24 February. These include sports, a circus workshop, life on the farm and sound screen productions....
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Bird counting in Brussels

The weekend of 4-5 February is bird counting day in Belgium. Everyone is asked to note the number of different birds for at least half an hour on those days and then send the results to Natuurpunt or...

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