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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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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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Winter sales in Brussels

Winter sales in Brussels are scheduled in Brussels between 3-31 January. Sales goods must be part of the shops
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Chinese choose Brussels

A number of big Chinese companies have opted to make Brussels their European base. Although they have not yet been named the regional minister for employment has confirmed that 14 companies, all of...
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Christmas Market in Grand-Place

The annual Brussels Christmas market takes place around the Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and the March
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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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