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Flemish separatists make gains in Belgium local elections

Local elections in Belgium have seen a considerable increase in the vote of the separatist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) in Dutch-speaking Flanders. It has taken 20 of the 35 districts to become the lar...
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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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Brussels marathon 2012

Brussels marathon begins at 09.00 on Sunday 7 October. The start is at the Parc du Cinquantenaire with the finish at Grand Place in the centre of the city. There will also be a half marathon, a mini m...
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Brussels museums open late

As usual in the autumn museums in Brussels open late on Thursday evenings from 20 September until 13 December. Each week about six museums of the 55 participating offer guided tours on Thursdays from...
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Design month in Brussels

Graphic and textile design is the focus of this year’s design festival (6-30 Sept) in Brussels. Interior, industrial, urban, packaging and retail design are all elements of the festival, whic...
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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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Brussels beer festival

The annual Brussels beer festival returns to the capital from 31 August to 2 September. Large, medium and the small specialist brewers will be bidding for custom in the centre of the city during the t...
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Fewer expats to vote in Belgium’s local elections

According to figures released by the ministry of home affairs 18.4 per cent of expats from EU countries living in Belgium have registered to vote in the provincial and municipal elections on 14 Octobe...
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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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