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Brussels Capital-Region turns 20.

On 12 January 2009 Brussels Capital-Region, one of Belgium
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Recycling glass mandatory in Brussels.

Recycling glass will become mandatory in Brussels as of 1 January 2009. Under the new rules people who do not dispose of glass in the correct street containers (white for clear glass and green for col...
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Anti-smog measures for Brussels.

As from 1 January the Brussels city government is to introduce graduated traffic restrictions for days when pollution reaches alarm levels in the Belgian capital. When Alarm Level 1 is reached, a redu...
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New look for Brussels taxis.

Brussels taxis are to have a new look from December onwards. They will be black on the sides and the front and yellow on the roof, the bonnet and the boot. Taxis will also be equipped with anti-aggres...
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New Brussels city website inaugurated.

The mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, has inaugurated the new-look capital website,, replacing the original site set up in 2002. Designed entirely by city council IT staff and cou...
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Shortage of beds for Brussels asylum seekers.

Each morning dozens of asylum seekers queue outside the Brussels immigration department offices hoping to be allotted a bed for the night. The Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (FEDAS...
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Brussels international solidarity month.

The annual Mois de la Solidarit
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More sports fields for Brussels.

The Brussels regional government will have invested a total of
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Radioactive leak scare south of Brussels.

Belgian authorities have banned the consumption of local milk and vegetables
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The GreenD company has launched a free non-polluting taxi service covering four popular itineraries through the centre of Brussels. The
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Brussels’ urban beach.

Beach sports including volleyball, tennis,
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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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Brussels juvenile prisons overflowing.

Brussels authorities have decided to re-open and renovate the old jails at Tongeren and Saint-Hubert for young offenders. The decision follows the release of 15 juvenile offenders for lack of prison a...
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On-line press review in English.

A daily digest of local news and views from the Flemish press is now available on-line in English, thanks to an initiative sponsored by foreign minister Geert Bourgeois. Aimed primarily at embassy s...
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Life returns to River Zenne.

The quality of the water in the River Zenne has improved to the extent that eels can now be found swimming in it thanks to the 370,000 cubic metres of purified water pumped daily into the river by the...
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Chefs teach healthy eating at Brussels schools.

An association of professional chefs is to take part in a pilot project in Brussels aimed at improving primary school students
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Anti-social behaviour targeted on Brussels public transport.

Throughout February, the STIB is running an awareness campaign entitled
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Small businesses flourish in Brussels.

Over 10,000 small businesses were set up in the Brussels region during 2007 according to statistics just released by the Agence bruxelloise pour l'entreprise (ABE). The record number of start-ups has...
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Democrats Global Primary, Brussels.

The Democrats Global Primary, the first time in American history for a political primary to be held abroad, will take place on
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Automatic ticket machines at Brussels bus-stops.

Bus and tram stops in the Belgian capital are to get automatic
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Indian airline makes Brussels its European hub.

Privately-owned Indian airline Jet Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brussels Airlines to operate ten new long-haul flights to the United States, Canada and India via Brussels airp...
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High-speed Eurostar for London-Brussels.

The first Eurostar High Speed 1 trains are due to travel on the new London St Pancras-Brussels or Paris routes on 14 November. Leaving from the new St Pancras International rail terminal in central Lo...
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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 transport fares going up.

Tram, bus and metro fares in the Belgian capital go up as of 1 February 2008, although prices for the Noctis night bus service and the Brussels-Zaventem airport link will remain unvaried. Single
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Brussels airport: Brussels to get low-cost terminal.

A new pier and air terminal serving budget flights is to be built at Brussels airport at Zaventem. The decision by the Brussels airport authority comes on the heels of a record summer at the airport,...
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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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