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Brussels drops in Quality of Living ranking

Brussels drops in Quality of Living ranking

5 March 2015   0 comments
According to research commissioned by consultants Mercer, Brussels only comes home in 22nd place when it comes to ranking cities based on the quality of life.

Cocaine found in Kinder Surprise 5 March 2015

A shopper at a supermarket in Verviers on Monday found cocaine in a chocolate egg of the Kinder Surprise brand.

Tuition fee hike for non-European students 5 March 2015

Several Flemish universities have decided to increase tuition fees for students from outside the European Economic Area starting next academic year 2015-16.

Euthanasia for Club Brugge fan Lorenzo 5 March 2015

Club Brugge supporter Lorenzo Schoonbaert, who was incurably ill, underwent the procedure within hours of a special tribute by his favourite club and its fans.

World Press Photo award withdrawn in manipulation scandal 5 March 2015

Organisers of the prestigious World Press Photo awards have revoked a major prize after the entry, which portrayed the gritty Belgian industrial town Charleroi, was accused of being staged in a deepening...

World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'

5 March 2015
Organisers of the prestigious World Press Photo awards have revoked a major prize after receiving "misleading information" regarding the entry, which portrayed gritty industrial Belgian town Charleroi.World......

Belgian arrested for child rape in DR Congo: police

4 March 2015
A 74-year-old Belgian man has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on allegations he raped two girls, police said Wednesday.Francis Belliz is accused of "raping two Congolese girls, 11 and......

British government sells stake in Eurostar 4 March 2015

The British government has reached an agreement to sell its entire stake in the Eurostar train service between London, Brussels and Paris, the treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.The stake is to...

Taxis block Brussels in Uber protest 3 March 2015

Hundreds of taxi drivers from Belgium and France brought central Brussels to a virtual standstill Tuesday with their vehicles in a protest against the web-based taxi app Uber.Police said a go-slow procession...

Half of all Belgian construction workers are foreigners 3 March 2015

In 2007 just under 24,000 construction workers held a foreign passport, while by last year this figure had increased to over 101,000.

It's good-bye to the 'eternal student' 3 March 2015

Students who perform poorly during a first year may have to meet extra conditions in order to move on to the second year.

A ton of cocaine fished out of the sea at Ostend 2 March 2015

Belgian maritime police fished packs containing a thousand kilos of cocaine out of the sea.

Shop till we drop till 10pm? 2 March 2015

The governing Flemish liberals propose axing the current legal closing time for shops in Belgium and extending hours of business.

Big shortage of places in Flemish schools in Brussels 2 March 2015

The shortage of school places in Flemish primary schools in Brussels is reaching alarming proportions with only about half the necessary places available.

Belgium sending 35 military trainers to Iraq 27 February 2015

Belgium is to send around 35 soldiers to Iraq to help train the Iraqi army in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, the government said Friday.They will leave on Saturday and be based there...

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