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Train derails in Belgium, leaving casualties: officials

18 February 2017 | 0 comments

A train derailed Saturday near the Belgian city of Louvain, leaving several casualties, officials said.A spokesman for the SNCB rail authorities said it was too early to confirm news reports that one...

Queen Paola breaks hip in nasty fall

17 February 2017 | 0 comments

Queen Paola, King Filip's mother, has broken her hip in a nasty fall.

Terrorism commission threatens to seize evidence from Islamic Centre

17 February 2017 | 0 comments

The parliamentary commission of enquiry into the 22 March attacks has concluded its hearings.

Crowdfunding: a success story in Belgium!

17 February 2017 | 0 comments

There has been an amazing increase in the number of projects funded through crowdfunding in Belgium in recent months.

Digital revolution starts at BeCentral

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Brusselers and commuters eager to increase their digital skills will soon have a new venue to head for: BeCentral, a digital learning and meeting place at Brussels Central Station.

Terrorism: more Brusselers on their bikes

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Last year's terrorist attacks on the Brussels metro system and Brussels Airport have had an unexpected impact on bike use in the Belgian and Flemish capital.

New military hardware but nobody to operate it?

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian government has ambitious plans to invest in defence: frigates, fighter-jets and armoured vehicles are all being snapped up.

Mechelen in the footsteps of Cape Town and Melbourne

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

Bart Somers, the Burgomaster of Mechelen, a middle-sized city between Brussels and Antwerp, has been awarded the World Mayor Prize 2016.

"Investment milestone" should get more people on bus and bicycle

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Flemish government is to invest 1.2 billion euros in public transport (816 million) and cycling infrastructure (300 million) before the end of its term in 2019.

Flanders wants employees to take up physical exercise at work

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Flemish government has launched a campaign to get more employees to do physical exercise - at work.

What gets a Fleming out of the car?

14 February 2017 | 0 comments

A survey undertaken by VRT Radio 1 confirms that the car remains the favourite way of getting to work for most Flemings.

"No skeletons in my cupboard"

14 February 2017 | 0 comments

Revelations that politicians have been piling up large sums of money for sitting on the board of companies like Publipart set up by public utility holdings means there is a new contender to replace Daniel Termont as the next mayor of Ghent.

School networks enthusiastic about immersion lessons

14 February 2017 | 0 comments

The two main Flemish school networks, the official and the Roman Catholic networks, have both welcomed CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) a new form of immersion education...

Belgian jihadist jailed for murder in Syria

13 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Belgian court on Monday sentenced a jihadist to 28 years in jail for committing murder in Syria, the Belga news agency said, adding that it was the country's first such conviction.The 24-year-old man,...

Warning: air quality remains below par

13 February 2017 | 0 comments

Air quality in Belgium remains below par, especially in Flanders. People are advised to refrain from heavy physical exercise as much as possible.

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