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Uber expands in Belgium despite bitter opposition

Uber expands in Belgium despite bitter opposition

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

US-based taxi app Uber expanded its service in Brussels on Thursday despite growing opposition by traditional cab drivers who plan a major protest in Europe's capital later this month.The controversial...

No place for 1,000 pupils in Flemish schools in Brussels

No place for 1,000 pupils in Flemish schools in Brussels

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

At the beginning of the new school year it has emerged that once again there is a massive shortage of places in Flemish primary schools in the Belgian capital. Over 1,000 are expected to have to seek an alternative.

Brussels metro art: a journey through art history

Brussels metro art: a journey through art history

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

TheBulletin.be’s Ian Mundell has taken a trip through Belgian art history on a simple journey through the capital’s metro system.

Online sales: surge in complaints in Belgium

Online sales: surge in complaints in Belgium

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

Last year Belgium's economic inspection service recorded a record number of complaints in connection with purchases online.

"We're forcing people into the arms of criminal organisations"

"We're forcing people into the arms of criminal organisations"

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

"How is it possible that EU member states have not been able to come up with an appropriate response to the refugee crisis?"

DR Congo bans film on doctor who treats rape victims

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

The Democratic Republic of Congo has banned an acclaimed film about Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who has treated thousands of women raped during conflict, the government said.Belgian film maker Thierry...

Subsidies for milk and pig sector

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

Owners of milk farms and pig farms have been granted a one-off compensation for the low prices they are getting for their products.

Belgian rappers held on drug, prostitution, charges

Belgian rappers held on drug, prostitution, charges

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

Five members of Belgian rap group 'Negatif Clan' are being held on drug and robbery charges while another man linked to the Brussels' band faces accusations of rape of a minor, prosecutors said Tuesday.The...

Chaos in Hungary as figures show gravity of Europe migrant crisis

Chaos in Hungary as figures show gravity of Europe migrant crisis

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

Hungarian police evacuated Budapest's main international rail station on Tuesday after hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to western Europe, as new figures showed more than 350,000 have risked...

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war will be extradited to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.Police on Friday detained Michel...

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and trafficking diamonds in Sierra Leone during the west African country's civil war will be extradited to Belgium which sought his arrest, a Spanish court...

Belgium plans to collect plane, train, ferry users' data

Belgium plans to collect plane, train, ferry users' data

31 August 2015 | 1 comment

Belgium has unveiled a controversial plan to collect data on all airline passengers, as well as international train and ferry travellers, in the wake of a foiled train attack.

12,000 motorists fined in Antwerp

12,000 motorists fined in Antwerp

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Some 12,000 administrative fines have been handed out in Antwerp as a result of parking offences since the city introduced zero tolerance for anti-social driving last June.

"Roll out most stringent security across the board"

"Roll out most stringent security across the board"

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Belgian Home Minister Jan Jambon joined colleagues and transport ministers from nine European countries in Paris on Saturday for a special meeting to consider security in the aftermath of last week's thwarted attack on a Thalys train service between Brussels and the French capital.

Fictional Flemish beer to become a reality

Fictional Flemish beer to become a reality

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Fiction will soon become reality: Belgian brewers have developed a new beer called Slurfke, which first originated on Flanders' most popular soap series Thuis.

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