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"Extra security measures will be in place, but we shouldn't let ourselves b...

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

The terror alert level in Belgium remains unchanged on 3 (on a scale of 4).

This is the man behind the failed Central Station terror attack

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

The judicial authorities have revealed that the attacker had the Moroccan nationality, also confirming he was living in Molenbeek.

Wales and Sweden ready to take Belgium's place

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

If the city of Brussels fails to seal an accord on a new football stadium for Euro 2020, Belgium will lose its status as a host country.

Warning: very poor air quality!

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian Interregional Environment Agency (IRCEL) has repeated its warning against soaring ozone levels.

Francophone Belgium in profound political crisis as Christian democrats pul...

20 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Francophone Christian democrats of CDH have announced that they are pulling out of the three regional governments they are part of:

Are traditional Belgian chips in danger?

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian way of frying chips is being threatened by European rules, as research shows 'fried' potatoes produce a carcinogen chemical reaction.

More blistering hot days to come: heat wave and ozone alarm phase activated

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian Interregional Environment Agency (IRCEL) has triggered the alarm phase for the ozone and heat wave plan, taking into account the high temperatures which are expected for the coming days.

"There is a serious chance there will be no Brexit at all"

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The former EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht (Flemish liberal) estimates there is "a serious chance" Britain will eventually remain in the European Union.

Turkey races up asylum league

16 June 2017 | 0 comments

There has been a sharp fall in the number of people applying for political asylum in Belgium. Last year the figure fell by 63%.

All aboard the beer train!

15 June 2017 | 0 comments

A new beer train that will link AB InBev's brewery in Jupille and the distribution centre of supermarket chain Delhaize in Ninove has been inaugurated.

NYT: “Belgium: world’s wealthiest failed state?”

15 June 2017 | 0 comments

In America the New York Times reports on the resignation of the mayor of the City of Brussels, who pocketed funds intended for the homeless, and seizes on this affair to direct the spotlight onto the wealth of scandals in Belgian politics.

More employers embracing Big Brother

15 June 2017 | 0 comments

More and more Belgian employers are taking the trouble to film their workers according to fresh figures from the privacy commission.

European Parliament building in Brussels to be demolished?

14 June 2017 | 0 comments

The European Parliament building in Brussels hasn't even turned 25, but may be demolished.

'Brussels is lying about air quality'

14 June 2017 | 0 comments

The air in Brussels is more polluted than the city admits, according to the environmental pressure group ClientEarth, who mention 'scandalously high' levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the capital's streets.

'Please register for BE-Alert'

14 June 2017 | 0 comments

The federal government is launching a campaign to have members of the public register for BE-Alert.



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