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Air Belgium is launching direct flights from Charleroi to Caribbean islands

  New direct flights from Charleroi to the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique will be offered by Air Belgium starting this winter. From 7 December the Belgian airline will run flights to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort de France (Martinique) twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Belgians are the second biggest source […]

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New Science Park on the outskirts of Brussels

  Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and its related hospital UZ Brussel are building a joint research hub at Green Energy Park in Zellik, Flemish Brabant. The campus will be a large-scale test site where companies, research institutions, government bodies and other users can work together on innovative and sustainable solutions for societal challenges. Research will […]

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Next year Antwerp will held World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony

  The best restaurants will gather in Antwerp next May to find out the 50 winners. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an equivalent of the Oscars for fine dining. The unveiling of the prestigious list is attended by some of the world’s top chefs and restaurant owners, and attracts considerable coverage in the international […]

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Self-employed people in Belgium work 57 hours on average

  Study showed that self-employed people in Belgium work 57 hours per week on average. 400 self-employed workers participated in the study that was carried out by Ghent university professors. Three quarters of respondents put in more than 50 working hours a week – and 10% exceeded 80 hours. Four out of five people surveyed […]

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Free-floating car sharing service in Brussels

  This is a very comfortable and efficient way of sharing cars that eliminates the need to pick up and return a car to one designated location. Free-floating was introduced in Brussels in 2016 by DriveNow, which is still the biggest provider of the service in the capital. The system allows you to pick up […]

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Free seminar: Expat pension in Belgium

  One more free seminar for expats in Belgium is organized by The Bulletin and ING’s on 13 June. There will be a lot of useful information to help you plan for a painless retirement. You will get an opportunity to put questions to experts to have a better idea how can you make sure […]

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Pierre Kompany appointed the interim president of Brussels parliament

  71-years old Pierre Kompany is the father of Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany. He has been appointed the interim chair of the Brussels parliament following last month’s regional elections as well as was also elected mayor of Ganshoren last October. Pierre Kompany who represents the CdH party will chair the parliament until a new regional […]

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Belgians will have long weekend due to Ascension public holiday

  Banks and post offices around Belgium will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Bpost will deliver only newspapers and parcels on Friday – no regular letters. Post offices and banks will reopen on Saturday, according to their normal opening hours. Many workers choose to take the Friday off to make a long weekend. To […]

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Belgium will get six changes to rules of the road

  Changes to the highway code coming into force at the end of this month. They were published this week in the Moniteur Belge statute book and will affect scooter users, cyclists and pedestrians. A speed limit increase for electric scooters on Belgian roads – from 18 to 25kph. The age limit for cycling on […]

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Experiment with 3D pedestrian crossings on Flanders roads

  A three-dimensional zebra crossing on several roads in Flanders is an experiment aim to slow drivers down. Three locations were selected by the Flemish roads agency AWV to take part within the experiment – Antwerp, Beersel (Flemish Brabant) and Bilzen (Limburg province). Different colors and optical illusions give the impression that the pedestrian crossing […]

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