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Neither Abdeslam, who is being held in jail in France pending a separate trial over the 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people died, nor Ayari is expected to be in court in Brussels for the verdict, a court spokesman told AFP. Belgian security forces will mount a major operation around the imposing Palace of Justice building ...
A Brussels court has found Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police officers as they sought to flee arrest in March 2016, and sentenced them to 20 years in prison. Belgium Federal Police / AP ...

Ahrouch has said, "in 12 years, Brussels will principally be composed of Muslims". In the upcoming Belgian elections, the ISLAM Party is now set to run candidates in 28 municipalities. On first glance, that looks like a derisory proportion compared to 589 Belgian municipalities, but it demonstrates the ...
CitizenLab was founded by Aline and Wietse (now the CEO) when they were still studying, during their business engineering studies at Brussels Solvay Business School. The idea, says Aline, came from their personal experience of modern life in Belgium. “As citizens, we were feeling the need to have our ...
A "Plastic Attack" operation is planned for the first time in Belgium, on Saturday in the AD Delhaize store on the Anspach Boulevard in Brussels. ... and often unnecessary amount of plastic packaging … in Belgium, most of it is burned, which means a lot of CO2 emissions that accelerate global warming.
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Belgium has cut the allowance of Prince Laurent, the tearaway younger brother of King Philippe, in an unprecedented sanction for meeting foreign dignitaries without government consent. Lawmakers voted late Thursday, March 29, to reduce the prince's 307,000-euro ($378,000) ...

According to a document published by the Cabinet, Belgium aims to "withdraw from nuclear energy by 2025." Brussels also plans to ensure a sufficient and stable power grid, and invest in new energy sources and energy management. The government will authorize the construction of new wind farms ...
As some 650 taxi drivers demonstrated this Tuesday against Uber, Uber-Belgium General Director Joost Verdriesen stressed that “all professional drivers have a role to play in improving mobility in Brussels”. “The new services must offer a credible alternative to individual cars and be developed to ...
Another Whitehall source said: “In light of Salisbury, there's going to be a lot of close monitoring. There have been concerns about them and options are being looked at.” Belgium last night (FRI) declined to say how many Russians were currently accredited to the EU or Nato headquarters in Brussels.
The EU leaders, meeting in Brussels on Friday, said they supported “a dialogue on trade issues of common concern” with the US, while warning that they remained ready to retaliate against the tariffs, which they ... Belgium's prime minister Charles Michel said he was not impressed at the suspension of tariffs until May 1st.
Two years after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium has learned some hard-won lessons and is doing relatively well in dealing with the threat of returning fighters. But there is still a risk of radicalization in Belgian prisons and the integration of released prisoners in society is a major challenge. According ...
The former Catalan President explained that he was not clandestinely in Belgium, a country to which he had fled in October with four former members of the deposed regional Government, and that he was “at the disposition of the authorities.” The Spanish judiciary has accused them of rebellion and ...
Comic books are a major industry in Belgium and many animated films have been adapted from comic books. At Meet Comic Book Publishers, attendees listened to publishers pitch commix ideas that they think have the potential to be adapted into animation. Anima Brussels is held during Carnival Week ...
Mr Amano also met Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and commended Belgium for its strong support for the work of the IAEA. He held discussions with Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN President Derrick Gosselin and Director General Eric van ...
Michel Penneman, the architect behind the success of Brussels hotels such as Pantone and Yadoya, adds a more subtle hospitality concept to his name with the new Hygge hotel located just behind the high-end shopping area of Louiza. Electing to sacrifice the number of hotel rooms for more sizeable ...
The Director-General briefed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Didier Reynders and Minister of Defense, H.E. Steven Vandeput on the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the OPCW's work in Syria, other ...
Police in Brussels, Belgium, prevented a group of Kurdish protesters from marching near the city center, March 10, 2018. Brussels' Kurdish community has held demonstrations against Turkey's military operations in Afrin, Syria. In January, Turkey began an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People's ...

Gendered insults and sexist intimidation were outlawed in Belgium in 2014, partly in response to a 2012 video taken with a hidden camera by Sofie Peeters, a film student, that showed her being showered with harassment and insults as she walked through Brussels. Bianca Debaets, a local politician in ...
'We deserve more recognition'—partner of Belgium terror victim speaks out ... Survivors, relatives, support groups and others have joined together in Brussels to remember victims of terror. ... David had sent a text after the Brussels airport bombings to say he was safe, and then died a short while later.
Surprisingly, it's never been served directly from the European capital, Brussels, even though it's a very business-friendly and competitive environment for all kinds of travellers. That's all set to change by the end of March, with Air Belgium to be competing with Cathay Pacific on the route. Cathay is launching ...
At noon on Wednesday at Brussels Town Hall, Representative to the EU and Belgium Harry Tseng (曾厚仁) gifted the costume to The Order of Friends of Manneken Pis, the statue's managing committee. Brussels Archivist-Curator and Director-General of Culture Anne Vandenbulcke and Brussels City ...
"For us, it's quite disturbing to see the Belgian football federation sending an ambassador abroad, to a World Cup, whose lyrics are particularly violent towards women, despising, and even going as far as calls to kill," said Sylvie Lausberg, President, from the Women's Council of Belgium. One Brussels ...
Belgium's involvement is restricted to information gathering VRT News's Jens Franssen reports. Operation “Gallant Phoenix” started in 2015 and was led from the central command of US elite forces. The aim is to collect as much information as possible from the frontline using laptop computers and mobile ...
... officer because of her gender has become the first person to be convicted of sexism in a public space in Belgium. The man, who has not been named, was stopped in June 2016 for violating the highway code and told the officer that her job did not suit women. A court in Brussels fined him €3,000 (£2,690; ...
BRUSSELS — For the first time, a Belgian criminal court has convicted a man of “sexism in the public space,” for verbally abusing a female police officer who tried to question him after he was seen jaywalking. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was convicted of sexism, slander and threatening a ...
Belgium detains eight suspects during anti-terrorism investigations. AN ALLEGED terror plot has been intercepted by authorities after home raids in Belgian neighbourhoods where the attacks on Paris and Brussels were planned. AFP. News Corp Australia NetworkMarch 6, 20183:50am. Belgium troops on patrol in central ...
With Belgium still in the depths of winter, I took to the streets, complete with begging bowl, to see for myself how generous (or not) people here are towards beggars. As an added twist, we decided the assignment should take place in the country's two biggest cities – Brussels and Antwerp. How, I wondered ...
Streets have been closed and armed police special forces units deployed to a southern suburb of Brussels after reports of a possible murder. A police helicopter could be heard overhead in the Forest district of the Belgian capital, while images from the scene show armed officers taking cover and staking ...
Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday, warning residents to stay inside amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. Police said an incident involving a suspected armed man in Brussels is not terror-related. Brussels police spokeswoman Kathleen Calie said Thursday that ...
Many aspects of what is happening are familiar, according to Johan Leman, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the Catholic University of Leuven who is an expert on Belgian migration policy and has worked with migrants in Brussels for decades. “Irregular migration from Africa to Europe isn't new,” he ...
BELGIUM-BRUSSELS-SPRING. People paddle a boat at a park in Brussels, Belgium, April 19, 2018. The temperature here rose to around 28 degrees Celsius on Thursday, making the hottest April 19 since weather records. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan) ...
French urban retailer Franprix has entered the Belgian market, after opening its first store in the capital city of Brussels last month. The retail banner, which is part of Groupe Casino, already operates nearly 900 points of sale in France, with stores in Paris and other major cities. The new 300 square metre ...
Belgium is taking back control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels over concerns it promotes radicalism by terminating Saudi Arabia's lease of the building, the government said on Friday. The announcement is Belgium's first official confirmation of the move which comes after months of behind the scenes ...
Belgium is taking back control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by terminating Saudi Arabia's lease of the building with immediate effect over concerns it promotes radicalism, the government said on Friday. The announcement is Belgium's first official confirmation of the move which comes after months of ...
EU split: Just 12 leaders invited to swanky pre-summit dinner, and here's who was snubbed. THE Belgian prime minister hosted a fancy dinner for his European colleagues last night ahead of today's EU Summit - but while Brussels heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron got an invite - others ...
Belgium has not sufficiently evaluated the consequences of anti-terror measures on human rights, Amnesty International notes in its 2017/18 report, ... for example through organizations such as the Citizen's Platform for Support for Refugees, which helps the migrants in the Maximilien Park in Brussels.
Are you an entrepreneur or freelancer in Belgium interested in linking up with like-minded professionals? You might want to join a coworking space. Belgium's coworking culture has grown rapidly in recent years, with Brussels now a hub of flexible, independent workers. Anne-Sofie Rehfeld, founder of The Library Group ...
Update 6pm: Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb on Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness ... But witnesses there said that an incident had happened at a nearby building and they reported seeing an armed man, so officers from Belgium's ...
Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday, warning residents to stay inside amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. Police said an incident involving a suspected armed man in Brussels is not terror-related. Brussels police spokeswoman Kathleen Calie said Thursday that ...
Hundreds of migrants are living in the Belgian capital, many of whom arrived in Europe after fleeing violence in Sudan a year ago. The revelation comes amid continued EU infighting over how to replace the bloc's Dublin regulation, which states the country in which an asylum seeker arrives is supposed to ...
BRUSSELS: A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking Internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, ... Facebook must “stop following and recording Internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws,” the Brussels court said.
BRUSSELS: A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised ... The case is described in a letter provided to The Associated Press, written by a doctor who resigned from Belgium's euthanasia commission in protest over ...
Robin Walker, the British Under Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, today in L'Echo argues for “a strong relationship” between the United Kingdom and Belgium. He was in Brussels on Thursday calling for negotiations around the future relationship between the UK and the EU to get under way “quicker”.
Meryem Kacar, a former senator of the Green Party, also stressed that sympathy was shown for the terrorist organizations the PKK and FETO in Belgium and the Brussels administration should not have a "two-sided" approach. Kacar said the main reason for establishing a new political party was that the ...
Belgium joined Wednesday a NATO and EU joint program that aims, under the direction of the Netherlands, to equip five European countries — and ... base, at the Cologne airport, indicated the Dutch Defense Minister, Ank Bijleveld, during the signing ceremony at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Since 1969, Belgium leased the Grand Mosque in Brussels to Saudi Arabia in return for cheaper oil for its industry, according to Reuters. The deal gave Saudi-backed imams important access to the growing Muslim community in Belgium. But that's all about to change. Belgium decision to end the deal and ...
Why is everybody so beastly about Brussels? Surely it can't just be because of the pesky old EU? I realise I may be in a minority (OK, a very small minority) but the Belgian capital is actually one of my favourite cities. I've been there more times than I can count, and I like it more each time I go. So why am I so ...
Eight percent of the Belgian population is exposed to health risks related to the quality of water they drink according to a recent study by the European Commission. In all EU, close to 23 million people are exposed to the risks. Le Soir writes today that some stakeholders in Wallonia question the method ...
Despite serving as Europe's capital, the Belgian city of Brussels expects to miss the continent's planned 2020 rollout of 5G due to overly strict radiation rules, according to new reports this week. The reports come months after Europe attempted to position itself as the “global lead market for 5G,” and hint at ...
It's the right move, says Khalid Hajji, President of the Brussels Forum of Wisdom and World Peace. "The mosques needs to update the religious discourse propagated in Belgium and Europe," Hajji told euronews. "The Saudi decision is well-thought out and can be seen within the context of the opening that ...


 

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