• Brussels and Antwerp Sunday car-free

    Brussels and Antwerp Sunday car-free

    brussels September 16, 2018 17:48 Hot Recent News

    No car could be seen in dozens of Belgian city centers. Among others, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Kortrijk and Mechelen participated in Autoloze Zondag. 'By car-free streets, cities and municipalities are not only more livable, but sustainable transport is also good for the environment and health', according to the organizers. In Brussels, the entire public transport was free on Sundays.

  • Battery Tesla lets the thief down

    Battery Tesla lets the thief down

    ghent August 7, 2018 13:57 Hot Recent News

    The theft of an expensive electric car in the vicinity of the Belgian Ghent failed because the battery of the vehicle was running out prematurely during the flight. The thief was forced to leave the Tesla stolen in Sint-Martens-Latem more than fifty kilometers away, in Wemmel near Brussels.

  • Pools may not prohibit boerkini

    Pools may not prohibit boerkini

    ghent July 13, 2018 13:09 Hot Recent News

    Two swimming pools in the Belgian town of Ghent are not allowed to keep women out of burkini. The court decided on Friday. In case of a ban, the swimming pools would be guilty of discrimination.

  • Shooting Belgian jeweler released

    Shooting Belgian jeweler released

    ghent July 8, 2018 10:24 Hot Recent News

    The jeweler from the Belgian village Oostakker, who shot a suspect of a robbery on Saturday afternoon, was released under conditions by the investigating magistrate. This is reported by the Ghent department of the East Flanders parquet. What those conditions are, has not been disclosed.

  • Belgians can subtract condoms

    Belgians can subtract condoms

    ghent July 6, 2018 12:54 Hot Recent News

    Residents of the Belgian Ghent can have their contraceptives such as condoms and the morning-after pill reimbursed by the municipality. Belgians who are financially short of cash can claim this.

  • Packed Spanish rapper free in Belgium

    Packed Spanish rapper free in Belgium

    ghent July 5, 2018 15:39 Hot Recent News

    The Ghent court has released a Spanish rapper conditionally. The singer 'Valtònyc' was arrested in Belgium after fleeing from Spain because of a conviction of 3.5 years in prison. The council chamber still has to decide whether it will be extradited to Spain.

  • Almost half Belgians feel lonely

    Almost half Belgians feel lonely

    ghent July 5, 2018 06:24 Hot Recent News

    Almost half (46 percent) of the Belgians feel lonely. This is evident from new figures from the National Happiness Study by insurer NN and university UGent about the impact of social relations on the gross national happiness of the Belgians.

  • Squatters have to return 'treasure' of 300,000 euros

    Squatters have to return 'treasure' of 300,000 euros

    zelzate June 20, 2018 06:51 Hot Recent News

    They slept on the streets or creaked houses, but suddenly found the treasure of their lives in an empty house: 300,000 cash, hidden in a sewing machine. Joey D. and Kimberly A. from the Belgian Zelzate decided to hand over part of the money to their old friends. The couple now face a prison sentence for money laundering and drug possession.

  • 'Surprises' with restoration Lam Gods

    'Surprises' with restoration Lam Gods

    ghent June 19, 2018 14:15 Hot Recent News

    The restoration of the altarpiece Lam Gods by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck has yielded some surprises. After the removal of overpaintings from the sixteenth century, the muzzle of the lamb on the central panel appears more pronounced. Moreover, the animal seems to look more penetrating.

  • Guard dog warns of pyramid scheme

    Guard dog warns of pyramid scheme

    amsterdam June 11, 2018 07:36 Hot Recent News

    A company that offers everyone a basic income of 910 euro per month after paying a one-off 500 euro, according to the authorities with our southern neighbors 'all the appearance of a pyramid scheme'.

  • Drug dividing couple stops cocaine in a cuddly daughter

    Drug dividing couple stops cocaine in a cuddly daughter

    ghent April 23, 2018 12:33 Hot Recent News

    An Albanian couple was in court on Monday morning in the Belgian city of Ghent due to the years of cocaine dealing. In a house search last year, agents made a remarkable discovery. Ten grams of uncut cocaine were hidden in the plush bear of their 2-year-old daughter. The duo rises to thirty months in prison.

  • Belgian mayor is under the influence of influence

    Belgian mayor is under the influence of influence

    brakel April 20, 2018 08:45 Hot Recent News

    The Flemish burgomaster Stefaan Devleeschouwer of the municipality of Brakel has been seriously affected by a traffic accident, which caused a 35-year-old roof worker to be seriously injured. The burgervader appeared to have looked too deeply into the glass, according to Belgian media.

  • Ghent museum searched for possible Russian fake art

    Ghent museum searched for possible Russian fake art

    ghent March 19, 2018 13:51 Hot Recent News

    In order to clarify the authenticity of Russian art works, Belgian investigative authorities have searched the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) in Ghent. Police and judicial authorities suspect that the suspended director Catherine de Zegher has withheld documents that could shed light on the authenticity of the so-called Toporovsky collection, report Flemish media.

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