Mehdi Nemmouche, the man accused of carrying out the shooting death of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in 2014, did not appear at a committal hearing this week because of health problems, his lawyers said.
The Dutch retail chain Hema has decided to drop all gender identification from its products aimed at children. In future, the chain will not describe clothing as being for boys or for girls.
The Free University of Brussels (VUB) is to introduce a quota system that will require one in three professors to be a woman. With 28% of its professors already female, it has the best female representation of an any Flemish university.
Delhaize has announced it will ban the use of eggs from battery hens in all of its own-brand products by 2020.
A pine marten has been discovered in the Brussels region for the first time in 18 years, prompting hope that their population is starting to recover after a widespread cull.
Brussels will lose the right to host four Euro 2020 football matches if it cannot reassure Uefa within two months that the new Eurostadium at Heysel will be ready in time.