Two-thirds of Belgians are in favour of the military remaining on the streets and outside public buildings "to protect the population", a new country-wide poll has found.
Brussels residents spend less on food, including when they eat out, than the rest of Belgium, according to a study of the buying habits of more than 1,000 people across the country. The survey was carried out by Incidence for Fisa event organisers, which is behind Brussels Food Salon.
A man convicted of 50 driving offences is still working as a Brussels tram driver, it has emerged.
The driver has refused on eight occasions to surrender his driving licence, Het Laatste Nieuws reports.
Brussels mobility minister Pascal Smet faced questions this week from members of parliament about the sudden appearance of bicycles that are part of the oBike sharing scheme.
Migration secretary Theo Francken has come under fire for his proposal to allow authorities to request access to computers and other digital devices of asylum seekers. Belgium’s Privacy Commission is critical not only of the bill itself but also that it was not consulted when it was drafted.
Antwerp Socialists SP.A and ecological party Groen have joined together in an alliance to run in next year’s local elections. In so doing, they follow in the footsteps of their local representatives in Ghent, which joined together in a cartel for the 2012 elections and will again for next year.