In 2019, residents in Belgium can begin tossing all their plastic containers, as well as plastic wrap, in the blue PMD recycling bag. The bag can currently be used for plastic bottles, but not other plastic packages.
Angela Merkel's favourite Brussels chip shop, Maison Antoine, has moved into brand-new premises as part of a major redesign of Place Jourdan in the EU district.
Several Brussels organisations have launched the campaign 400 Toits (400 Roofs) to try to find 400 permanent residences for Brussels’ most vulnerable homeless people. The campaign grew out of a survey of the capital’s homeless residents last summer.
Belgian action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme, also known as the Muscles from Brussels, is in the capital this week to promote his new series Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
Brussels' new app-based bike-sharing services will have to obtain a licence and follow a code of conduct, in what the city claims is the first European move to regulate "free-floating" cycle schemes.
About 2,500 demonstrators took over the Rue de la Loi during Wednesday evening rush hour to call for a fairer European migration policy, on the eve of an EU summit debating the refugee crisis.