The Association of Brussels Taxis has called for a citywide strike next Wednesday, October 10. The drivers’ discontent is caused by a project from Brussels transport minister Brigitte Grouwels, who wants all vehicles to be equipped with new meters.
The number of armed robberies at petrol stations has risen by 60 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, reports the Sud-Presse media group today.
Brussels Airport triumphed as overall winner at the World Routes Awards, which were announced last night at the Abu Dhabi Networking Evening at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit, writes the Rock Hill Herald.
A study by consumer magazine Test-Achats has found that, out of 22 brands of beef burger and seven brands of chicken burger on sale in Belgian supermarkets, four were “barely fit for human consumption”.
Belgium has again fared exceptionally well at the annual World Beer Awards. The 2012 honours list crowned Het Anker Gouden Carolus Classic World’s Best Dark Beer, praising its “strong toffee flavour and raisins on the palate”.