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The Belgian state has to pay a convicted terrorist a 5,000 euro compensation. This was decided by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. Judges argued that some of the evidence obtained may have been the result of torture in a Moroccan prison.
The young couple from Schoten (Antwerp) that disappeared without a trace last week, has been seen in the Netherlands. A witness had a small conversation with them and reported this to the Dutch police.
The City of Brussels imposed more than 600 fines for anti-social behaviours in the period between 15 June and 15 September.
The Dutch authorities have turned down a request by the City of Ghent (East Flanders) to shut down the nuclear power station at Borssele (Zeeland).
In football, Standard only just managed to survive their first round in the Belgian Cup, squeezing past Moeskroen-Péruwelz in extra time. It was a miracle that Standard were through, which allowed the club to avert a crisis.
According to a study by the market research company InSites Consulting, 60% of Belgian internet users have a Facebook account.
26/09/12 - South-Africa's Desmond Tutu has given an interview to VRT journalist Peter Verlinden, talking about the Flemish development aid project "Close the Gap". It focuses on transferring second-hand personal computers from the rich western countries to the south, in order to give developing countries better chances in the digital world.
The Belgian Road Safety Institute (BIVV) has launched a campaign to encourage parents to make sure that their children are secured correctly in their child car seats and booster seats.
Children can visit the not-for-profit group Habbekrats for a meal or go to one of its camps. It’s one of 300 organisations taking part in a fair for groups that work with those in poverty. 11% of children living in Flanders are poor.
Alex De Boeck has a whole hording to himself, next to the candidates from all the other lists that are standing for election to the local council in the Flemish Brabant municipality of Meise. It was a conscious decision to stand alone with his one-man-list.
Extra security measures were introduced around the world-famous monument to the victims of the Great War after police in the West Flemish town received information from Interpol about a possible terror threat to the Menin Gate and a number of other war monuments across the border in France.
The Prison Service has chosen Jamioulx as the place where the 44-year-old is to serve the rest of his sentence.
The Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters (Christian democrat) has outlined his government’s priorities for the coming year.
Urban development, an end to immigration, giving the city breathing space by covering the Antwerp ring road and tackling the problem of illegal drugs were among the priorities citied by the five main candidates
The association that represents Flemish abortion clinics has called for the amount health mutuals pay back on long term contraceptives such as the pill and the coil to be increased.
The protesters, that include salaried drivers and self-employed truckers, are angry that legislation on pay and conditions that Belgian drivers and transport companies have to observe, is not always observed by drivers from Eastern Europe.
Despite a generally weak performance, Racing Genk succeeded in taken all three points from its match away at Sporting Charleroi. Gorius’ 90th minute goal was enough to give the Limburgers victory.
The new academic year at Flanders’ biggest and oldest university has officially got under way on Monday. The professors and lecturers at Leuven University in Flemish Brabant were all dressed in traditional togas for the opening ceremony.
The Brussels Transport Minister Brigitte Grouwels (Flemish Christian democrat) showed off the capital’s first dynamic traffic sign on Monday morning.
Philippe Gilbert took the gold at the World Cycling Championships in Valkenburg, in the Netherlands, after solo effort on the final climb of the Cauberg. Tom Boonen, the other Belgian favourite, finished just outside the top-10.