Ski holiday and discount shopping at Colruyt: Prince Laurent’s expenses scrutinised

The Belgian public spending watchdog has issued a report “highly critical” of expenses claimed by Prince Laurent, the brother of Belgium’s ruling King Philippe.

MEPs in Brussels vote new regulations on drones

European MEPs have voted today on rules for the safe use of drones in Europe.

Qatar’s ambassador to EU has manslaughter conviction overturned

Qatar’s senior diplomat in Brussels has had his criminal conviction overturned in the case of a shopping centre fire that killed 19 people in the Gulf state.

Police to buy 8 armoured vehicles after series of demonstrations

Belgian police will spend €720,000on a range of heavily armoured vehicles, in response to a growing number of often violent demonstrations in Brussels.

Belgian shoppers bulk-buy alcohol ahead of major tax increase


Shoppers in Belgium are rushing to bulk-buy alcoholic drinks ahead of a major increase in excise duty from November 1.

Brussels diplomat awaits ruling over deadly mall fire conviction

The EU will review the status of Qatar’s top Brussels diplomat after Monday’s verdict on his appeal against a conviction over a deadly Doha mall fire.

Brussels Airport car parks are full

Passengers flying out of Brussels Airport this week are being urged to leave their cars at home – because of a lack of parking spaces.

What’s Going On – Friday 16th October

Robin de Wouters takes a look at things to do and places to explore in and around Brussels

A Belgian Eye – 15th October 2015

Our resident Belgian Philippe Persoons takes a look at life through A Belgian Eye.

The World at Play – w/c 12th October 2015

Andy Lawson brings you our weekly round up of big stories from the world of sport