Wine lovers can, starting tonight and until Monday go to Brussels Expo, for the Megavino show, the largest wine fair in the Benelux. With 300 exhibitors, and thousands of wines, from 30 countries. The show opened on Friday at 6 pm and our colleague Toon Hendrikx was there for us.
Premetro station Anneessens will be renamed in 2019 Toots Thielemans. This was announced by Brussels Minister for Mobility Smet. A tribute to the jazz legend who lived nearby in the Marolles. The station will soon be renovated. Subway 3 from Vorst in the South to Bordet in the North. A new tunnel will be built under Schaerbeek and Evere but this is not the most important nuisance for residents. The new metro stations and the disappearance of the tram 55 are of more concern.
Hundreds of schoolchildren wrote letters at Beurs for Pas D'accord, j'assume. This year, Amnesty International's action is placed under the sign of freedom of expression. Under the slogan, "My opinion, my right," the children demanded that all countries respect the right to freedom of expression and release political prisoners. The common targets are: Cambodia, Cameroon, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
One in two motorists (54% to be precise) take a detour to avoid traffic jams in Brussels. This is what Touring, which conducted a survey, says. People resort increasingly to apps like Waze. Half of the drivers take a detour to go to work.
The dice are cast. The National Geographic Institute will relocate to the military school in 2019 and will leave its current home in Abbaye de la Cambre. The municipality of Elsene is worried. especially because the buildings will remain unoccupied for a while. The Army is leaving Kameren Abdij in Ixelles. It will only be in 2019, but the Town is already worried.
Brussels now has the largest postal sorting center in Benelux. The postal sorting for the whole country is done near the canal in N-O-Heembeek. 300,000 parcels and half a million letters are processed every day.
Politicians wait and see too long while we can no longer wait for a new arena, says André De Kandelaer. He is 64 years old, and has since 1978 been the president of the largest basketball club in the Region: Basic Fit Brussels.
The theatrical monologue 'Onbezongen' opens on Friday at KVS. It was written by actor Valentijn D'Haenens and Vincent Stuer, the former speech writer of the liberal politician Karel De Gucht and the former President of the European Commission Jose Barroso. It is a monologue that exposes homo politicus, we are told.
BrailleTech is a technology trade fair for blind and visually impaired people. Among other things, the fair was made possible thanks to the funds raised during the Brussels Helpt action of BRUZZ. You will find gadgets and devices that make the lives of blind and visually impaired people easier.
Today is the Day against Cancer. A good reason for Sint-Jan Hospital to present a new device that allows more effective radiation of patients with cancer. The device knows when the patient holds his breath. This allows the doctor to radiate more effectively, because then the body and the tumour do not move.
We are one step closer to the reconstruction of the small ring. The City of Brussels has finally given its green light for the project of the Region, which wants to build bike paths in both directions. Works have already begun between Anderlechtsepoort and Brussels-South.
Sint-Pieters-Woluwe is governed by a coalition of CDH, Ecolo, Groen, Defi and Gemeentebelangen. Benoit Cerexhe, of CDH and former minister, is the mayor. The MR and the Open VLD are in opposition. What are the themes that dominate the political debate? And what is the situation like for the Dutch-speaking inhabitants? Filip talks about it with mayor Benoît Cerexhe and Flemish alderman Helmut De Vos.
Filip De Rycke speaks with Dirk Seghers. Since 2009, he is artistic director of Recyclart at the Chapel Church. Seghers grew up in Sint-Pieters-Woluwe and still lives there after a few wanderings outside Brussels