Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

In Belgium hundreds of nostalgics and merry-makers gather to celebrate the mullet, the iconic 1980s hairdo, in what organisers believe to be Europe’s first mullet festival.

Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

In Belgium hundreds of nostalgics and merry-makers gather to celebrate the mullet, the iconic 1980s hairdo, in what organisers believe to be Europe’s first mullet festival.

Several thousands call for climate and social rights in Brussels

Several thousand people take to the streets of Brussels to call for action on climate change and social justice, two weeks ahead of the general elections in Belgium. IMAGES

Police sealed off the area close to EU HQ after ‘telephone bomb threat’ in Belgium

Some 40 people were preventively evacuated in #Belgium and part of a street close to #EU headquarters was sealed off after a #BombThreat was sent to a company linked to the EU.

Police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that a “telephone bomb threat” was made Tuesday morning and it was taken seriously enough to seal off the area and send in sniffer dogs.

She said the threat was made to a consulting office linked to the EU Commission.

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Tired of racism charge, Belgian ‘Blackies’ change colours

The “Noirauds” or “Blackies”, a group that marks Belgium’s annual carnival season by charitable fund-raising in black face paint, have changed their colours. They will now wear the colours of the Belgian flag, hoping their costume will no longer attract comparison to racist “blackface” caricatures

‘Orchestrated’ v ‘They know more’: Youth movement on climate change sweeps Europe (DEBATE)

This week tens of thousands of students skipped school in France, Germany and Belgium, to demonstrate over climate change and to call on governments to tackle the issue. They’re part of a growing youth movement which has seen similar action in several other countries.

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UK students march for climate change awareness

Students in London protest in Parliament Square in defiance of government inaction to tackle climate change. The growing global movement started by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg has seen protests in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in recent weeks.

Passengers react as national strike brings Belgium to standstill

Passengers at Zaventem airport in Brussels react to a slew of cancelled flights, as a national strike closes airports and causes major disruption to railways.

Yellow Vest protest in Brussels

Anti-government protesters inspired by France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ movement demonstrate in Brussels on Saturday, January 19.

The political situation in Belgium remains in flux after Prime Minister Charles Michel lost his parliamentary majority on December 9 when the New Flemish Alliance party (N-VA) left the ruling coalition due to objections to the UN migration pact, and then subsequently lost a confidence vote after attempting to remain in office as the head of a minority government.

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Ban on Muslim and Jewish slaughtering rituals causes outrage in Belgium

A ban on the #Muslim and #Jewish methods of ritually slaughtering animals has come into force in #Belgium. Supporters of the move herald it as a humane development while critics have slammed it as an attack on religious freedom. https://on.rt.com/9ltk

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