If they can make citizens' lives easier, the on-line services of federal administrations can also complicate them, sometimes because of failures and breakdowns, the Federal Ombudsman stated in a 2018 report, published on Tuesday.
Several pedestrian crossings in Flanders will get 'winged zebra crossings' this year, after successful tests in Bruges.

A new case of infection reported on Tuesday brings the count of legionella patients up to 24, as regional authorities narrow down their search for the source of the sudden outbreak, ongoing for weeks near Ghent.

Three Belgian air traffic companies will go to court against air traffic controller Skeyes, after two others already did in April.

Three people have been arrested in a counter-narcotics operation in the Brussels municipality of Schaerbeek, in which cash and several grams of different substances, including cocaine and marijuana, were also seized.

The decline in the bee population is a "serious threat" to plants, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday, asking countries "to do more" to "protect these indispensable allies in the fight against hunger and malnutrition."
Almost half of Flemish boys would vote rightwing and conservative, girls mostly choose Groen, according to 'De Stem van de Jeugd' (The Vote of the Youth), a political poll from Het Laatste Nieuws and VTM.

Each week, four cases of rape involving two or more violators are reported in Belgium, according to criminal report figures from the Belgian federal police.

Brussels public transport operator STIB has ordered 30 new tram-trains which will in part serve to extend their services to the north of the city, and will increase the company’s transport capacity by 15 per cent.

A study conducted by Brussels’ public cleaning agency found that cigarette butts made up just under a third of the litter scattered throughout of the capital.

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