Climate update from Brussels

“White anger” in Brussels

The social care sector is staging a major demonstration in Brussels today, to protest against increased work pressure as a result of continuing austerity measures.The demonstration is joined by people from the cultural sector and may cause disruption to public services and traffic congestion.he non-profit sector demonstration started at the Brussels North Station around 10am and was winding its way down to the centre of Brussels to come to an end in the area of the Central Station.Almost 20,000 people (police say 17,000, unions claim 20,000) travelled to Brussels on a dry and sunny autumn day in the capital – trains to the capital were packed with demonstrators this morning. Protesters from the so-called “white sector” (social care workers) target the increasing work pressure, demanding more staff and better pay. […]

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Christmas markets: Brussels v Bruges

Choose one Belgian city or the other, or combine both in the same trip. Katherine Lawrey – with the help of SuperBreak – uncovers some unexpected and contrasting festive experiences

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