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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a reporter for Travel Tomorrow, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

31 January 2022

Belgium’s new passport to feature comic strips heroines and heroes

Belgium’s heroines and heroes of comic strips will be travelling the world stamped on the new Belgian passports. Described as “the jewels of our culture” by […]
28 January 2022

Brussels welcomes exhibition on Australian Aboriginal art

It is always good to challenge one’s idea of another’s culture, upgrade one’s appreciation of history, and be moved by a vibrant present. Before Time Began, […]
28 January 2022

Schaerbeek’s Maison des Arts: a hidden jewel and a testament to rapid urbanisation

Schaerbeek, it is increasingly said, is ‘the new St Gilles’. On a warm (or a snowy) day, Parc Josaphat bustles with what were once referred to […]
27 January 2022

Brussels will be filled with light in February

Bright Brussels, the festival of lights in the capital, is back for a sixth edition from 10 to 13 February 2022. Alongside the Royal Quarter and […]
25 January 2022

A brand new Magritte shop has just opened its doors in Brussels

Belgium might not be the biggest country in the world, nor the most powerful. Some people probably couldn’t even put it on a map. Yet if […]
20 January 2022

Belgian teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

On Thursday January 20th, the Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford broke the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, landing her light […]
20 January 2022

Belgium starts making seawater drinkable

Flanders’ largest drinking water company, De Watergroep, is planning to convert sea water into a source of drinking water. The last few summers have been particularly […]
17 January 2022

Brussels to become greener and more bicycle-friendly

The City of Brussels has applied for an urban planning permit for the redevelopment of the public space around the new administrative center, reports Belgian news […]
17 January 2022

Omicron: 73% of Belgians go to sports clubs for physical immunity and mental health

January is definitely the month for good resolutions, and sport and fitness are cited among the most important. However, the context is quite different since the […]
14 January 2022

9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021, 39% more than in 2020

In 2021, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 9.4 million passengers, that is 39% more than in the crisis year 2020, but a decline of 64% compared to […]
13 January 2022

Covid Safe Ticket likely to be extended in Brussels until mid-April

The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) may be extended in Brussels until mid-April. This was approved by the parliamentary Health Committee on Tuesday January 11th, Belgian news […]
13 January 2022

Brussels Airlines CEO Peter Gerber: “We expect to be profitable again as from next year”

The past year has been a challenging one for Brussels Airlines. Ten months at the helm of the Belgian airline, CEO Peter Gerber gave an interview […]
12 January 2022

Artist from Aalst wins international street art competition

Nigel Leirens has become the number 1 in an international street art contest with the work “The Girl with the Windmills”. Leirens is a Ghent native […]
10 January 2022

New “boarding tax” in Belgium to make tickets up to 10 euros more expensive

All flights out of Belgium will now be subject to the new “boarding” tax which entails an increase in the price of airline tickets of up […]
7 January 2022

Fake PCR tests caught at Brussels Airport can send you to prison

Forging a PCR test to go through the Brussels Airport may not be the greatest idea. The Criminal Court of Brussels is imposing prison terms of […]
7 January 2022

Belgium maintains measures as Omicron expected to peak by mid-January

Belgium’s Consultative Committee held its first meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 6th to evaluate the current measures to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. […]
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