MEPs applauded Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana after her address on Wednesday in which she claimed police had humiliated her during an incident in Brussels.
"I don't go back to work with a smile on my face but I have no choice," one sex worker told Euronews.
The statue was daubed with red paint to protest the ex-king's role in the colonisation of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As calls to remove statues of Belgium's controversial monarch, Leopold II, grow louder, Assita Kanko warns of the dangers of having a curated and sanitised version of history.
'The ghost of the past, the colonial past, is still haunting these spaces,' said one historian, speaking of the controversial statues under attack in parts of Europe.
A very rapid decision is needed over whether to remove statues of Belgium's colonial-era king, Leopold II, Brussels' heritage minister has told Euronews.
After three months of enforced closure, economic losses and social security checks have stacked up for restaurants and bars in Brussels
Activists want statues of King Leopold II removed from Belgian cities. Here's why.
The movement is gaining traction as Europe grapples with its own race issues alongside the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA.
A tourist hot spot in Belgium, empty amid the COVID-19 restrictions, has become a pop-up study centre, helping students cramming for exams and with nowhere quiet to revise.
Since the pandemic, freelance interpreters working for the institutions say they have been left 'without work from one day to the next' and are calling on the EU to 'practise what they preach' and offer emergency financial support.
Yolanda Nauwelaers and Timothy Dekeyser are thought to be one of the first couples in Europe to wed in the presence of invitees since lockdown was imposed in March.
Belgium is considering winding down soldiers' counter-terror patrols. At the height of the terror threat, thousands of soldiers paced the streets. Authorities are weighing up the cost of such security measures against the concerns over future threats.
The suspected smugglers were arrested in simultaneous early morning raids carried out in France and Belgium. They face up to 15 years in jail and a fine of up to €150,000 per victim.
Belgium's Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes was given a frosty reception by some health care workers as she visited a hospital in the capital Brussels.
Small social gatherings are allowed again in Belgium after an easing of the country's COVID-19 lockdown rules. But there is a caveat - it has to be with the same four people for the time being.
They were highlighting the plight of eateries, cafes and other parts of the hospitality industry hit during the COVID-19 lockdown.
"Since 23 April, I wash myself with water. I had to wash my cell by myself with just water. I picked up the dirt of the prisoner before. What more can I say? The situation here is very bad."
The investigators will work the phones and connect the dots of who could be spreading coronavirus.
The Belgian government has laid out its #Covid-19 lockdown exit strategy, which includes compulsory mask on public transport and ban of mass gatherings until September.
With lockdown measures in place until at least 3 May, day-long Ramadan fasts will be broken in isolation.
Belgium is facing an unusual problem, our political editor Darren McCaffrey writes. It's being accused of being “too honest” and overestimating the country’s death toll.
The cult festival has moved online after the coronavirus lockdown caused the physical event to be postponed.
EU institutions want to keep people safe online as well as off, when it comes to low-quality products, high prices and scams.
Most Belgian potatoes are exported but with travel bans and restaurants closed, the industry is facing huge losses.
If you go down into Brussels today, you're in for a big surprise...