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The shopkeeper or the entrepreneur who wants to launch or develop his activity in Brussels has to respect certain rules.
Rules thus apply for commercial activities: hotels, restaurants, cafes, itinerant trade, industrial activities...
Besides, the City of Brussels rents stores and workshops.
The City of Brussels, Beliris and the Brussels Capital Region announce the launch of the works on the central boulevards from September 2016. The necessary budget is allocated for the waterproofing works and the redevelopment of this new area of 40,000m2 in the heart of the city.
In order to maintain the public order, the City of Brussels has forbidden all broadcasts of matches of the European Football Championship 2016 on a big screen. The ban applies from 10 June 2016 at 9 am until 11 July 2016 at 9 am.
The City of Brussels has decided to restrict alcohol sales in the city centre during the European Football Championship 2016. The measure has to reduce the nuisance and disturbance of public order by excessive alcohol consumption during the event.
The existing pedestrian zone around the Grand-Place and at the city centre has been extended again since 29 June 2015. All questions about this pedestrian zone are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traders in the City of Brussels get 15 exceptions each year to the mandatory weekly rest day. The distribution over the various periods, imposed by the City, varies by commercial quarter.
In Belgium, a trader can only sell products under the name 'sales' ('solden' in Dutch, 'soldes' in French) twice a year. Both periods of sales are determined by law. The second period begins on Friday 1 July and ends on 31 July 2016.