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  • Belgian beach clean-up
    Society

    Taking time out of the classroom to clean this Belgian beach ・the task of some 1,300 young school-goers gathered here in the city of Ostend. For the UN, its a crucial, educational day out.

  • africa-belgium business week
    Business

    With a convincing success, the sixth edition of Africa-Belgium Business Week has definitely left a mark. The Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and the President of the Central African Republic Faustin Archange Touadera accompanied by a strong government delegation and economic operators were there to present the economic potential of the country.

  • European finance summit in Belgium
    Business

    B-Hive, the European Banking Federation, Febelfin and FinTech Belgium join forces and announce the very first Digital Finance Summit in Brussels. At the event entrepreneurs, financial services providers and policy makers will gather in the heart of Europe to shape the future of the European fintech ecosystem.

  • Tour de France in Belgium 2019
    Sport

    Almost all Belgians are familiar with the Tour de France that started on July 6. Although this is a sporty highlight, research by Garmin shows that no less than 94% of the Belgians who followed the race last summer, do so from their lazy seats.

  • Brussels rank most expensive city
    Lifestyle

    Mercer’s ranking compares prices of more than 200 items in 209 cities to determine the most expensive cities to live in for expats. Brussels in this case recorded a decline from 67th to 77th place. Experts state that “the sharp drop in Brussels is mainly due to the evolution of other cities in the ranking”.

  • Belgian monks launch website sell beer
    Lifestyle

     Just over 5,000 barrels are brewed annually by the 19 Trappist monks of St Sixtus abbey in Westvleteren, Flanders, and drinkers tempted by the regular appearance of its darkest brew at the top of the world rankings must travel in person and on appointment to pick up their allotted two crates. 

  • Belgian mullet festival 2019 haircut
    Culture

    Belgium is all business at the front, in the very serious EU capital Brussels, but it’s all party at the back, in the little western town of Boussu. Here, outside an artisanal brewery, hundreds of nostalgics and merry-makers gathered on Saturday to celebrate the mullet, the iconic 1980s hairdo.

  • interview expat Belgium from USA
    Opinions

    Jon Vannoy from USA has been living in Belgium now for just over eight years. He tells about his decision to move to Belgium, difference between life in the US and Europe and  gives a bit of advice to newcomers.

  • Moscow City Ballet in Brussels
    Culture

    Belgian ballet fans are in for a real treat this weekend – 1 and 2 December 2018 – with performances in Brussels by the world-famous Moscow City Ballet. Swan Lake and the Nutcracker will be performed on Saturday and Sunday at Theatre Palais 12, a 2,000-capacity venue which is known for its intimacy and great visibility to the stage.

  • Rising sea levels Knokke-Heist Belgium
    Lifestyle

    It is known affectionately as Belgium’s answer to St Tropez – a town once frequented by Frank Sinatra and Marlene Dietrich and which has inspired the pop art of Keith Haring and surrealism of René Magritte, who painted the walls of the town’s casino. But now the chic, seaside resort of Knokke-Heist is in a “fight for its life”.

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