Belgian news in brief, 12 December 2005

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Prince Emmanuel christened , Prince Emmanuel was christened on Saturday in the chapel of the Ciergnon castle, the Ardennes retreat of King Albert II. The third child of Crown Prince Filip and Princess Mathilde was christened by Cardinal Danneels. Emmanuel was born on 4 October.

Prince Emmanuel christened

Prince Emmanuel was christened on Saturday in the chapel of the Ciergnon castle, the Ardennes retreat of King Albert II. The third child of Crown Prince Filip and Princess Mathilde was christened by Cardinal Danneels. Emmanuel was born on 4 October.

Plea to buy fuel early

The Belgian Federation of Fuel Supply is encouraging its customers to make their order for domestic fuel as soon as possible. “The sector is under severe pressure,” said to Johan Mattart, chief executive of Brafco. If orders are left until the last two weeks of December, customers will be placed on waiting lists and will possibly not receive delivery before 31 December and they will not be granted a discount by the government.

Wallonia postal workers strike

A twenty-four hour postal strike took place over much of Wallonia on Monday. Unions and postal workers are protesting against the new Géoroute 2 system which was put into place to correct the Géoroute 1 system, reorganising sorting systems and postal rounds. This restructuring could mean a number of jobs are lost.


Goethals remembered

The Raymond Goethals stand was inaugurated on Saturday at the FC Brussels vs Saint-Trond match at the Edmond Machtens stadium in Molenbeek, Brussels. The football trainer, who was known as the "wizard of Belgian football", died last year. However, he is best remembered for helping a French team to their first European Cup in 1993 by leading Olympique de Marseille to victory in the final.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

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