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What does the budget agreement mean for your savings?

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

Among the measures contained in the tax and budget agreement reached by the Belgian government on Wednesday morning are a number that affect savers and investors.

Belgium to slash corporation tax to 25%

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

It was at 3:30 AM this morning that government ministers finally reached agreement on a number of reforms to the Belgian tax and employment systems.

Flemish Mud Soldier at Trafalgar Square

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele the Flemish tourist authority has had a sand sculpture of a seated soldier constructed for Trafalgar Square in London.

Big jams expected on the roads this weekend

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

The motoring organisations VAB and Touring are urging drivers to avoid all main traffic arteries at the weekend as many holidaymakers will be returning home as others set off for sunnier climes.

Which languages are spoken in Belgium?

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

In Belgium, people can speak any language they want. This language freedom is embedded in the Constitution.

Which languages are spoken in Belgium?

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

In Belgium, people can speak any language they want. This language freedom is embedded in the Constitution.

Waterspout snapped off Blankenberge

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

Holidaymakers at the popular seaside resort of Blankenberge, who were early to rise, witnessed a remarkable natural phenomenon this morning: a waterspout.

"It's a perfectly normal Belgian summer!"

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

There has been a cool start to the last week of July, usually termed one of the "summer" months in Belgium.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

Black economy on the ropes in hospitality industry

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

Social security department figures show an extra 22,000 jobs in the Belgian hospitality industry.

"Stick to official bathing zones!"

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

The Flemish Environment Company (VMM) has warned against swimming in rivers or canals.

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Dutroux's new solicitor hopes to get him released

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The new solicitor of the murderer, paedophile and sadist Marc Dutroux has said in a newspaper interview that he is working on a plan to get Belgium’s most notorious convict released.

Storm damage in Flemish Brabant and Antwerp Province

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Many parts of our region were hit by heavy storms last night. Flemish Brabant and Antwerp Province were worst hit with storm damage being reported at several locations.



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