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May urges EU to 'step forward' with UK for Brexit deal

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to "step forward together" with Britain on Friday as the bloc's leaders hoped she would finally offer a compromise to reach a Brexit divorce deal in December.The...

Waffle factory fire 'most Belgian thing ever'

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

A fire at a waffle factory sent a huge cloud of smoke over Brussels on Thursday, disrupting trains to London and Paris and sparking warnings to stay indoors.Fifty firefighters tackled the blaze at the...

Belgium opens humanitarian corridor for Syrian refugees

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian secretary of state for asylum and migration Theo Francken is issuing a visa to 150 Syrian refugees on humanitarian grounds.

Shower of Michelin stars hits Flanders

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Michelin this week published its new guide for Belgium and Luxembourg.

"Are the Flemish racists?"

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Research undertaken at the Francophone Free University of Brussels, the ULB, reveals some persistant Belgian clichés are unfounded.

EU agencies won’t be coming to Brussels post-Brexit

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Brussels has failed in its attempt to become the new home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Riot suspect remanded in custody

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

A 34-year-old man has been remanded in custody for his part in the riot in the centre of Brussels on Saturday 11 November.

Extra cash for trauma-psychologists in Flemish schools

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Flemish education Minister Hilde Crevits (Christian Democrat, photo below) has announced that 7 trauma-psychologists are to continue their work in Flemish schools at a cost 500,000 euro.

Agreement on foreign adoptions

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

The parties that form the coalition that makes up the Flemish Government (Flemish nationalists, Christian democrats and liberals) have drawn up a new framework for the adoption of children from abroad.

Calculate your pension on

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

In future everyone in Belgium will be able to calculate how much he or she will receive in pension once they retire.

Controversy over fundamentalist meeting in Genk Town Hall

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

A report broadcast in the Dutch current affairs programme ‘Nieuwsuur’ has caused controversy here.

EU ready for 'most ambitious' Brexit trade pact: Barnier

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said on Monday the bloc would give Britain its "most ambitious" trade deal -- but only if it meets the bloc's stringent Brexit conditions.Barnier warned Britain it had to...

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.The India ink and watercolour image, which went under the hammer...

Over 30 Belgians ennobled and decorated

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

It's been a busy day for King Filip on Tuesday as he ennobled and decorated no fewer than thirty Belgians.

Fireworks display to quit "Times Square of Brussels"

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The City of Brussels has decided to organise the annual fireworks display on New Year's Eve at the foot of the Atomium landmark instead of in downtown Brussels.

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