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Mind how you go: the dos and don’ts of Car Free Sunday

The 2013 edition of Car Free Sunday takes place this weekend and it is heartening to note that the initiative gains in popularity every year. From its inception in 2000 (when it mirrored the French initiative "En ville sans ma voiture" ) to the well-oiled operation it has become, Car Free Sunday...

Belgian-born law graduate becomes Australian cabinet minister

Australia’s new minister for finance, Mathias Cormann, was actually born in Belgium and only learnt English in his twenties, several Belgian media were quick to report. Cormann, 42, was born and raised in Eupen and studied at KU Leuven, only learning English as an exchange student at the University...

Martin Scorsese working on Leopold II TV series

Martin Scorsese will team up with Harry Belafonte to tackle a television mini-series about king Leopold II of the Belgians and his reign over Congo, reports TV Rage . Scorsese is looking to continue with his portrayal of violent historical figures on television, while Belafonte’s interest stems...

Greek metals group moves to Belgium

Viohalco, Greece's biggest metals processing group, has announced it is moving its headquarters and stock market listing to Belgium, the third big firm in a year to flee the austerity-hit country for a more stable, lower-tax jurisdiction, reports Reuters’ Harry Papachristou . Viohalco, with sales...

Serving temperature affects taste of food, says Belgian academic

A Belgian believes the temperature at which we serve our food affects the way it tastes, writes the Guardian’s Amy Fleming . According to Karel Talavera Pérez, professor of molecular and cellular medicine at the University of Leuven, studies recording the electrical activity of taste nerves...

Belgian furniture firm eyeing North Carolina manufacturing operations

Belgian furniture company BuzziSpace is considering a site in the south end of High Point, in North Carolina’s Triad region, for its manufacturing operations, reports W FDD's Keri Brown . “BuzziSpace is considering opening up a 113-job furniture manufacturing facility,” the High Point Economic...

Wage watchers: how much does a software developer earn?

Software developer Sven Gladines, 32, from Heverlee talks about what he earns and how he spends it What do you do for a living? I work at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) where I develop software for Toledo , our very own own digital learning platform. My task is to develop new things in...

Living the Park life: the Merode/Cinquantenaire neighbourhood

Cinquantenaire Park is a 30-hectare green oasis amid the traffic of Avenue de Tervuren. Its name refers to the celebration of Belgium’s 50th birthday in 1880, the same occasion for which the buildings in the park were built. King Leopold II used them for exhibitions and nowadays the park still has...

Pharmacists to offer chronic patients detailed advice

Pharmacists in Belgium will from October 1 be paid to provide comprehensive advice to certain chronic patients about the taking of their prescription drugs, Le Soir and De Standaard report today. Unlike the usual advice accompanying the delivery of a drug, the new service will last about fifteen...

Belgacom files complaint for hacking

Belgacom has filed a ‘complaint against persons unknown’ for hacking into its internal IT systems and apparently inserting a virus, writes GigaOM's David Meyer . The telecoms operator has not officially suggested who this ‘person unknown’ might be, but De Standaard has quoted sources as saying it...

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