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70% of Belgians choose their car based on safety

More than seven out of 10 Belgians choose the car they buy according to safety criteria and 37% of them say they remain loyal to a brand, it transpires from a study conducted among 2,510 Belgians on behalf of the marketing platform of newspaper publishers association NewsPapersWork. However, the...

Premieres, open air and a femme fatale: the Brussels Film Festival

Every June, the Brussels Film Festival signals the end of the cultural season and marks the transition to the leisurely pace of the summer months, when music festivals take precedent over acquainting oneself with the latest high-brow art sensation. The film festival has had its fair share of...

Fat Boy’s

During the EuroCup madness, a group of friends and I manage to stake out a standing table outside with a view of the match. The place is heaving with English and French fans, alongside many other empathetic supporters like us. There’s a buzz in the air, synchronised sighs at missed chances and roaring cheers with every goal.

For a federal Europe: Stand Up for the United States of Europe

Stand Up for the United States of Europe, a recently founded citizen non-partisan movement, proposes the creation of a federation of European countries. Since the launch of the European journey the world has drastically changed. At the time, Europe enjoyed a favorable economic climate, growth...

Belgium arrests suspected drug-probe hackers

The Belgian authorities arrested two people suspected of hacking two large container terminal operators’ websites to enable narcotics imports through the port of Antwerp, reports Bloomberg’s Martijn van der Starre . “Two information- and communications-technology specialists were arrested last week...

Alfacam bought by France’s Euro Media Group

Belgium-based Alfacam, the troubled provider of Europe's largest fleet of outside-broadcast vans, will be bought by France's Euro Media Group, reports Reuters’ Robert-Jan Bartunek . The announcement was made this morning by the French company. Euro Media Group, which is partially owned by Belgian...

Belgium to take over Baltic air policing

Belgium will take over NATO's Baltic air policing mission in August, the council of ministers of the Belgian government decided on June 14. Four Belgian F-16s will police the airspaces of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the latter's Siauliai air base from the end of August to the beginning of...

King Albert’s ‘illegitimate daughter’ demands DNA test

Belgian contemporary artist Delphine Boël has gone to court to win official recognition as the lovechild of King Albert II, it was reported yesterday. Boël, 45, has filed a suit requiring King Albert, his heir Prince Philippe and daughter Princess Astrid to appear in a Brussels court, palace...

Belgian chef dazzles Washington Post with smoked salmon waffles

Belgian chef Bart Vandaele, owner of the Belga Cafe and the new B Too in the American capital, has wowed the Washington Post’s Bonnie S. Benwick with a dish combining smoked salmon waffles with wasabi-flavoured yoghurt. “Vandaele has been serving smoked salmon waffles, called gerookte zalmwafeltjes...

Happy returns? Filling out your tax form – Part 2

You have finally made your choice between paper and online but still, not everything makes sense. Far from it. In the second of our two-part guide, we look at ways to avoid unnecessary complications, examine how married couples have to fill out their tax return(s) and discover that help, and free...

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