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Princess Astrid and five ministers on mission to Canada

Belgium's Princess Astrid will travel to western Canada next week on a trade mission, accompanied by five government officials. The focus of the mission is the film industry and Belgian food. Both Belgium and Canada are relatively strong players in the film industry. Canadian cities are a popular...

Thousands rally in Brussels for fair treatment of undocumented migrants

According to a police estimate, about 1,000 people took part in a rally in Brussels on Sunday afternoon to show support for undocumented migrants. The event, an initiative of the Coordination des Sans Papiers en Belgique, was supported by numerous organisations such as the League for Human Rights,...

Ozark Henry appointed UN ambassador against human trafficking

Flemish musician Piet Goddaer, better known by his stage name, Ozark Henry, has been appointed a National Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking. He was chosen by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for his vast international network among activists and artists and his past...

Petition to save the trees on Parvis de Saint-Gilles

Residents of Saint-Gilles have launched a petition to preserve the trees on the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, a popular square in front of the church at the heart of the Brussels commune. The removal of the trees is included as part of the restructuring plan for the square. Saint-Gilles hired landscape...

Ruffus Brut Sauvage voted best Belgian wine in 2015

Ruffus Brut Sauvage, a sparkling wine from Vignoble des Agaises in Haulchin (near Binche, in Wallonia) was selected as overall winner of the 2015 Best Belgian Wine competition, held every year during the Brussels Megavino wine fair, writes Het Laatste Nieuws . A total of 68 wines vied for...

Blood test can detect Down’s syndrome during pregnancy

Flemish company Multiplicom has brought the first commercial blood test for the detection of Down’s syndrome during pregnancy to the Belgian market. Multiplicom, a spin-off of Antwerp University, is based in Niel, Antwerp province, and has already launched the commercial BRCA test to track the...

Belgians prefer pork and poultry

Figures from the FPS Economy reveal that Belgians consume more pork and poultry than other meats . Statistics from slaughterhouses confirm the figures, showing that especially poultry is widely consumed in Belgium, writes Het Belang van Limburg. In August of this year, nearly 25 million animals...

Remembrance services in English this weekend

Churches, schools, shops and expat groups in Belgium are getting involved in the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal, with a goal to raise more than €55m worldwide. Some of the bloodiest fighting in the first world war took place here in Belgium, and the Legion created the Poppy Appeal to...

Mysterious unicorn poetry appearing around Brussels

An unusual series of unicorn-themed poetry has sprung up at bus and tram stops around Brussels, with social media users sharing their finds and speculating about who is responsible. The "words of unicorns" posters are numbered - the highest numbers spotted so far have been 88 and 89 - and are...

Mysterious unicorn poetry appearing around Brussels

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