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Participate in The Bulletin survey and win prizes

Taking part in our latest survey will only take 10 minutes of your time, and you can win one of several prizes including a ticket from Turkish Airlines to one of their 286 destinations worldwide, romantic dinners at the Thon Hotel and Ninety One restaurant, a box of Neuhaus chocolates or cinema...

Belgian wins World Draught Masters 2015

The 24-year-old Leuven bartender Jan Vanden Plas has won the World Championship beer tapping competition, defeating opponent Lori Wallace of New Zealand in the final. It is the third year in a row, and ninth time in total, that a Belgian wins the annual competition, officially known as the Stella...

City of Brussels gets controversial new logo

The City of Brussels has a new logo, featuring the image of its patron saint, Michael, stylised into something similar to the logo of cartoon character Batman. But that’s not the only thing about the logo that is controversial: The choice of the letters BXL does not sit well with Flemish opposition...

Vives students to receive Flemish, Walloon and French diploma

In September, the Vives University College, based in Kortrijk and with campuses across West Flanders, will launch a bilingual Bachelor degree in business management in Dutch and French. Graduates will further get three diplomas that are recognised in Flanders, Wallonia and France respectively – a...

Taxing Times - Part 3: Single vs. joint filing and reporting bank accounts

You have finally made your choice between filing online and filing on paper, but still, not everything makes sense. Far from it. In this third part of our guide, we see when you file jointly or separately. And what is that about reporting bank accounts? Filing jointly or separately? In Belgium,...

Taxing Times – Part two: Filing Online

If you file your tax return online via Tax-on-web , you can file until 15 July, while your accountant or tax adviser can file until 29 October. Tax-on-web is not something you do lightly or in a hurry. You need an ID reader, your electronic ID card (the one with a chip), and the PIN code you...

One-third more babies born in Brussels since 2000

In a second study by the Brussels Observatory for Health and Welfare, there were a third more babies born in Brussels since the year 2000, reports brusselnieuws.be. The report also reveals several more interesting statistics on births in Brussels, such as three-quarters of the new mothers are not...

Belgium leads Western Europe in gun-related homicides

More than 11% of families in Belgium possess a firearm, one of the highest numbers in Western Europe, reports Knack.be. This can have dramatic consequences, according to a new report published yesterday by the Flemish Peace Institute, which concludes that "countries with more firearms have more...

Miss Belgium candidate born a boy

Four years ago, Céline Van Den Bossche (22) was still in a boy's body, and now she is a candidate for the Miss Belgium national beauty pageant. "Yes, I'm transgender," she tells Het Laatste Nieuws . "So what?" Van Den Bossche, from Moerbeke-Waas, recently graduated as a hairdresser. It is the first...

The Bulletin launches survey with chance to win airline tickets

The Bulletin and Xpats.com want to know what you think! By taking part in our 10-minute online survey you’ll enter to win one of several great prizes, including a romantic dinner at the Thon Hotel and free tickets with Turkish Airlines to any of their 286 destinations worldwide. You’ll also help us...

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