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Nearly 6,000 more flu-related deaths this year in Belgium

In the first four months of this year, there were 41,479 flu-related deaths in Belgium, 5,827 more than in the same period in 2014, or an increase of 16%, report various Belgian media based on figures from the National Register. The cold winter and an inadequate vaccine contributed to the sharp...

Federal prosecutor starts investigation into German espionage

The federal prosecutor’s office is starting an investigation into allegations that the German intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) spied on Belgium for decades. The allegations came to light last week from documents leaked from a closed hearing in the German parliament. BND is accused...

Rise in cases of identity fraud in Belgium

The number of cases of identity fraud in Belgium continues to rise, reports De Zondag . In 2014 there were 4,669 cases registered, 260 more than the year before, according to figures that Belgian MP Roel Deseyn (CD&V) requested from interior minister Jan Jambon (N-VA). The figures take into...

Clijsters and Navratilova win Legends title in Paris

Belgium’s Kim Clijsters won the Legends Ladies’ Doubles competition at the French Open on Saturday with fellow former number one, Martina Navratilova. Despite losing the first set, they recovered to beat the US duo of Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez 2-6, 6-2, 11-9. Clijsters and...

Nearly €300 million in alimony remains unpaid

Separated or divorced parents in Belgium often refuse to pay alimony support for their children. A total of at least €300 million remains unpaid, according to VRT news based on figures from the department in charge of collecting alimony payments (DAVO). Despite DAVO’s continual efforts to collect...

6 best ice creams in Brussels

The sun has arrived! Tomorrow is forecast to be 32 degrees and we’re looking at a beautiful weekend, which means it's time to review where to find the best scoops in the city. Here are The Bulletin’s picks.. 1. Le Petit Nuage The top spot goes to the humble Le Petit Nuage both for the deliciousness...

Culture beat: 5 June

Cinema meets music at the Brussels Film Festival , opening this evening for its 13th edition with an appearance by Cannes prize winner Vincent Lindon. The annual celebration of European cinema has a packed programme of screenings, debates, workshops and other events including outdoor screenings...

Head of Belgian expo pavilion subject of police enquiry

Former government minister Leo Delcroix (pictured), in charge of the Belgian pavilion at the current World Expo in Milan, is under investigation for alleged irregularities during his previous stint in charge of the pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai five years ago. According to newspaper L’Echo...

Belgian Red Devils rise to historic second place in Fifa rankings

Belgium’s national football team has climbed from third to second place in the new Fifa rankings, Belgium’s highest place since the launch of the world ranking in 1992. Coach Marc Wilmots’ Red Devils have not competed in a match since the publication of the previous rankings on 7 May, but their...

Tough six months ahead for Delhaize, says CEO

Last year was a difficult one for supermarket chain Delhaize because of unavoidable restructuring, and the coming six months look like being “very difficult” as well, the company’s CEO, Frans Muller, warned in a speech this week at an event hosted by business magazine Trends . Delhaize announced...

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