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Belgium comes fourth in Eurovision

Belgium came fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest, which aired last Saturday night live from Vienna. It was Wallonia’s turn to choose the country’s candidate, and a talent show search served up 19-year-old Loïc Nottet and his song Rhythm Inside, a fast-paced New Wave number that was a favourite...

Belgians culled in first round of French Open

It was a grim first round for the Belgians at the French Open with five of the eight entrants out by Monday. The two top Belgian women both made sharp exits: Yanina Wickmayer (83) lost in 6-2, 6-2 to the Ukraine’s Slina Svitolina (21), while Kirsten Flipkens (73), recovering from a thigh injury,...

Facebook visited 4.3 million times a day in Belgium

A Belgian Facebook employee recently used Twitter to share some interesting figures on how Belgians use the social network, including one figure which shows that as many as 4.3 million Belgians visit Facebook every day, and most of them via a mobile device. More than 3.2 million Belgians visit...

UGent team of top doctors to focus on undiagnosed conditions

Four specialists from different disciplines at the University Hospital of Ghent are embarking on a project that will focus on patients who have remained undiagnosed for several years. The Programme for Undiagnosable Rare Disorders (PrOZA) is the first of its kind in Belgium, reported De Morgen ...

150 new breweries in Belgium this century

As of 2014, Belgium has 247 breweries, a significant increase compared to the beginning of the century, according to figures from the FPS Economy. The increase is due to the return of small, independent brewers. At the beginning of the 20th century, Belgium had more than 3,000 breweries, but in the...

Culture beat: 22 May

Belgium is already celebrating its qualification for the final of Eurovision on Saturday evening. If you want to cheer on 19-year-old Loïc Nottet singing Rhythm Inside, join the DJ party at international arts festival Kunstenfestivaldesarts . At 18 Quai du Commerce from 21.00-3.00. The big draw, or...

A one and a two and… : a dancers’ guide to getting your groove on in Brussels

Martha Graham called it the hidden language of the soul, but some are just looking to bust a move on Brussels' dancefloors, without making a fool of themselves. Not sure your fancy footwork skills are up to snuff? Lucky for you, Brussels is filled with dance studios, classes, workshops and parties...

Brussels is third-richest region in Europe

Brussels was the third-richest region in the European Union in 2013, with a GDP 207% higher than the average for the 28 member states. London came top of the list, with GDP 325% higher, followed by Luxembourg at 258%. In a footnote to the results, Eurostat – the EU’s statistical service – points...

KAA Gent win Belgian title for first time

Football club KAA Gent yesterday won the Belgian title for the first time in the club’s 115-year history. Ghent’s Buffaloes became champions of Belgium with a 2-0 win at home to Standard Liège. Sven Kums and Renato Neto scored the winning goals. Kums, who scored the opening goal against Standard,...

Ryanair loses battle against Brussels Airlines state aid

The €19.7 million paid by the federal government to Brussels Airlines, Jetairfly (now known as TUI Airlines) and Thomas Cook does not constitute illegal state aid, the commercial court in Brussels has ruled, rejecting a complaint brought by Ryanair. The subsidy was intended, according to the...

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