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House prices highest in Brussels

The house prices in the Brussels-Capital Region have gone down slightly in 2014 compared to the previous year, but are still significantly higher than in Flanders and Wallonia, according to Brusselnieuws.be, based on the latest figures from the FPS Economy published this week. The three most...

Easy win for Ricciardo in Belgian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo is the winner of the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix Formula 1 race in Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, his third Grand Prix of the season. The Australian Red Bull driver took advantage of an early incident between the two Mercedes drivers, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg was able to...

Belgian travel industry content with ‘stable summer’

The Belgian travel industry is able to look back on a stable summer compared to last year, says Claude Perignon of the Association of Belgian Tour Operators (ABTO) in De Zondag . In late June, 2014, the Belgian travel market was still facing a deficit of 4% compared to 2013. But sales in July and...

Culture beat – August 22

The Royal Park is home to the travelling life this weekend with the Nomad Theatre Festival . Marquees, outdoor stages, Berber tents and caravans host some 50 shows (all free or contributions welcome; booking necessary for some shows). Expect street theatre, story-telling, circus, puppet theatre,...

Federal government formateurs focus on security

Government formation negotiators Kris Peeters (CD&V) and Charles Michel (MR) continued discussions yesterday aimed at forming a coalition government. While they had been expected to discuss proposed tax cuts, the formateurs surprised observers by turning their attention to justice and security...

VTM television goes online

VTM has announced it will broadcast full episodes of most of its television programmes for free on its website and apps for up to four weeks . With the move, the Medialaan commercial broadcaster becomes a trailblazer in the Belgian TV world. This summer, VTM already offered popular series such as...

Future still uncertain for Brussels’ American Theatre

It remains unclear what will happen with the American Theatre located in Brussels’ Heysel/Heizel district. In March, the city of Brussels announced that it would not simply give it away to Brussels concert hall Ancienne Belgique (AB), which has had plans for the theatre for several years. "So far...

Belgium’s frozen potato industry launches new iPot platform

The Belgian potato sector federation Belgapom is partnering with research institutions to developed a platform to increase the efficiency of potato production. The iPot platform, which is short for “industrial potato monitoring”, combines data assembled via drones in the air and satellites in space...

Belgian kayaker drowns at North Cape

A 31-year-old Belgian man from Lier drowned just before reaching his final destination after a journey of more than 4,000 km. The experienced kayaker departed from his hometown of Lier four months ago, and headed for the North Cape in Norway, the northernmost point of Europe, report Mediahuis...

Small Repairs in Brussels : a guide for quick fixer-uppers

Broken, but not down for the count Too often, the moment we get a hole in our shoes, a flat tire or a microwave up in flames (not as unlikely as you think), we tend to throw our less-than-perfect objects away and head over to City 2 Shopping Centre for something brand spanking new. Little do we...

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