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Increasing number of job students working year round

More students in Belgium are making use of their special employment status to work in periods of the year other than the popular summer holidays, according to numbers provided by Federgon, the federal association of human resource professionals. The third quarter of last year, which includes the...

Fourth Jewish Museum shooting victim dies in hospital

The 25-year-old man injured by a gunman at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels on 24 May has died of his injuries, bringing the death toll to four. Alexandre Strens was of Belgian nationality and was employed at the museum. An Israeli couple and a French woman died at the scene of the shooting...

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Violent storms sweep across Belgium

Strong winds, hail and heavy rain caused widespread damage across the country during the Pentecost bank holiday weekend. The entire country was put on ‘orange alert’ until June 10, 08.00, indicating a high risk of violent storms and flooding. On Monday, the town of Sint-Niklaas in East Flanders...

450,000 tourists head to the coast over Pentecost weekend

The changeable weather did not deter tourists flooding to the Belgian coast over the Pentecost weekend, claimed Franky De Block of the West Flanders tourism province, Westtoer. Some 450,000 tourists are estimated to have headed to the seaside to relax. According to De Block, hotels in the area were...

King’s confession on his 80th birthday

The entire royal family, with the exception of Queen Fabiola, gathered in Brussels’ BELvue museum on Sunday to celebrate the birthday of the former monarch King Albert II. In honour of his birthday the museum opened its new exhibition dedicated to showcasing the reign and achievements of King...

Lukaku will be fit to play, say Red Devils

Fears that Romelu Lukaku would fail to make the World Cup due to injury were allayed on Sunday when Belgian team mate Daniel Van Buyten confirmed to the press that the Chelsea striker only had a hematoma in his right foot after a Belgium friendly against Tunisia the day before. Lukaku limped off...

Pic Nic the Streets protest held in Brussels

Pedestrians turned out in force on Sunday for the latest edition of Pic Nic the Streets, held in front of the Bourse/Beurs to protest against the city’s proposed plans to build a ‘mini-ring’ around the city centre. Following on from last year’s gathering, the Brussels municipal council announced...

Remembering World War One in Belgium

The horrors of World War One never fail to resonate. From the staggering statistics to the stories of conditions in the trenches of the Western front, the war continues to exert an irresistible fascination for all generations. And Belgium was at the centre of the action. It was witness to the start...

Brussels government coalition requires complex negotiations

The two sides in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region – French-speaking and Dutch-speaking – have reached a majority ready to begin negotiations for the creation of a governing coalition. Earlier yesterday, three French-speaking parties – PS, cdH and FDF – said they were ready to form a...

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