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Number of foreign doctors in Belgium on the rise

There are currently 5,372 foreign doctors, medical specialists and medical students registered in Belgium. Ten years ago, there were only 1,712 such registrations, according to a calculation by medical journal Artsenkrant . Last year there were 365 foreign general physicians (GP) actively...

Study Spaces helps out Brussels students

For Brussels students cramming for exams between now and July 4, a quiet place to study can be hard to come by. Br(ik, a service desk that helps students prepare for their exams, therefore launched Study Spaces, to provide additional space to students at a time when the campus libraries are...

“Your car becomes an oven,” warns VAB

The largest Flemish automobile association VAB is urging motorists to be extremely vigilant with parked cars this weekend in view of the high temperatures expected across Belgium. VAB performed a test on a warm, sunny day, with identical cars in different colours. After an hour in the sun, the...

Culture beat – June 5

The Brussels Film Festival opens at Flagey on Friday (June 6) with a preview of French drama La Chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric. British director Sir Alan Parker (The Commitments, Angela’s Ashes, Evita) is the honoured guest at the 12th edition of the festival which is dedicated to European cinema...

A day in the life of three Brussels schools

Three pupils from three Brussels schools give us the lowdown on life in and out of the classroom Chloé, 8 Brussels International Catholic School After her parents have dropped her off at the inconspicuous blue door of the Brussels International Catholic School (BICS), eight-year-old Chloé Leemrijse...

Small is beautiful: Belgium's car trends

‘Size matters’ ran the provocative slogan of one well-known car manufacturer a few years ago, but what matters to buyers in 2014? We take a look at the cars currently popular in showrooms in Belgium The SUV segment – the only sector of the European car market still growing – is moving towards...

Dress to impress: kids' fashion in Belgium

Children and teenagers can be very choosy about what they wear. What’s cool one week might be boring the next – it’s hard to keep up. So here’s a selection of Belgian and international shops with the best offers in the fast-changing world of fashion Antwerp The American Forever 21 must be one of...

Come on get healthy: fitness and wellbeing in Brussels

If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape in Brussels, there are plenty of places that can help take care of your fitness and wellbeing Five-star fitness in Brussels is synonymous with one place: Aspria , the upmarket health and fitness club that’s been catering to those who appreciate a touch...

World leaders arrive in Brussels for G7 summit

The leaders of the G7 arrived in Brussels yesterday for a summit that is expected to focus on the escalating crisis in Ukraine. Brussels airspace closed for a time as US president Barack Obama arrived at about 15.00 on the presidential plane Air Force One. He was taken by his special armoured car...

Nemmouche denies Jewish Museum attack

Mehdi Nemmouche, who is in custody in France accused of the shooting deaths of three people in Brussels’ Jewish Museum last month, is now denying the attack. Nemmouche, 29, was arrested last week in possession of a revolver, a Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition, but now claims the weapons were stolen...

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