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Wage watchers: how much does a physiotherapist earn?

Physiotherapist Kathleen Goossens, 45, from Zwijnaarde, East Flanders talks about what she earns and how she spends it What exactly do you do as a physiotherapist? I help people with their rehabilitation, but also offer them support and advice with regards to losing weight, doing more sports and...

Dramatic drop in Belgian citizenship approvals

Only 1,775 people have obtained Belgian citizenship this year, it appears from figures released yesterday by MP Carina Van Cauter (pictured). In 2012, 45,000 people had acquired Belgian nationality, 38,000 of whom as the result of an application. For 2013, the figure currently stands at 1,775 - a...

Belgium’s richest 20% own 60% of country’s assets

European statistics reveal that 20% of Belgians own exactly 61.2% of the country’s assets, Le Soir reports today. Conversely, according to data released by the National Bank of Belgium, the bottom 20% only own 0.2% of Belgium’s wealth. "Belgium is characterised by an uneven distribution of wealth...

Italian minister receives European support against racism

Belgium's deputy prime minister Joëlle Milquet joined cabinet ministers from more than a dozen European countries at Rome’s Palazzo Chigi yesterday in a show of support for Italy's first black cabinet minister, who has been attacked with racist taunts ever since she was appointed in April. The...

Ghent is Belgium’s vegetarian capital

Ghent has been singled out as Belgium’s most veggie-friendly city by celebrated British vegetarian food writer Jane Hughes. “There's no history of meat-free eating in Belgium – even the chips are often cooked in lard,” she writes in the Guardian’s Word of Mouth blog . “Belgian vegetarian food makes...

Belgium picks Broken Circle Breakdown for Oscar race

Belgium has selected The Broken Circle Breakdown as its entry in the foreign-language film race at next year’s Academy Awards, writes Variety’s Shalini Dore . Directed by Ghent’s Felix van Groeningen, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a drama about the love affair between tattoo artist Elise (Veerle...

Workshop on Delegated and Implementing Acts

Top-level academics and highly-experienced practitioners build a training-tandem to deliver a unique 1-day + session on delegated and implementing acts

Free Seminar on Acquiring Private Real Estate in Belgium


Luc Deleuze, architect- senior partner, Art&Build,

“New building trends in the property market”

•Alexis Lemmerling, notary, Berquin & Ass.,

"Recent changes in the market"

•Dave Deruytter, Head of Expatriates and Non-residents, ING Belgium,

"Financing and insuring property, how and at what price"

Mirror on the wall: Place du Miroir

Although the commercial heart of Jette is officially called Place Reine Astrid, nearly everyone refers to it by the name of Place du Miroir, a throwback to the days when it was home to a ‘house of mirrors’ on the spot where florist Demesmaeker (1 Chaussée de Wemmel) now sits. Clearly the...