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Belgian business confidence slips unexpectedly

Belgian business confidence, a bellwether for the euro zone, unexpectedly slipped in June, implying its economy is in stagnation at best and not keeping up with recovering neighbour Germany, reports Reuters . The business confidence index, often referred to as the leading indicator, fell to -12.8...

Belgium promoted to European Grand Prix after 7s victory

Belgium won the second round of the Men's 7's European Championship Division A at home and will play in the 2014 7's Grand Prix Series, the Ultimate Rugby Sevens website reports. Belgium brilliantly won the Cup final against Sweden (22-12) in Brussels last weekend. After its victory in the first...

When your world crumbles ……finding Meaning in your Life after Loss

Have you ever had the feeling of your world crumbling after a loss or change in your life?

How do you feel when the world is falling apart and you lose the sense of life?

Loss can come in many forms and not just the bereavement of someone close to us. It can be a divorce, the end of a romantic relationship, loss of job, moving, loss of health, loss of your expectations, a pet, a home, a way of life, our dreams and friends….

Signals from the hive: urban beekeeping

One-third of the world’s food crops, we’re told, rely on pollination by insects, and honeybees are the unchallenged champions in that line of work. Although their extinction would probably not precipitate the collapse of the entire food chain, as Einstein is said to have said it would, (self-...

New US Ambassador to Belgium named

Denise Bauer has been nominated by the president Barack Obama to be the next Ambassador of the United States to Belgium, writes New Europe’s Alia Papageorgiou . The notice released by the President's residence, The White House press office on June 21 listed 15 new appointees, mostly to the...

Seaside bookings down by 15%

The Belgian coast’s tourism industry is getting increasingly concerned, just days before the start of the summer season, that the number of bookings for flats, studios and houses in July is down by as much as 15% on last year. For hotels, the situation is even worse: bookings have dropped by 25%,...

Belgian daily slammed for criticism of prince’s Israel visit

Jewish organizations have slammed an article in Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir on last week’s private visit of Prince Laurent of Belgium to Israel which, they say, ''is akin to a new demonisation of the State of Israel”, reports EJP’s Yossi Lempkowicz . Prince Laurent visited Tuesday and Wednesday...

Flemish universities world leaders at corporate sponsorship

Flemish universities attract the most corporate sponsorship money in the world, De Morgen reports today. A report by the Flemish Interuniversity centre for expertise (ECOOM) has found that private businesses fund 16.1% of all academic research. Flemish university receive more funding from the...

Belgium helps Vietnam fight climate change

The Belgian federal government on June 21 committed €25m of non-refundable overseas development aid to help Vietnam’s response to climate change, the Vietnamese News Agency reports. The funding will go to four agreements under a programme on water management and urban development which were signed...

My Party Bus

My Party Bus is the event of this summer! Every Friday from 5 July till 6 September, come and have a drink on a bus transformed to a night club. Discover Brussels as you have never seen it before by driving around a special route.

The final destination will be two of the most famous night clubs in the captial: the Havana Club and the Mirano Continental.

My Party Bus will start at 9.00 pm and pick up the first passengers at the square "Place du Luxembourg" . Check our web site or Facebook page to know the itinerary