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Paco de Lucía - Flamenco

The master flamenco guitarist performs from 2012 Latin Grammy- winning album

Daniel Mendelsohn - A Stage With a View

The American writer talks to Flemish journalist Annelies Beck

Millenium international Documentary Festival

Doc film fest related to the UN's Millenium Development Goals

European Neighbours Day

Meet the neighbours in this annual community get-together

Get networking! Brussels Metropolitan meets Business International

The vast majority of Belgium’s 600.000 expatriates live and work in greater Brussels; with such a large international community it is hardly surprising that expats feel so welcome here. Brussels Metropolitan (shorthand for the initiative to establish the "Business Route 2018 for Metropolitan...

Broken Circle Breakdown gets US release

Tribeca Film yesterday announced it has acquired all U.S. rights to the Belgian bluegrass-tinged film The Broken Circle Breakdown, reports Deadline Hollywood . A late 2013 theatrical release is planned for the film which is directed by Felix van Groeningen, who also co-wrote it with Carl Joos. A...

Belgium wants decision on Schengen expansion in 2013

Belgium’s foreign minister Didier Reynders wants to see a decision on Romania's Schengen accession to be adopted by the end of 2013, reports Bulgaria’s Standart News . Reynders and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean (pictured) discussed the expansion of the Schengen Area of border-free travel...

Foreign holiday travel ‘lowest in eight years’ within EU

Fewer Europeans are planning to go away for a summer holiday as economic austerity bites, a new study shows, with levels of foreign vacation travel at their lowest for eight years. Only 54% percent of Europeans are planning to get away for summer holiday this year, according to the Ipsos-Europ...

Chip shop owner asked to drop French-sounding name

A chip shop owner in Kortrijk, West Flanders, has been asked by the city’s authorities to drop plans to name his business ‘Frituur Grand Place’ and to give it a more Flemish-sounding name. The owner complied to the request and consequently renamed his business ‘Frituur Grote Markt’. The Neutral...

Chelsea legend appointed Antwerp manager

Former Netherlands and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as the new manager of Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp, reports The Independent . Hasselbaink, who was on the coaching staff at Nottingham Forest, has signed a one-year deal with the remit of taking the former...