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Terborght

Less than 10 years after opening Terborght, chef Lesley De Vlieger has become a household name on the Belgian food scene, and the restaurant’s location – in the ‘castle belt’ south-west of the capital – makes it equally accessible to Brusselers as it does to suburban bons vivants.

Tour de Geuze 2013

The Toer de Geuze was organised for the first time in 1997, with Boon, De Cam, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Lindemans and Timmermans opening their doors to the public. Since then the open brewery day of the Payottenland and the Valley of the Senne has become a biannual event.

Nine (9) breweries participate in this 2013 edition:
Boon (Lembeek)
De Cam (Gooik)
De Troch (Ternat)
3 Fonteinen (Beersel)
Hanssens (Dworp)
Lindemans (Vlezembeek)
Oud Beersel (Beersel)
Tilquin (Bierghes)
Timmermans (Itterbeek)

Two-thirds favour Brussels as independent city state

Nearly seven out of 10 Brussels inhabitants would opt for the capital to become an independent city state in the event that Flemish nationalist designs bring about the end of Belgium, a poll showed on Saturday. In total, 68% of those surveyed in the Brussels-Capital Region, home to nearly two...

March gas bills expected be 50% higher

Gas bills for this month are expected to be 50% higher than for the same period last year, Professor Johan Albrecht from Ghent University told Het Nieuwsblad. The estimate takes into account a 20% increase in gas prices. Suppliers have already delivered 38% more gas to private customers than in...

Belgium considers cinema tax shelter reform

Belgium’s parliamentary finance and budget committee is examining the idea of whether to reform the mechanism providing tax relief to Belgian companies that invest in the cinema and audiovisual industry, writes Tax News’s Ulrika Lomas . The scheme, implemented after a 2003 Royal Decree, attracted...

‘Widespread’ use of private detectives on staff

Employers are increasingly using private investigators to spy on staff according to a report by the Commons’ home affairs committee on private detectives, reports De Tijd. The CSC union even talks of the existence of a network of about 50 detectives who help companies find incriminating material...

Kinepolis sued for breach of contract and unfair competition

After Mini-Europe and Océade, the Kinepolis cinema complex could be the next to disappear from the Heysel site in Brussels, reports Flanders News . Kinepolis is said to have violated a policy agreement with the Brussels authorities by organising too many seminars, trade congresses and product...

The Joy of Appreciative Living

Anita Sheehan, Life Coach and Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, will enable us to  discover that there is always another side to each of our stories. By pulling the curtain to see the other parts of our lives we see that they are positive and full of opportunities.  The workshop is open to members and non-members.  Pre-registration and pre-payment compulsory before 29 March 2013 via www.pwi.be

The Contessa Factor

PWI (Professional Women International) invites Luisa Rasiej, the founder and CEO of Inner Contessa LLC, author and mentor, who has guided women for more than 15 years to powerful breakthroughs to claim their feminine power. She will speak about confidence and feminine success strategies for busy professional women. The networking drink is open to members and non-members. Pre-registration and pre-payment compulsory by 8 April 2013 via www.pwi.be

Raising the baton: Bozar broadcasts its music programme for next season

Bozar has unveiled its 2013/14 season – known as Music Lifts You Up – under the command of new music director Ulrich Hauschild. With extensive international experience under his belt, the German takes over the baton from Christian Renard, who reigned over the department for 21 years. Hauschild’s...

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