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Belgian pair in Philippine trumpet symphony celebration

Two celebrated Belgian musicians will appear as guests in the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s latest production, The Trumpet Calls, at the Francisco Santiago Hall, reports the Inquirer . The concert will feature Belgian guest artists Manu Mallearts on trumpet, and Thanos Adamopoulos as guest conductor...

Culture beat - June 28

Kicking off last night (Thursday) and continuing tonight is the opening weekend of Recyclart summer holidays . Every year the urban arts centre, operating from the former Bruxelles-Chapelle train station, runs all sorts of evening activities on two nights during the summer season. Free or for a...

Film premiere: France Ha

Noah Baumbach's latest film

Cultural recption for Lithuania

Celebration of Lithuania's presidency of the council of the EU

Be CROative!

Celebration of creativity and design in Croatia on occasion of Croatia's entry into EU

The end of the happy hour?

Health ministers at both federal and regional levels have come together to prepare a plan of action aimed at reducing alcohol consumption, the Sudpresse newspapers report today. Among the 28 measures in the so-called ‘Alcohol Plan 2014-2018’ is a ban on ‘happy hours’ in bars and the introduction of...

Belgian gynaecologist fined for offering illegal gender selection

A Belgian gynaecologist who injected women with specially-prepared sperm cells so they could choose the sex of their babies has been fined €5,500, reports the Daily Mail . At least 165 women paid about €1,200 to be treated by Dr Frank Sterckx in his private clinic at Borgehout, near Antwerp -...

Brussels’ army of 'slave interns’ escapes EU gaze

Thousands of young graduates toil on the Brussels treadmill without job security, benefits or sometimes even a salary under the noses of European Union leaders meeting this week to declare war on youth unemployment, reports Reuters’ Anders Melin . “When you’re just rolling from one unpaid...

Video with ‘scantily clad children’ found in Dutroux's cell

Police in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant province, discovered a video tape showing scantily dressed children during a search conducted in Marc Dutroux's prison cell, reports Flanders News . The fragment appears out of the blue in the middle of a documentary on a VHS tape, according to several Belgian...

Belgian film warms hearts at festival in India

Belgian film Altiplano made for a heart-warming evening at Chandigarh’s European Film Festival, writes the Times Of India . Altiplano, directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, tells the tale of a war photographer, Grace, who is devastated by a violent incident in Iraq and renounces her...