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Reynders reminds Serbia of Kosovo prerequisite

Belgium and the EU “have to be sure that Belgrade can solve its problems with Priština”, Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders said during a meeting in Belgrade yesterday with Serbia’s first deputy PM, Aleksandar Vučić. Vučić told Reynders that Serbia was prepared to fulfil the requirements in...

Football chairman locks players out

Players at troubled second division club FC Brussels have been locked out by the club’s chairman. After a deal with investors from Dubai broke down, chairman Johan Vermeersch decided to change the locks to club’s training facilities, locking out the new players brought in by the Dubai consortium...

Dutch anger at planned Belgian motorway tax

Dutch motorists’ organisation ANWB is angry about Belgium’s plans to introduce a tax for foreign motorway users to raise money for road repairs, reports Dutch News . Everyone with a foreign car planning to drive through Belgium by motorway would have to pay the tax, on a 10-day, two-month or annual...

Fin de Siècle

They also don’t take reservations, so expect to wait a while for your table. Our party of five takes a draughty seat by the door and nurses a round of Trappist beers (Rochefort, Chimay, Orval) in the meantime.

Finally seated, we have a look down the rows of other diners squeezed together at long wooden tables. There’s a party of 17 next to us. (Or are they together?) This is by no means a romantic one-on-one kind of restaurant, but rather a place where you bring along a bunch of mates, or go to meet a few new ones.

The worst 5 Ferraris ever

Poor Ferraris? Well, yes. The brand may be mythical, but it has still released some shocking vehicles. Let’s be honest, though: even the worst Ferrari will always be better than the average car. 208 GTB This is most probably one of the most beautiful Ferraris in history. And of course, it was...

Record number of tax denunciations

A record number of Belgians reported acquaintances and family members to the tax authorities for suspicious behaviour last year. The inland revenue received 1,221 such denunciations, an increase of about 70% on the previous year, report De Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg today. In...

Train operator collects over €5m in fines

Train operator SNCB collected €5.18 million in fines last year, reports Het Laatste Nieuws today. The figure has almost doubled in a year, primarily because of the intervention of a bailiff agency. “Previously, many people would laugh in our faces and refuse to pay their fines, but nowadays almost...

Belgian property returns weaken

Belgian investment property delivered a total return of 3.6% last year – down on the 4.6% achieved the previous year, reports Property EU . With inflation at 2.1%, the result shows that the property investment market is not immune to the macro-economic environment in Belgium, according to the IPD...

Belgian pastor wants to develop polo in the US

Combining his skills as a youth pastor and professional athlete, Belgian polo player Horace Henriot hopes the lessons he offers this spring will stick in central Ohio, This Week’s Marla K Kuhlman reports. The 36-year-old wants to make the sport he loves available to everyone via his business, Play...

Belgium take on France in World Cup qualifying warm-up

France, led by Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris (pictured) , will play a friendly with Belgium at the start of next season as the teams gear up for the final phase of World Cup qualifying. Belgium will take on Les Bleus, who won the World Cup in 1998, on August 14 at Brussels’ Roi Baudouin Stadium...

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