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European court rules Belgium’s deportation of Sudanese migrant broke international law

Belgium breached international law in 2017 when it deported a Sudanese man to Khartoum without determining the risks he might have faced upon return, according to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday. The ruling on the case – referred in court proceedings as ‘M.A. v. Belgium...
Illustration picture shows someone ordering a snorkelling mask on a website of sport supermarket Decathlon (BELGA PHOTO JASPER JACOBS)

Decathlon to open online marketplace featuring other brands

Sports and leisure company Decathlon has decided to launch its own online marketplace in Belgium where it will sell its flagship products and brands, but where it will also invite other brands and other merchants to market their products. Decathlon hopes the marketplace will help to increase online...

Knokke-Heist: The perfect place for a stylish and arty get away

Not only is Knokke-Heist the Belgian coast’s top art location, its diverse attractions – from outdoor fun and shopping to excellent food and drink – make it an ideal weekend and overnight destination. The upmarket resort prides itself on a seaside landscape that combines art, fashion and good taste.

Views of the North Sea from Knokke-Heist

Picture showing illegal cigarettes discovered during a raid by Belgian Customs and Excise officers (BELGA PHOTO)

Customs officers raid illegal cigarette factory in Brussels

Officers from Belgian Customs and Excise dismantled an illegal cigarette factory in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels, on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the government department. Over 170,000 Marlboro cigarettes and 11.5 tonnes of cut tobacco were seized in the raid, amounting to €2.2...

White gold: Belgian endive’s strong taste follows an intriguing harvest

It’s endive season in Belgium, and there’s nowhere better to buy it than in Flemish Brabant, one of the prime sources of this ‘white gold’ of local cuisine. The time is ripe to buy the coveted grondwitloof – as it’s known in Dutch.

Huawei investigates the future of healthcare technology for developing countries

Huawei’s TECH4ALL initiative aims to ensure nobody is left behind in the digital world by encouraging digital inclusion programmes and empowering technology adoption globally. The project is similar to some of the work happening within academia across Europe, where research projects are focused on harnessing technology for societal good.

Albert II and Paola welcome new princess Delphine to Belvédère Castle

Belgium’s former king Albert II has met with Princess Delphine for the first time in about 40 years. In a photo that will go down in the history of Belgian royalty, Delphine is pictured with her biological father and his wife, the former queen Paola. "On Sunday, a new chapter began, rich in...
Illustration picture shows cyclists enjoying the sun at the Belgian coast in Oostende, Wednesday 20 May 2020. (BELGA PHOTO THIERRY ROGE)

New 93km coastal bike path inaugurated in Flanders

A new 93km-long bicycle path has been opened in Flanders. The new route, one of eight Flemish "iconic cycle routes" ( icoonfietsroutes ) that will replace the 30-year-old long-distance cycling routes (LF, langeafstandsfietsroutes ), is part of an initiative by Flanders to position itself as an...
Illustration picture taken during a demonstration organized by 'Collectif/ Collectief' calling to stop the deployment of 5G, fifth generation, wireless network, Saturday 26 September 2020, in Brussels. (BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK)

Belgians struggle to distinguish between truth and fiction in 5G debate, study claims

According to the annual ConsumerLab study commissioned by Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson, to be released on Tuesday, Belgians are ill-informed and overwhelmed by the amount of information presented to them in relation to 5G. The study shows that nearly six out of 10 respondents (58%) have admitted...

Belgium's Pierre Marcolini crowned best pastry chef in the world

Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini was named the best pastry chef in the world during the virtual edition of the World Pastry Stars (WPS) 2020 awards on Monday. The decision, by a jury made up of independent journalists, was unanimous. The jury said that the award was a tribute to the virtuoso...