Belgium

Location of US nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed

A recently released – and subsequently deleted – document published by a NATO-affiliated body confirmed a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored Read more

Explosives found in house as Tour de France started in the Belgian capital

Police discovered explosives in a house in the Brussels borough of Anderlecht as the Tour de France started in the Belgian capital this weekend.  They Read more

Bosnian man arrested in Germany over Paris 2015 terrorist attacks

German security forces have arrested a Bosnian man wanted in connection with the 2015 Paris attacks and are preparing his extradition to Belgium.

The man … Read more

Photo Story: Brussels procession of Ommegang

Performers in medieval costumes take part in the procession of ‘Ommegang’, at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, in the evening of the 26th June … Read more

Bruges takes steps to stem mass tourism

 

After similar steps in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands and Barcelona, in Spain,  the Belgian city of Bruges announced that the municipality would no longer Read more

Huge search in Australia for missing Belgian backpacker

Australian police so far have no clue as to what happened to Theo Hayez, a 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who disappeared two weeks ago in Byron … Read more

EU-wide operation against counterfeit products, Law enforcement agencies in Malta involved in the operation

More than 4.7 million counterfeit products seized, over 16 400 social media accounts suspended and 3 300 websites closed in the EU-wide operation Aphrodite II … Read more

Belgian tax authorities to give special attention to foreign bank account holders

 

The Belgian tax authorities have announced plans to pay special attention to the tax returns of residents who have bank accounts abroad.

The measure Read more

Brussels Airport encouraged to reduce night flights

French experts at the French consultancy Envisa recommended that Brussels Zaventem Airport stops or at least reduces night flights and takes more responsibility in noise … Read more

Ireland in top rankings of large families

Ireland is the top country in the European Union for families with three or more children, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency

The top … Read more

Former Belgian king undergoes paternity test

The former Belgian king Albert II has provided a DNA sample following allegations as to whether he is the father of sculptor Delphine Boel.

The … Read more

Europe Votes: Belgium,  Far-right makes huge gains

 

The far-right Vlaams Belang made a huge win in Belgium, offsetting losses by parties in Prime Minister Charles Michel’s outgoing government coalition.

In the … Read more

Europe Votes: Belgium, the projections

This is a summary of Politico’s and FT projections of the voting today in Belgium:

Belgium – The Projections

If turnout of 89.64% is … Read more

Brussels demands 2.1 million euros compensation for nuisance caused by air traffic

Céline Fremault, the Brussels Minister for Environment, has made a request for 2.14 million euros of penalty payments for the noise nuisance in Brussels in Read more

Measles on the rise in Belgium

 

There is concern in Belgium after a sharp increase in the cases of measles in the region of Wallonia.

So far two hospitals in … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Friday Morning Briefing – Friday 17th May 2019

Good morning,

Theresa May seems set for departure, Malta qualifies for the Eurovision final, Australia goes to the polls, Angela Merkel’s political future are some … Read more

Former Belgian King Albert must pay daily €5,000 fine

 

Following a ruling delivered by a Brussels court, former Belgian king Albert must undergo a court-ordered paternity test. In the absence of this, the … Read more

Slideshow: ‘Intimate Audrey’ exhibition in Brussels

 

Photos from the exhibition ‘Intimate Audrey’ at Espace Vanderborght Museum in Brussels, Belgium, 10 May 2019. ‘Intimate Audrey’ is an exhibition about the life … Read more

Slideshow: Dinosaur ‘Arkhane’ on show in Brussels

A view of ‘Arkhane’, the skeleton of a 155,000,000 years old Allosaurus dinosaur, on the first day of its exhibition at the Royal Belgian Institute … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing, May 9th 2019

Good morning,

Your morning briefing for today, reviews the main news from Malta, Europe and the World.

Start your day informed.

 

Cover Story

On … Read more

Huge Belgian  police operation against car theft gang

Belgian police launched what has been described as the largest operation of it’s kind in Belgium in the last 20 years.

This week some 1,200 … Read more

Eight European countries with ambitious strategy to tackle climate change

 

Eight European countries – France, Belgium, Denmark, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden – have called for an ambitious strategy to tackle climate change … Read more

Slideshow: “Duc de Praslin Belgium” gears up for Easter

Photos from the preperation by Filip Blondeel, chocolatier, for Easter at “Duc de Praslin Belgium” chocolate manufacture in Linkebeek near Brussels, Belgium.

 

(Photos: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE … Read more

Godiva to move beyond chocolate

The Belgian confectioner Godiva will be rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years. They will serve a complete menu of items including an … Read more

Another night of disruption at Brussels Airport

Once more, on Friday night the airspace above Belgium was closed again, for at least three hours, because of a lack of air traffic controllers.… Read more