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  • New Flemish PM announces "fundamental reforms" in policy statement The new Flemish Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois read out the policy statement in parliament, announcing "one of the most fundamental reforms since Flanders started gaining more autonomy." Mr Bourgeois...
  • [VIDEO] - A first for King Filip as Geert Bourgeois arrives 25/07/14 - The new Flemish Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois swore the oath of allegiance to the Belgian king on Friday. He was the only member of the new Flemish government that also had to swear the...
  • Norway "most developed" country; Belgium drops Norway is the world's most developed country. That's according to the new annual Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations. Belgium drops from 17th to 21st place, scoring fewer...
  • Museum shooting suspect lived in Molenbeek before attack Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspect of the Jewish Museum shooting in which 4 people were killed, lived in the Brussels suburb of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 1.5 months before the attack. The French man of Algerian...
  • 13-year-old girl dies in rail accident A 13-year-old girl was killed in Groenendaal station, near Hoeilaart, on Friday evening. She was crossing the rails to catch a train, but was caught by another train that was entering the station at...
  • [VIDEO] - Flemish Ministers take oath 25/07/14 - The 9 members of the new Flemish government took oath on Friday morning. Jan Peumans of the N-VA, who keeps his seat as Parliament Speaker, introduced the ceremony. You can see, in order...
  • First World War memorial poppy crop fails 25 Jul '14 First World War memorial poppy crop fails ah The dry spring was a factor in the failure of the plan to grow 48 hectares of poppies across Flanders Failure to bloom...
  • Liberals come up with a surprise The new Flemish ministers have taken oath in Flemish Parliament for a 5-year term. There are 4 new faces in the team of Geert Bourgeois, including the 2 liberal ministers and 2 members of the N-VA....
  • Federations react to new government’s plans 25 Jul '14 Federations react to new government’s plans derekblyth The five-year plan of the new government of Flanders gets 17/20 from employers, and farmers are happy, but home...
  • The Prime Minister and his 3 female Deputy PM's The new Flemish government was installed on Friday morning. The team includes 8 ministers: 3 for the Flemish nationalists of N-VA, 3 for the Christian democrats of CD&V and 2 for the liberals of...
  • [VIDEO] - LIVE: New Flemish ministers take oath 25/07/14 - The ministers of the new Flemish government are taking oath on Friday morning. This is live footage from the Flemish Parliament.
  • Belgians on ill-fated Air Algérie flight One Belgian national was among those on board the Air Algeria flight that crashed in Mali on Thursday morning. 51 French nationals were also on board.
  • [VIDEO] - Working during Ramadan During the month of Ramadan some Muslims take time off work to fast. However, this is certainly not true of the Brussels maternity Wendy Bouchrit. She preffers to work during the holy month.
  • [VIDEO] - Poor Clares at Tomorrowland 24/7/14 – 4,000 neighbours took up the invitation to visit the site of Tomorrowland, Europe's biggest dance music festival in Antwerp Province. The visitors included the Poor Clares from the local...
  • Horta Museum set to expand Work on the expansion of the Brussels museum dedicated to the life and work of the architect Victor Horta is set to start at the beginning of next month.

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