American ambassador in Exmar transferHoward Gutman, the American ambassador to Belgium, is to join the Board of Directors of Exmar. This was announced by De Tijd, which cited Exmar CEO Nicolas Saverys. The ambassador will take up the...
Museum Prize nominees announced
The nominees for this year’s
Museum Prize are the Museum
aan de Stroom (MAS) and the
Fashion Museum (MoMu) in
Antwerp; the Museum of Industrial
Handicap allowance proposed
Flemish health minister Jo
Vandeurzen has proposed
that every person with
a recognised handicap
should receive an stipend
to allow them to pay for
their own care, in an effort
to reduce the demand...
Road delays “limited” during summer
Traffic delays caused by roadworks in
Brussels will be “limited” this summer,
mobility and public works minister Brigitte
Grouwels has promised, announcing the...
Face of Flanders
André Denys, the former governor
of East Flanders province, died
after a long illness. He was 65.
Denys, who kept...
The week in figures (22/05/2013)
paid by Antwerp city
council to six residents who
filed a lawsuit against the
annual Sinksenfoor fair, to
compensate them for their
legal costs. The fair opened
last weekend as planned...
Dedecker stripped of immunity, could face charges
Jean-Marie Dedecker, the former
national judo coach who is now the
sole representative in the federal
parliament of his self-named LDD
party, had had his parliamentary
immunity lifted by a vote of...
Road deaths down, except for cyclists
The cyclists’ federation Fietsersbond has
called for additional research into accidents
involving cyclists, after official figures
showed there were fewer fatal accidents in
total in Flanders in...
News in brief (22/05/2013)
Dimitri Bontinck came within
three metres of his son Jejoen in
Syria but was not allowed to see
him, he said last week at a press
conference on his return from the
war-torn nation. Jejoen, 16,...
Getting divorced... and then moving to the coastThe coastal municipalities have the highest percentages of divorced men and women. In a list of municipalities with the highest number of divorced residents, the coastal towns seized 8 places in the...