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  • Expats will have to show they’ve learnt Dutch International people who settle in Flanders and are obliged to follow Dutch language courses will at the end of their course have to show that they have obtained a certain level of Dutch. Until now...
  • [VIDEO] - Kinepolis snap up Dutch cinema chain 23/7/14 - Belgian cinema giant Kinepolis is expanding in the Netherlands. The group has completed a successful takeover of the Dutch Wolff chain.
  • [VIDEO] - Francophone Christian democrats say "No" The Francophone Christian democrats have rejected a latch ditch effort by Formateurs Charles Michel and Kris Peeters to haul them on board the new Federal Government.
  • Where will we feel the cuts? Details of the Flemish Government accord agreed between the Flemish nationalists, Christian democrats and liberals have started to emerge. The new Flemish Government will operate a balanced budget,...
  • Vanishing spray and hats arrive in Belgian football The Belgian Football Association's Referee Department is introducing a number of changes ahead of the new football season. Belgian refs will be allowed to use vanishing spray and players will be able...
  • Are French toll booths cheating motorists? It's the time of year that thousands of foreign motorists will be queuing at French toll booths to pay motorway toll. Drivers with a roof box or bike rack should take extra care because it has...
  • Poor Clare nuns are Tomorrowland fans Europe's biggest dance music festival Tomorrowland has been spread over two weekends this year to mark the event's tenth anniversary. This week the organisers of the festival received a rather...
  • Brussels Airlines cancels flights to Israel Brussels Airlines has joined other international carriers in cancelling flights to Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv.
  • Flemish government agreement reached 23 Jul '14 Flemish government agreement reached derekblyth A three-party coalition will govern Flanders for the next five years after negotiators struck a deal in the early hours of...
  • MH17 family unhappy at government support 23 Jul '14 MH17 family unhappy at government support ah The brother of one of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash has criticised the federal government’s reaction...
  • 'Swedish Coalition' is a 'Grand Compromise' Charles Michel, one of two men entrusted with the job of forming the new Belgian Government, has spoken of the intention of the Flemish nationalist party N-VA of not unleashing intercommunity...
  • Two formateurs to form new centre-right Belgian Government King Filip has asked the outgoing Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters, a Christian democrat, to try and form the new Belgian Government. He will be joined in this task by co-formateur Charles Michel...
  • Tomorrowland goes Brazil The famous Belgian dance music festival Tomorrowland is also being organised in Brazil next year. Last year the event that is being staged in Boom near Antwerp for a tenth time this year also had its...
  • Who's in the new Flemish Government? The outgoing Flemish nationalist Interior Minister Geert Bourgeois is widely tipped to take over from outgoing Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters in the new Flemish Government. Flemish Christian...
  • [VIDEO] - 18-year-old crashes lorry into bridge 22/7/14 - A lorry driver crashed his truck into the bridge over the Nete Canal shortly before 4am early this morning. His 19-year-old passenger, a woman, was dead at the scene.

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