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  • Ask Elio on Thursday at noon Thursday is a red letter day for everybody who has been dying to put a question to Elio Di Rupo, the Belgian Premier. At 12pm tomorrow Mr Di Rupo will be on the micro-blogging website Twitter to...
  • EU intervenes in Brussels Taxi app war A court in Brussels has ordered the American taxi service Uber to halt its activities in the Belgian and Flemish capital. Uber is an alternative taxi service that operates using a smartphone app, but...
  • [VIDEO] - “You don’t like beer? It’s not possible!” 16/4/14 - Belgium wants the UNESCO to put Belgian beer culture on its immaterial cultural heritage list. To find out why we turned to Sven Gatz, the Director of the Belgian Brewers, who also got the...
  • Judge orders private taxi service Uber off Brussels streets 16 Apr '14 Judge orders private taxi service Uber off Brussels streets ah The international app-based taxi company Uber may not legally operate in Brussels and risks stiff fines if...
  • Judge orders private taxi service Uber off Brussels streets 16 Apr '14 Judge orders private taxi service Uber off Brussels streets ah The international app-based taxi company Uber may not legally operate in Brussels and risks stiff fines if...
  • New royal titles bestowed 16 Apr '14 New royal titles bestowed anja.otte Among the names honoured with noble titles by Belgium’s King this year are psychologist Peter Adriaenssens, choreographer Sidi Larbi...
  • New royal titles bestowed 16 Apr '14 New royal titles bestowed anja.otte Among the names honoured with noble titles by Belgium’s King this year are psychologist Peter Adriaenssens, choreographer Sidi Larbi...
  • 700 told more cancer tests were needed by mistake Around 700 people were given the wrong news when they underwent a screening for colorectal cancer. The patients were all told that further tests were needed for bowel cancer.
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui wins Olivier Award 15 Apr '14 Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui wins Olivier Award lisa.bradshaw Antwerp dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is bringing home a third Olivier Award, one of the stage world’...
  • [VIDEO] - Christian Benteke’s op goes well 15/4/14 – The Belgian national squad Christian Benteke underwent an operation on his Achilles tendon in Antwerp last night. The operation went well but the injury sustained during training has put...
  • [VIDEO] - Belgian beer: cooled not shaken! 15/4/14 – Belgian beer abroad doesn’t taste as good as Belgian beer at home. That’s because it is often warmed up and shaken during the transportation. The matter could be sorted if greater care was...
  • [VIDEO] - Beware of hug theft! 15/4/14 – Hug theft, it's become a real pest in the greater Kortrijk area. Sixteen people have already been duped. They were asked for directions to a doctor or a chemist; they are thanked with a big...
  • Filip Dewinter dons combat uniform In Antwerp the authorities decided that all the official election hoardings needed to be filled before the boards were erected outside polling stations. The aim is to prevent activists from sticking...
  • Organic farming is growing in popularity, but remains a tiny part of the market. Do you buy organic products? Organic farming is growing in popularity, but remains a tiny part of the market. Do you buy organic products? Choices a. Yes, I buy almost exclusively organic food at bio shops and...
  • King Filip's honour for George Forrest under fire King Filip's decision to give a gong to the Belgian industrialist George Forrest clearly courts controversy. The decision to make the controversial industrialist a Grand Officer in the Crown Order...

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