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  • "I plan to lead a normal active life over the next years" The former Belgian Premier and Flemish Christian democrat figurehead Jean-Luc Dehaene has spoken to the press for the first time after the alarming news was spread about the fact that he is battling...
  • [VIDEO] - "The biggest football flag ever made in Belgium" 19/04/14 - A giant flag has been made to honour the Belgian national football team, the Red Devils. The flag was unfolded on the Zand square in Bruges, near the station. It measures 20 by 30 metres...
  • [VIDEO] - Drug kingpin extradited to France 19/04/14 - A notorious French drugs dealer has been sent back to France by plane. The man was arrested and put behind bars in Belgium. He was staying in Sint-Gillis gaol, where some accomplices tried...
  • [VIDEO] - It's Belgian, and it eats anything from the ground 19/04/14 - Some Belgian companies conquer the world, while they are hardly gained fame in their home country. Glutton is only example. The name may not ring a bell, but it actually keeps our cities...
  • Ban on political debates in schools? Flemish PM says "no" An independent commission within the Flemish Education Department has imposed a general ban on political debates in schools until the May 25 elections. Schools flouting the ban, risk losing part of...
  • Brutal shooting in Visé takes 3 lives The municipality of Visé, in Wallonia, was the scene of a brutal shooting on Friday night. A man and a 10-year-old boy were shot dead at the scene, while a woman who had sustained heavy injuries...
  • Pope chooses Flemish woman for Vatican top job Karlijn Demasure has been appointed as the helm of an international centre for sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church. The Fleming is working at the Saint Paul University in Ottawa (Canada), and was...
  • "Flemish decree does not apply to couchsurfing" "Flemish legislation concerning accommodation does not apply to couchsurfing, as long as it has no commercial aims." This was said by the Flemish Tourism Minister Geert Bourgeois late on Friday after...
  • Over 15,000 caught speeding despite warnings Police carried out almost 400,000 extra speeding checks by installing mobile speed traps on Thursday. Almost 16,000 drivers were caught red-handed in 24 hours' time, which equals some 4 percent of...
  • [VIDEO] - Boonen crashes in Ferrari at Francorchamps 18/04/14 - The Flemish cycling star Tom Boonen has made the headlines in a quite different way than usual. Boonen ventured out in his Ferrari together with his team mate Nicky Terpstra - the winner...
  • [VIDEO] - The best of architecture and flowers together 18/04/14 - On Friday, the Royal Greenhouses at Laken Castle open their doors to the public, as tradition wants it each spring. The visit combines some splendid 19th century architecture and the...
  • [VIDEO] - "Things are getting a bit rough here" 18/04/14 - Some 20 hooligans of the Standard kop forced their way into the mixed zone at Standard de Liège football club. They demanded the dismissal of Standard coach Guy Luzon and next moved on to...
  • 6 in 10 badly informed about zipper method 6 in 10 motorists think that the zipper method applies in places where it actually doesn't. That's according to an internet poll carried out by the Flemish motoring association VAB, in which 604...
  • "Belgians have never been richer" Belgian families had accumulated a fortune of 1,991 billion euros at the end of last year. That's according to figures supplied by the Belgian National Bank. The figure is 63 billion up on the year...
  • Government backs international summer schools 18 Apr '14 Government backs international summer schools andy.furniere Five higher education institutions are receiving support to set up intensive summer programmes for local and...

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