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  • Frej Jensen: Learning the language In his regular blog, the Danish expat Frej Jensen writes a response to the new Flemish Government’s proposals to require (non-EU) newcomers to Flanders to take tests at the end of the integration...
  • [VIDEO] - Minorities Forum files complaint against Mayor and Governor The Flemish Minorities Forum is planning to lodge a complaint against the Mayor of the Flemish Brabant town of Landen and the Governor of Flemish Brabant. The Mayor enlisted the help of a DJ with a...
  • [VIDEO] - More and more land being built on in Flanders Each and every day a further 6 hectares of land in Flanders is built on. That's the equivalent of 6 football pitches. Two-thirds of the new-builds are residential properties. All this building has a...
  • Authorities taken to court for care home place A court is Brussels has started hearing the case of a handicapped woman that is taking legal action against the Flemish authorities to make them give her a place in a specialist care home.
  • TAZ and Ontroerend Goed: breaking conventions by the sea 25 Jul '14 TAZ and Ontroerend Goed: breaking conventions by the sea tom.peeters Former youth prize winners Ontroerend Goed return as laurelled curators to Ostend summer theatre...
  • Ghent Festival pulls in the crowds According to figures released by the City of Ghent on Monday, 1,315,000 people attended this year's Ghent Festival. The 10-day festival ended on Sunday.
  • Shorter airport wait for holiday-makers Soon not only business class passengers will be able to avoid queues at the airport. From this coming winter the tour operator Thomas Cook will be offering its customers the chance to half the amount...
  • New government of Flanders sworn in 28 Jul '14 New government of Flanders sworn in derekblyth Portfolios are modified as some familiar and some new faces take their positions as ministers in the new government of...
  • Flanders riders fail to match Tour de France’s symbolism 28 Jul '14 Flanders riders fail to match Tour de France’s symbolism Leo.Cendro The Tour de France’s special route through Flanders’ battlefields did nothing for Flemish riders, who...
  • Campaign for proper use of on-call pharmacies 28 Jul '14 Campaign for proper use of on-call pharmacies alan.hope People are taking advantage of the system whereby pharmacists are on-call for 24 hours a day, rousing them out of...
  • Worries about rise in student registration fees 28 Jul '14 Worries about rise in student registration fees andy.furniere The higher education sector is criticising the new Flemish government’s plan to increase education fees up to...
  • Campaign to stop motorists texting at the wheel The Belgian Road Safety Institute (BIVV) and the motoring organisation Touring is in favour of a system whereby motorists that had been involved in a road traffic accident would have to hand over...
  • A wet start to the week Heavy rain on Monday morning has caused localised flooding in parts of East and West Flanders. In the West Flemish municipalities of Ardooie and Pittem cellars were flooded and streets are under...
  • [VIDEO] - Streets flooded after cloudburst Heavy rain overnight has caused localised flooding in parts of East and West Flanders. This was also the case in Wingene (West Flanders) where a number of streets were flooded.
  • Victories for KV Mechelen, Sporting Anderlecht and Zulte Waregem There were wins for the Champions Sporting Anderlecht, KV Mechelen and Zulte Waregem in Sunday's three Belgian First Division matches.

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