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Flanders nature reserve

When you pass Flanders in Belgium on the national roads you are like driving in one big city. There does not seem to come an end at the endless ribbon development. According to environment minister Joke Schauvliege Flanders gained 1,200 … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Money to be put on hold or to be used

“Optimism is a moral duty” said Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). Such a good tiding was not in the mind of the visual press and television channels bombarded the world with negative news. After five years of economic crisis and … Continue reading

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2013 insecurity

Thirty-nine international workers and one security guard die in a hostage crisis at a natural gas facility near In Aménas, Algeria, January 16–20. North Korea showed its teeth to the West and conducted its third underground nuclear test, prompting widespread … Continue reading

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Human relations 2013

50% of babies born in Belgium in 2011 had parents who were not married to each other, far above the EU average of 39.5%, according to Eurostat. 28 years is the average age of a woman in Flanders giving birth … Continue reading

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Environment in 2013

In February a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It was the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. It is a classic element having floods … Continue reading

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Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

Modest in size, it nonetheless digs deep. “Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting” is the first in the United States to explore the late-15th century effect of paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Petrus Christus and … Continue reading

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Belgium, Belgicae and the fertile floodland

Herman Van Rompuy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Frank Jacobs wrote that unassuming like most of his countrymen Herman Van Rompuy had quietly been preparing the Belgianisation of Europe ever since his appointment to the presidency of the European Council in 2009. … Continue reading

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Belgium has weathered the global crisis quite well

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) brought some good news and small ray of sunshine in to the economic crisis world. Their message is that moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies. Presenting the Assessment in … Continue reading

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Migrants to the West #5

Limited freedom In Islamic countries is the trend going on of limiting people in their freedom; This has not so much to do with the religion of the followers of Muhammed. The example we can find about the female Turkish … Continue reading

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Ballet will not become the poor cousin of the Flemish Opera

- This is a reprint of a most important subject, having all the work of Mrs Jeanne Brabants and her ‘baby’ the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen) not really recognised by the Belgian government.- “Ballet will not … Continue reading

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