Tag Archives: Leuven

2015 Technology and development

Green Tech Aircraft (GTA), a new industry-leading innovator that develops and produces next generation, sustainable sport aircraft, based itself in Leuven and announced the development of an innovative electrically powered airplane called Ypselon GT. GTA’s mission is to revolutionise the new … Continue reading

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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting… George Orwell

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Belgian Canal Boat Fund for the relief of the civil population behind the firing lines. Send them something The First World War was not the first example of civilian populations being decimated by…

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Flames of Louvain – Leuven 1914 an attempt to destroy a civilisation

On 19 August, 1914, two weeks after the invasion of Belgium, German troops attacked the city of Leuven (Louvain). There were 200 civilians killed, 1,100 houses destroyed. Leuven being a university town with a very interesting library saw 300,000 books … Continue reading

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Bruges’ Historium

For Belgium the average day tripper to the cities of Flanders spends €68 per person, mainly on shopping and eating out. Longer-stay tourists spend €142 per person a day on food, accommodation and shopping. The figures come from a new … Continue reading

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Liberation, salvation and the Latin American voice entering the Vatican

As a youngster I liked a lot the work Pope John XXIII did and I went to new vital congregations of charismatic Christians where we came together reading the Bible , singing and praising the Lord. It looked that the … Continue reading

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Een te dragen en te ondersteunen verdriet

Dezer dagen moesten wij tegen nieuws aankijken waar je stil en machteloos van wordt. Wij werden geconfronteerd met een verschrikkelijk gebeuren dat alhoewel in de Zwitserse alpen plaats greep, de mensen in België zeer hard trof. Het busongeval te Sierre, … Continue reading

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Mourning after coach crash kills 28, including 22 schoolchildren

Whilst government seeks to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads, there is no magic formula that will entirely eliminate these tragedies. On the 16th of February seven children and a teacher were killed when … Continue reading

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