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Aug 1, 2014

A court in Brussels has overturned two flight routes of planes taking off from Brussels Airport w...

Aug 1, 2014

The impressive performance of the Red Devils at the World Cup in Brazil has already seen big Euro...

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Last year there were 12 million pigs slaughtered in Belgium, a record high, writes Het Belang...

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The number of traffic-related deaths in Belgium has reached a record low, dropping by 7% last yea...

Belgian Nobel Prize winner dies

May 6, 2013
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Belgian Nobel Prize winner Christian de Duve died on Saturday at the age of 95, reports Le Soir, after choosing to end his life by euthanasia. De Duve was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 for his discoveries about lysosomes and peroxisomes. He chose euthanasia a month ago, Le Soir explains in a posthumously published interview. “I’m very close to death; this is the end of the road,” he said. Born in the UK in 1917, de Duve gained his medical degree in 1941, followed by his chemistry degree, and his research has led to significant advances in medicine, particularly in oncology. His daughter said the father of four passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday “in great serenity”.

Italian café/bookshop Piloa.libri is open this evening (Friday) before heading off on holiday. It re-opens on August 21 for a literary evening and serving food and wine from August 27.

Be it your decision or your employers, your current working relationship is coming to an end. While terminating employment may feel as cumbersome as a break up, you can find comfort in knowing that many rules exist in Belgian law that make sure you and your employer’s rights are upheld.

When people think of Belgium and World War One, they tend to overlook the south of Belgium. Trench warfare and catastrophic loss of life may have been concentrated in West Flanders, yet Wallonia played a crucial role.

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