There’s a popular Flemish idiom that says: “If it rains in Paris, it drips in Brussels”. Events or decisions in France, in other words, have repercussions here.
Once a heavy industry powerhouse full of heavily polluting steel plants and coal slag heaps, Wallonia is fast developing a renewable energy sector with world-class companies reaping market share in new technologies. Such success is prompting hopes for more ambitious targets.
25 June marks the date on which the former Yugoslavia dissolved, allowing for some Balkan countries to gain statehood and independence. Croatia, along with Slovenia, now observe this day as their Statehood Day.
An estimated 360 Slovenes work within European Institutions and according to federal government statistics, there are 1,130 people from Slovenia officially registered to live in Belgium.
Brexit one year on: Where do we stand?
A year after the UK voted to leave the EU, an update on the situation for expats, from representatives of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and the Brussels British Community Association.