Mr. Rik Daems, who generously supported & spoke at our BLCC Belgian Business Seminar in November 2019, has been elected President of PACE, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, for 2 years. Succeeding the former President Mrs. Liliane Maury Pasquier from Switserland, Mr. Daems was full of praise for her in his inaugural […]
Belgium is getting its first female prime minister. Budget and Civil Service Minister Sophie Wilmes will succeed Charles Michel, who has served in an acting capacity since an inconclusive election in May. He’s taking office as president of the European Council, which involves chairing meetings of European Union leaders, on Dec. 1. Continue reading on Bloomberg
The Brussels Times reports this surprising news! A Belgian sparkling wine was selected by the judges of the international wine competition in Brussels to win the 2019 International Revelation Sparkling wine award, over several French champagnes.The 2014 Cuvée Prestige from Chant d’Éole in Quévy was named this year’s “revelation” at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, […]
Chocolatiers and fashion designers have collaborated to bring dresses made of chocolate to a Brussels catwalk. One creation, by designer Giovanni Biasiolo and chocolate maker Jean-Christophe Hubert, used 8kg of chocolate – not far off the 6kg the average Belgian eats in a year – while another, by Peruvian Ricardo Davila, featured a staff and […]
Most people love an underdog – and Ghent, Belgium’s quirkiest city, could well be described as one. Frequently overlooked in favour of its plush sister, tourist-favourite Bruges, which draws in visitors with its chocolate box good looks, Ghent, by contrast, has the feel of a real, working city, but is similarly blessed in terms of […]
It is now official: the wolf has returned to Belgium for the first time in 118 years. According to the Flemish organisation Landschap, the she-wolf known as “Naya”, has been in Belgium since 11 January, after crossing the border from Germany. However, there is no need to panic and stop enjoying walks in our forests. […]
A great video about our beautiful city of Belgium… enjoy!