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National Strike Grips Belgium, Canceling Flights and Shutting Breweries

BRUSSELS — A national strike in Belgium over pay and working conditions has led to the cancellation of all flights in and out of the country, halted public transport, and prompted blockades outside factories, threatening to bring the country to a standstill on Wednesday.


Konami stops PES 2019 in-game currency sales in Belgium

Konami has announced that it's halting the sale of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019's in-game currency in Belgium. The sale of myClub Coins will cease across all platforms once the 'necessary preparations are made.' Any previously purchased myClub Coins can be used as normal and the currency will continue


Surreal images from Belgium’s Aalst Carnival, a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Every year before Ash Wednesday, the people of Aalst, Belgium gather for three days to celebrate the Aalst Carnival. The celebration includes various activities and is the culmination of a year of preparations. The event is a tradition going back some 600 years and, according to UNESCO, draws up to


New Belgium Brewing Questions CSR Assumptions: Q&A with Katie Wallace

New Belgium Brewing Company emerged from Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan’s basement in 1991 with an outdoorsy egalitarian ethos. Early on, the Fort Collins, Colorado-based brewery’s co-founders sought to demonstrate that business could be a force for good.


Employee Strike Canceled All Flights To Belgium For 24 Hours

Public transport workers in Belgium went on strike, causing an immediate halt for incoming and outgoing flights. For 24 hours, no commercial flights were allowed to fly in or leave Belgium on Wednesday. Unions were hoping to get an increase in their pay but after a proposal was sent to them with onl


Flights canceled, trains stopped, bus services halted – strike chaos paralyzes Belgium

Unions’ general strike over wages and working conditions has brought Belgium to a screeching halt, causing complete chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies. Though Brussels Airlines provided advance warning of the general strike last week, thousands of travelers unable to change their plans


Inside the Belgian Library That Tore Itself Apart

In the mid-1960s, there were no Belgians attending Belgium’s oldest university. Founded in 1425, the institution—known in French as the Université catholique de Louvain and in Dutch as the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven—was no longer viable despite its rich legacy, and its national symbolic value


EU court rules against Commission on Belgium “excess profit” tax scheme

The European Court of Justice threw out an appeal by the European Commission related to public access to documents. [Peter Fuchs/ Shutterstock]. The system of exception for the excess profit of Belgian entities that are part of multinational corporate groups does not constitute illegal state aid, co


Village of Belgium Village Board met February 11

Village of Belgium Village Board met February 11. 4. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, Moment of Silence. 5. Public Input (2 Minutes/Person – 10 Minutes Total Time) 7. Consent Agenda Items(items a-c)


CX Apprenticeship: Accept Help and Other Advice for Thriving in Belgium

My Belgian season is winding down. In the last week, I have done three races, and only two more remain on my calendar. I return home to snowy, bone-chilling Minnesota next week.


“Win a trip to South Tyrol" is underway in Belgium and the Netherlands

The second edition of the competition “Win a Trip to South Tyrol” by Marlene® is now underway in Belgium and the Netherlands. The contest is organized in collaboration with the brand’s distributors in the Benelux area, Ringoot in Belgium and Aartsenfruit in the Netherlands.


Belgian PM criticizes UN report on racism in Belgium

BRUSSELS – Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says he is baffled by a preliminary U.N. report that said racial discrimination against Africans "is endemic" in Belgium's institutions and that the nation needs to apologize for the crimes committed during its colonization of Congo.


British dad found dead after going missing at wedding in Belgium

A British father has been found dead after going missing at a wedding in Belgium,. Jason Gapper is thought to have stumbled off a woodland path and fallen into a freezing river on Saturday.


No Flights To Or From Belgium Due To Strike On Wednesday

With "no certainty" on how many air traffic controllers would be taking part in the strike, Belgium's Skeyes air traffic control agency said it was "forced to prohibit" national air traffic between 10pm tonight (9pm Irish time) until the same time the following Wednesday, a statement said.


PES 2019 in-game currency no longer being sold in Belgium

PES 2019's in-game currency, myClub Coins, will no longer be available to purchase in Belgium, developer Konami has announced. Konami's decision comes following similar moves by a number video game companies, including Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, and Valve. A statement issued by the Meta


Throwback Thursday: Tim Howard becomes the Secretary of Defense against Belgium

The United States Men’s National Team entered their Round of 16 matchup against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup as the underdogs. However, having emerged from the Group of Death, a group that included eventual champions Germany, Portugal, and Ghana, the USMNT was feeling confident that they could get


All Flights to Belgium Canceled for 24 Hours

(Newser) – Nobody is going to be flying in or out of Belgium on Wednesday—at least not on commercial aircraft. All flights have been canceled for 24 hours amid a general strike by public transport workers, whose unions are calling for wage increases and have rejected a proposal of a 0.8% increase fo


Nationwide workers' strike paralyzes Belgium

BRUSSELS – A national strike in Belgium over pay and working conditions led to the cancellation of all flights in and out of the country, halted public transport and prompted blockades outside factories, bringing much of the country to a standstill Wednesday.


Non-stop from Brussels, Belgium to Zanzibar, Tanzania for only €156 one-way

Non-stop flights from Brussels, Belgium to Zanzibar, Tanzania for only €156 one-way. Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price. Use Google Chrome to translate the booking site if needed:


Sluggish procedure against Hungary back on table

Troubles with Hungary and Poland will be back on the agenda of EU affairs ministers next Tuesday (19 February) - but procedures looking into their dismantling of the rule of law and the erosion of democracy in the two countries will not move forward.