Belgium http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23600/all en Brussels motor show marketing models told to cover up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Carmakers showing off their<br /> latest models at the Brussels motor show later this month have<br /> been told to refrain from using scantily dressed women to<br /> promote their wares.</p> <p>Reports of lewd behaviour by some male visitors at last<br /> year's event prompted Belgium's equal opportunities minister<br /> Joelle Milquet to write to the organisers.</p> <p>She criticised the use of women in body-hugging outfits for<br /> advertising purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium British International Motor Show Business CDATA Europe Joƫlle Milquet Person Career Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:32 +0000 5731372 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Belgian airport reopens after plane crash kills family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-plane-crash-kills-5-closes-belgiums-charleroi-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robin Emmott</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A small passenger plane crashed at Belgium's Charleroi airport on Saturday, killing five people and closing the international hub used by Ryanair for six hours just as thousands of people were due to go away on holiday.</p> <p>The aircraft, a Cessna, had problems on takeoff and tried to return to Charleroi to make an emergency landing but crashed on the side of the runway, airport officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-plane-crash-kills-5-closes-belgiums-charleroi-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Belgium Brussels Airport Entertainment Geography of Belgium Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:30:26 +0000 5750927 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian kindergarten murder trial begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/belgian-kindergarten-murder-trial-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kim De Gelder accused of killing four people</p> <p>* Case centres on whether he is sane to answer for killings</p> <p>GHENT, Belgium, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A Belgian court set out on Friday to judge the sanity of a man who admitted to killing two babies and a child minder and wounding many others at a day-care centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/belgian-kindergarten-murder-trial-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Crime in Belgium Dendermonde Kim De Gelder Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:45:18 +0000 5763580 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium 'Joker' snubs lawyer at nursery murders' trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-joker-snubs-lawyer-at-nursery-murders-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A lawyer for a young Belgian who disguised himself as Batman foe "The Joker" before going on a killing spree at a nursery four years ago said Friday he was mentally ill and not responsible and should be committed.</p> <p>Kim De Gelder, now aged 24 and facing four counts of murder and 25 of attempted murder after going on the rampage, was a paranoid schizophrenic who "is irresponsible and cannot be punished," his defence lawyer Jaak Haentjens told a court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-joker-snubs-lawyer-at-nursery-murders-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Crime Dendermonde AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:31:25 +0000 5763703 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian finance minister Steven Vanackere resigns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/belgian-finance-minister-steven-vanackere-resigns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgian Finance Minister Steven Vanackere on Tuesday announced he was resigning from the government after being cited in a scandal concerning Belfius bank, Belga news agency said.</p> <p>Vanackere denied any wrongdoing in an affair regarding the bank and a social organisation linked to his Flemish Christian-democrat CDV party, the agency added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/belgian-finance-minister-steven-vanackere-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Government Politics of Belgium Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:00:48 +0000 5773711 at http://www.globalpost.com Lecture on importance of Belgium in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/lecture-importance-belgium-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A lecture was held on the topic of Belgium, a Country at the Heart of Europe, a Laboratory of the European Construction by Dr. Stephane MUND, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Belgium, Islamabad on 11th April 2013 at the Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE), University of Karachi.</p><P>In her introductory remarks Dr. Uzma Shujaat, Incharge, Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi highlighted that prior to the formation of the European Union in 1992, Belgium and Luxembourg formed their own economic union with a shared currency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/lecture-importance-belgium-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Human Interest Political geography Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:18:09 +0000 Asianet 5813071 at http://www.globalpost.com Lecture on importance of Belgium in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/lecture-importance-belgium-europe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A lecture was held on the topic of Belgium, a Country at the Heart of Europe, a Laboratory of the European Construction by Dr. Stephane MUND, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Belgium, Islamabad on 11th April 2013 at the Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE), University of Karachi.</p><P>In her introductory remarks Dr. Uzma Shujaat, Incharge, Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi highlighted that prior to the formation of the European Union in 1992, Belgium and Luxembourg formed their own economic union with a shared currency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/lecture-importance-belgium-europe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Human Interest Political geography Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:47:47 +0000 Asianet 5814315 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian Nobel winner commits euthanasia at 95 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/belgian-nobel-winner-commits-euthanasia-at-95 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eminent Belgian scientist Christian de Duve, a winner of the Nobel prize for medicine, died Saturday aged 95 after committing euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, his family said.</p> <p>De Duve was the second well-known Belgian to choose mercy killing after the death in 2008 of writer Hugo Claus. Belgium was the second country in the world after <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/benelux">The Netherlands</a> to legalise euthanasia in 2002.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/belgian-nobel-winner-commits-euthanasia-at-95" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Political geography Technology AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 12:45:24 +0000 5831766 at http://www.globalpost.com Divided Belgium to swear in new king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130720/divided-belgium-swear-new-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip Blenkinsop</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will swear in a new king on Sunday with festivities but also questions over the political influence of the monarch and the acceptance of Philippe as the king of all Belgians.</p> <p>The 183-year-old country is split across the middle, with many Dutch speakers seeking greater independence for Flanders in the north and wary of a monarchy seen rooted in the once powerful, but now poorer French-speaking Wallonia in the south.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130720/divided-belgium-swear-new-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Jul 2013 02:01:27 +0000 5889257 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian football skipper welcomes new king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/belgian-football-skipper-welcomes-new-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium football captain Vincent Kompany on Sunday welcomed new King Philippe and bade farewell to Albert II after the latter stepped down as "King of the Belgians" at the age of 79.</p> <p>"Our 'Low Country' deserves a real party, north to south, east to west! Good day to King Philippe and the radiant new Queen Mathilde. I wish you a positive reign and your father a fine rest," wrote Kompany, himself nicknamed "Vince the Prince" by fans of his club Manchester City, on his Facebook page.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/belgian-football-skipper-welcomes-new-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Politics of Belgium AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:01:53 +0000 5889705 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Belgian skipper salutes Albert II http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/football-belgian-skipper-salutes-albert-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium football captain Vincent Kompany on Sunday paid tribute to Albert II after the latter stepped down as stepped down as "King of the Belgians" at the age of 79.</p> <p>"Our 'Low Country' deserves a real party, north to south, east to west! Good day to King Philippe and the radiant new Queen Mathilde. I wish you a positive reign and your father a fine rest," wrote Kompany, himself nicknamed Vince the Prince by fans of his club Manchester City, on his Facebook page.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/football-belgian-skipper-salutes-albert-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Politics of Belgium AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:01:59 +0000 5889706 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium's telecoms firm Belgacom hacked; officials suspect state-sponsored cyber-espionage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130917/belgiums-telecoms-firm-belgacom-hacked-officials-suspect-sta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS - Belgium's main phone operator said Monday its systems have been hacked in what the government described as a suspected incident of cyber-espionage.</p> <p>Initial information points toward a sophisticated system of intrusion not for sabotage purposes but for "strategic information gathering" with the technology used suggesting "a high-level involvement by another country," Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130917/belgiums-telecoms-firm-belgacom-hacked-officials-suspect-sta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgacom Belgium Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication The Canadian Press Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:18:09 +0000 5935959 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium's Flemish nationalists no longer want federal PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131030/belgiums-flemish-nationalists-no-longer-want-federal-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium's Flemish nationalists headed Wednesday into a 2014 election campaign with a proposal to harshly trim the federal government, including the post of premier now occupied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, media reported. </p> <p>The manifesto of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) headed by Bart De Wever does not seek outright independence for Flanders, the northern Dutch-speaking and economically powerful region of Belgium, but aims to turn the present federal state into a confederation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131030/belgiums-flemish-nationalists-no-longer-want-federal-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Europe Politics of Belgium Social Issues War AFP Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:40:11 +0000 5975825 at http://www.globalpost.com China to participate in Belgian culture events in Mons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/china-participate-belgian-culture-events-mons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- China is the first non-European country to confirm its presence in the festival "Mons European Capital of Culture 2015" in Belgium.</p> <p>A memorandum was signed Wednesday in Brussels by Yang Zhijin, Chinese Vice Minister of Culture, and Fadila Laanan, Minister of Culture and Audiovisual of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.</p> <p>According to the memorandum on bilateral cooperation in the framework of Mons 2015, Chinese art groups will be encouraged to take part in the festivities of the Belgian city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/china-participate-belgian-culture-events-mons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Brussels Europe Xinhua News Agency Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:46:17 +0000 6017763 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Irish students killed in Belgian fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/two-irish-students-killed-belgian-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Irish students died Friday after a fierce fire tore through their residence in the Belgian university town of Leuven, officials said.</p> <p>The blaze, the cause of which was not known, broke out at around 6:00am (0500 GMT) in a two-storey student house, the Belga news agency quoted police as saying.</p> <p>Dace Zarina, 22, and Sara Gibadlo, 19, were both killed in the fire, said the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, where they were students in hotel and catering management.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/two-irish-students-killed-belgian-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Education Flanders Politics of Belgium AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:47:36 +0000 6058328 at http://www.globalpost.com