Tag: Belgium

‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

| December 2, 2019

At its annual parade in March, the carnival of Aalst, a city located 20 km west of Brussels, displayed giant puppets depicting Orthodox Jews with hooked noses standing on chests of money surrounded by rats, writes  Yossi Lempkowicz. Now, Aalst has decided to pull its annual carnival from the UNESCO ahead of a meeting later […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

| October 12, 2019

Belgian bartenders have joined forces to organize a two-week cocktail festival across the country from 14-31 October, writes Martin Banks. The aim is to show that drinking a good (non) alcoholic cocktail in a cocktail bar can be fun for everyone. But there’s a more serious side to the event too: all the participating bars […]

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#Kazakhstan ‘should not be source of competition’ with East and West Europe

#Kazakhstan ‘should not be source of competition’ with East and West Europe

| October 11, 2019

Kazakhstan and central Asia should not be the source of a “competition” between East and West Europe, a conference in Brussels was told. The comments, by a senior EU official, come amid concerns that oil-rich countries such as Kazakhstan may be tempted to move towards the east, namely Russia, or Europe and the west in […]

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Belgium ‘important’ European partner to #Kazakhstan, Brussels meeting hears

Belgium ‘important’ European partner to #Kazakhstan, Brussels meeting hears

| October 10, 2019

Belgium is one of  Europe’s “important” political and economic partners for Kazakhstan, a meeting in Brussels was told. It was told that relations between the two countries are developing in a spirit of “mutual trust and respect”. This was one of the messages to emerge from the round table, ‘Kazakhstan-Belgium: Prospects for Trade, Economic and Investment Co-operation’, […]

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Brussels sees launch of new #Monopoly

Brussels sees launch of new #Monopoly

| September 27, 2019

Here’s an offer you might find hard to resist – buying the European Parliament and NATO’s new state-of-the-art HQ in Brussels, writes Martin Banks. Both are up for grabs – at least on the new Monopoly board which has just been launched. A brand new Brussels version of the kids’ favourite  features some of the city’s […]

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#Waterloo – A story of bullets and bones

#Waterloo – A story of bullets and bones

| July 19, 2019

We started out by doing a metal detector survey of the orchard at Mont St Jean, which is right next to the farm. We were looking for evidence for the use of the farm as one of the main field hospitals during the battle of Waterloo, writes Professor Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for […]

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