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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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#BrusselsInView: Getting spiritual in the Ardennes

#BrusselsInView: Getting spiritual in the Ardennes

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Martin Banks explains how chilling-out is easy in one of the most spectacular parts of Belgium. In light of recent events, you could be forgiven for thinking the world had gone slightly mad. If, like many, need a reminder of humanity’s better side, there’s no better place than the Belgian Ardennes, which is home to […]

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#BrusselsInView: Giants from the past ‘brought back to life’ at Brussels expo

#BrusselsInView: Giants from the past ‘brought back to life’ at Brussels expo

It’s the “must see” summer exhibition in Belgium – and one for old and young alike. Yes, the biggest dino expo ever has now opened in Brussels. More than 60 lifelike, animated dinosaurs have invaded Palais 2, Brussels Expo for Expo Dino World. Since 20 May, the gigantic doors of what is thought to be […]

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#BrusselsInView: Gongs dished out for Brussels innovators

#BrusselsInView: Gongs dished out for Brussels innovators

Nine Brussels cultural and tourist initiatives that are credited with helping to restore the city’s battered image after the terrorist attacks last year have been recognized.  Each are said to have had a “real impact” in repairing Brussels’ reputation after 32 people were killed in the March 2016 attacks. The attacks at the city’s airport […]

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#BrusselsInView: No #Brexit for Brussels’ Mini Europe attraction

#BrusselsInView: No #Brexit for Brussels’ Mini Europe attraction

The UK may have made known its decision to leave the EU, but there is some good news for Remainers: the British monuments at Brussels’ Mini Europe family park will stay – for the time being at least.  The fear was that it would not just be the EU that will shrink in the event […]

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#BrusselsInView: What’s happening in Brussels and beyond – a few tips for summer

#BrusselsInView: What’s happening in Brussels and beyond – a few tips for summer

Need to keep up with local news and events on Facebook? Founder of a local event page, Mike Chambers, explains What’s Happening Belgium? “It’s an open group on Facebook – multilingual – and now has more than 9,000 members and reflects not only Belgians but those who come to the country as expats from all […]

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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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