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Brussels gears up for start of #TourDeFrance

Brussels gears up for start of #TourDeFrance

| June 3, 2019

Brussels is gearing up for its undoubted sporting highlight of the year – hosting the start of the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling race. This prestigious event coincides nicely with another memorable event for Belgian cycling fans: the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy […]

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A ‘must visit’ eatery at heart of Brussels’ tourist trap

A ‘must visit’ eatery at heart of Brussels’ tourist trap

| May 22, 2019

The Place Sainte Catherine area is full of places to eat but one “must visit” restaurant among them is L’Huitriere, serving some of the best fish dishes to be found in Brussels – and all in a historic setting, writes Martin Banks. One clue as to the quality is offered directly outside with a particularly […]

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Upcoming presidential elections in #Kazakhstan discussed in #Brussels

Upcoming presidential elections in #Kazakhstan discussed in #Brussels

| May 17, 2019

The Brussels Press Club hosted a press briefing by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belgium, Aigul Kuspan, on the upcoming presidential elections in Kazakhstan on 14 May. During the briefing, Kuspan informed foreign and Kazakh journalists, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps and institutions of the European Union about the background of the […]

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#Koezio for indoor adventure

#Koezio for indoor adventure

| April 29, 2019

They say good news travels far and news about one of the newer and more exciting visitor attractions in Brussels has stretched a long way – as far as Canada and Thailand. The indoor adventure park Koezio, located at the thriving Docks Bruxel shopping and leisure complex, sees about 150,000 visitors pass through its doors […]

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Taiwanese experts highlight the importance of #Taiwan democracy 

Taiwanese experts highlight the importance of #Taiwan democracy 

| March 12, 2019

On 6 March, the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) and Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) put on a panel event ‘Sharp Power: China’s growing influence in Europe, U.S. and Asia’, the first Brussels event to look specifically at this issue. The expert panel consisted of Martin Hala (Sinopsis), Russel Hsiao (GTI) and I-Chung Lai […]

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#Salisbury – EU foreign ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

#Salisbury – EU foreign ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

| January 22, 2019

The EU’s foreign ministers imposed sanctions on nine persons and one entity under the new regime of restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons created on 15 October 2018. These designations include the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU (Intelligence arm of the Russian Armed Forces) […]

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#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

| January 22, 2019

Simon Coveney, Irish Tánaiste, reacted to the suggestion put forward by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz that a time limit be placed on the backstop concerning the Irish border. The backstop is one of the issues that British MPs have identified as a barrier to adopting the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK. Coveney said the […]

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