LONDON On a national tour of sorrow, King Charles III has heard many expressions of condolence for the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. But few were as tinged with symbolism as the one delivered on Tuesday by the speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Alex Maskey, at a royal castle
13/09/2022 With that visit, the Minister-President wants to strengthen the economic ties between Flanders and Ireland. Since Brexit, Flemish exports to the country have increased exponentially. But according to Jambon there is still more potential. In 2021, Flanders exported EUR 3.11 billion to Ireland. That was 28.23% more than in 2020. Imports from Ireland in the same year amounted to 18.65 billion euros.
01/12/2021 The Flemish leader Jan Jambon (nationalist) has asked for a new meeting of the Codeco, the consultative committee that represents Belgiums different governments and has the final say on corona measures. Mr Jambon is seeking fresh powers to ban indoor events.
11/07/2013 A Flemish woman was among six Greenpeace activists who scaled the Shard in London. Their protest on the highest building in the European Union was aimed against gas and oil exploration by the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell.
20/12/2012 The Belgian banker Raphal Geys, who worked for the French bank Socit Generale, is to receive a 12.5 million euro redundancy payment. The Belgian banker took court action in order to obtain the settlement and improved an earlier settlement worth 7 million euros.
21/09/2022 Sixty wine waiters and wine experts are ready to provide judgement on the 173 wines produced on 53 Belgian wine estates. 2021 was a very humid year and as result the vines were affected by mould and yield was much lower than in previous years. 2022 is the opposite says Lodewijk Waes, a winegrower from Zwijnaarde (East Flanders) and president of ...
31/05/2012 Belgium has fallen back two positions in a world ranking showing the competitive character of national economies. Belgium now features on the 25th spot.
30/05/2013 Belgium has dropped one place in the annual international ranking of different countries' competitive position compiled by a Swiss business school IMD. Belgium now features on the 26th spot in a ranking that includes 60 countries. Belgium does better in the education ranking coming home in 7th position, while Belgium jumps from 17th place to the 13th spot when productivity and efficiency are ...
21/09/2022 The estimated 10,000 people, who took part, support the idea of extending social tariff energy prices the lowest on the market - to a larger group of people and the non-indexation of rents. Even basic products like food are becoming 5% to 10% more expensive said Miranda Ulens of the socialist union ABVV.
15/05/2013 At the end of the first week for registrations for Flemish kindergartens in Brussels open to all it has become clear that not a single place is still to be had.
15/09/2013 Bart De Wever, the leader of the Flemish nationalist party N-VA, is considering proposing a candidate to become Prime Minister after next year's elections. However, he repeated that he will not be a candidate himself.
21/06/2013 The organisation of Flemish Guides & Scouts Movements has issued a general warning towards its members, saying that they should be careful during night games in forests as they could bump into wild boars. The Environmental Agency says that incidents are rare, but adds that the tip is useful.
18/10/2010 The news was announced by MP Ben Weyts. The decision is expected to deepen the gap between Dutch and French speakers even further.
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T aiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told a delegation of US lawmakers on Thursday that the island will continue to work with the United States to forge closer trade and economic ties.
forge. ( forges plural & 3rd person present) ( forging present participle) ( forged past tense & past participle ) 1 v-recip If one person or institution forges an agreement or relationship with another, they create it with a lot of hard work, hoping that it will be strong or lasting. The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship ...
04/11/2022 economic ties Russia and North Korea recently restarted train travel for the first time since railway journeys were cut during the COVID pandemic with an unusually opulent cargo - 30 grey ...
07/10/2022 economic ties The vast majority of North Korea's trade goes through China, but Russia is a potentially important partner as well, particularly for providing oil, experts said.
04/11/2022 Economic Ties Russia and North Korea recently restarted train travel for the first time since railway journeys were cut during the COVID pandemic with an unusually opulent cargo - 30 grey ...