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News Belgium Culture: Belgian economy needs €37.5 billion shock injection, says PS

Published on: Saturday 30 May 2020
Belgian economy needs €37.5 billion shock injection, says PS
News source: https://www.brusselstimes.com/news-contents/economic/114337/coronavirus-magnette-wants-37-5-billion-euro-shock-injection-for-the-economy/

Belgium's economy needs a €37.5 billion shock injection to restart after the lockdown prompted by the new coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Paul Magnette, the president of the Walloon socialis ...

News Belgium Culture: Why Belgian club Lommel SK appeals to Man City owners

Published on: Monday 18 May 2020
Why Belgian club Lommel SK appeals to Man City owners
News source: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-lommel-sk-news-18269072

Manchester City's parent company added a ninth football club to their stable last week with the purchase of Lommel SK in Belgium ...

News Belgium Culture: Manchester City parent company add Belgian team to their stable

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Manchester City parent company add Belgian team to their stable
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/11/manchester-city-add-belgian-second-division-side-to-their-stable

The parent company of Manchester City has bought the Belgian second division club Lommel, making them the ninth in its global portfolio ...

News Belgium Culture: Man City acquire Belgian second division club Lommel SK

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Man City acquire Belgian second division club Lommel SK
News source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/sport/football/man-city-acquire-belgian-second-division-club-lommel-sk

The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed to buy Belgian second division club Lommel SK, City Football Group (CFG) said in a statement here on Monday. The Belgian team will ...

News Belgium Culture: City Football Group acquire Belgian side Lommel SK

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
City Football Group acquire Belgian side Lommel SK
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/city-football-group-acquire-belgian-115843607.html

City Football Group has expanded its portfolio of clubs into Belgium by taking over second-tier side Lommel SK.

News Belgium Culture: Buzzy travel media startup Culture Trip quietly plans to lay off nearly half of its UK workforce after making redundancies in its New York office

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
Buzzy travel media startup Culture Trip quietly plans to lay off nearly half of its UK workforce after making redundancies in its New York office
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/culture-trip-layoffs-2020-5

The travel industry has been hammered by COVID-19.

News Belgium Culture: The Latest: Belgium allows more shops to open next week

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
The Latest: Belgium allows more shops to open next week
News source: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/health/latest-belgium/MFXQRWIYMHIOHSQL4GX5HFSMI4/

Belgian Prime minister Sophie Wilmes announced loosening of social distancing measures, allowing more shops to open next week and hosting friends or family members at home ...

News Belgium Culture: Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Gala Concert WORLDWIDE CONCERT FOR OUR CULTURE

Published on: Monday 13 April 2020
Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Gala Concert WORLDWIDE CONCERT FOR OUR CULTURE
News source: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jazz-at-Lincoln-Center-Announces-Gala-Concert-WORLDWIDE-CONCERT-FOR-OUR-CULTURE-20200413

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2020 gala concert, Worldwide Concert for Our Culture, will feature culturedefining artists from Japan, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Cuba, and the United States joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis from remote locations.

News Belgium Culture: Belgian judges overturn ban on Chinese Confucius Institute professor accused of spying

Published on: Sunday 19 April 2020
Belgian judges overturn ban on Chinese Confucius Institute professor accused of spying
News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/belgian-judges-overturn-ban-chinese-065205666.html

A Chinese professor accused of espionage has won his case against a Belgian order which barred him from the European Union’s visa-free Schengen Area for eight years.Song Xinning had just completed his tenure as head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels when he was accused last year by Belgium’s state

News Belgium Culture: Belgian tech company joins M&T, 43North in Seneca One Tower

Published on: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Belgian tech company joins M&T, 43North in Seneca One Tower
News source: https://buffalonews.com/2020/04/21/belgian-tech-company-joins-mt-43north-as-seneca-one-tenants/

Odoo S.A., an international business software company based in Belgium, will become the third major tenant to sign on to developer ... "We got here, and the whole experience made sense, from the food ...

News Belgium Culture: Belgian ban on Chinese Confucius Institute professor accused of spying overturned

Published on: Sunday 19 April 2020
Belgian ban on Chinese Confucius Institute professor accused of spying overturned
News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3080679/belgian-ban-chinese-confucius-institute-professor-accused

However, Belgian newspaper De Morgan quoted a Brussels immigration spokesperson as saying ... cut ties with the Confucius Institute after professors complained its programmes were Chinese propaganda ...

News Belgium Culture: Take a Virtual Tour of This Belgian Sourdough Library

Published on: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Take a Virtual Tour of This Belgian Sourdough Library
News source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-virtual-tour-belgian-sourdough-library-180974668/

Sourdough librarian Karl De Smedt, a confectioner and baker by training, has traveled the world to build the library’s collection. He oversaw the venue’s opening in 2013 and has gathered up to a few ...

News Belgium Culture: Coronavirus risks a return of the throwaway culture

Published on: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Coronavirus risks a return of the throwaway culture
News source: https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-risks-shift-back-to-throw-away-culture/

One month after the European Commission launched an ambitious package to move from a throwaway culture to a more circular economy ... with a lot of recyclables now being burned or landfilled. In ...

News Belgium Culture: Egyptian violinists Amira and Mariam Abouzahra win prestigious int'l competition in Belgium

Published on: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Egyptian violinists Amira and Mariam Abouzahra win prestigious int'l competition in Belgium
News source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/5/33/365430/Arts--Culture/Music/Egyptian-violinists-Amira-and-Mariam-Abouzahra-win.aspx

Egyptian-Hungarian sisters Amira Abouzahra and Mariam Abouzahra won the highest awards at the 13th edition of the International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists, which was held between ...

News Belgium Culture: Belgium’s fries spared from country’s coronavirus lockdown

Published on: Monday 16 March 2020
Belgium’s fries spared from country’s coronavirus lockdown
News source: https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/belgiums-fries-spared-from-countrys-coronavirus-lockdown/

Belgium’s national dish, fried potato sticks that many English speakers refer to as “French fries,” has escaped the country’s near lockdown over coronavirus, with vendors allowed to stay open while all cafes and restaurants have been forced to close.

News Belgium Culture: European Business Etiquette Essentials

Published on: Wednesday 04 March 2020
European Business Etiquette Essentials
News source: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/european-business-etiquette-essentials.html

In our hyperconnected world, we are required to make the perception shift from viewing our own culture as “the culture” to “a culture,” one of many ... French love to explore the world and try new and ...

News Belgium Culture: Belgium uninvites anti-Israel NGO with terror ties to UN Security Council

Published on: Saturday 22 February 2020
Belgium uninvites anti-Israel NGO with terror ties to UN Security Council
News source: https://www.jpost.com/International/Belgium-uninvites-anti-Israel-NGO-with-terror-ties-to-UN-Security-Council-618420

Though Belgium (population 11,000,000) has around 30,000 Jews, the Jewish community is not planning any demonstrations against the carnival, with a source saying they are worried about calling ...

News Belgium Culture: Countries' rush to restitute objects is part of the problem, says Belgian lawyer

Published on: Sunday 01 March 2020
Countries' rush to restitute objects is part of the problem, says Belgian lawyer
News source: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/african-art-experts-say-that-sixth-century-sculpture-returned-to-nigeria-is-a-forgery

Specialists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History—an agency affiliated with the Mexican government’s ministry of culture—helped identify the artefact as a sixth ... But Julien Volper, ...