20 October 2017

Scientists at the Centre for Cancer Biology of the VIB-KU Leuven have discovered that melanocytes are at the root of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

20 October 2017

"The Spielberg of Molenbeek", is what Time has dubbed the Belgian director Adil El Arbi. The renowned magazine has included the film maker in its list of "leaders of the next generation".

20 October 2017

From now until 14 January 2018, the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris will be exhibiting the princely portraits by the multi-facetted genius Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).

19 October 2017

The Belgian capital did not have a statue of the singer Jacques Brel. But this oversight has now been corrected with the inauguration at the start of October 2017 of a bronze statue by Tom Frantzen, dedicated to the author of "Plat pays".

Events

10 October 2017 - 21 January 2018

The EUROPALIA arts biennial was established in 1969 to celebrate a country's cultural and artistic heritage.

Promotional film about Belgium

Kingdom of Belgium

Capital   Brussels
Area   30,528 km²
Population   11 million
Population Density   365 inhabitants/km²
Languages   Dutch, French, German
Political System   Monarchy
Head of State   H.M. King Philippe
Hymn   Brabançonne
Motto   Strength through Unity
Currency   Euro
GDP   $524,8 Billion

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Did you know that the best show jumpers come from Belgium?