04 August 2016

AB InBev, the largest brewer in the world, confirmed in a press release today that its headquarters will remain in Leuven, also after the planned takeover of SABMiller.

03 August 2016

On Friday 8 August, the Olympic Games began in Rio de Janeiro. Belgium hasn't just sent athletes to Brazil, but also 7 scientists from DoCoLab, the anti-doping control laboratory of Ghent University. These scientists have joined their Brazilian colleagues to help with anti-doping tests.

28 July 2016

On 27 July 2016, the Belgian company Sioen Industries NV announced the acquisition of Dimension-Polyant, the world market leader in sailcloth manufacturing for boats. The value of the transaction amounts to 38 million euros.

24 July 2016

Belgian athletes enjoyed considerable success at the European Inline Cup, which was held from 23 until 30 July in the Netherlands. In particular, Sandrine Tas, Bart Swings and the junior Nymphe Keuleers assured the medals.

Events

08 September 2016 - 30 September 2016

The eleventh edition of Design September, an annual festival with around a hundred cultural and commercial events, is to be held in Brussels from Thursday 8 September until Friday 30 September 2016.

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

Did you know ?

Did you know that the microbes responsible for diphtheria and whooping cough were discovered by a Belgian?