A sparkling wine from Hainaut has won an award for excellence at an international wine-tasting competition. A major first!
The Mayor of Ghent, Daniël Termont (61), was elected the second best mayor in the world by the World Mayor Project on 3 February.
Belgian healthcare is among the best in Europe. In terms of waiting times, Belgium is even leading the way.
Belgium is ranked 15th in the list made by The Economist of the best countries to be born.
According to the world leader in consulting, Reputation Institute, Brussels has a better reputation than, for example, Paris or Rome.
Belgium is the best country at respecting women's rights, according to the recent gender index from OECD.