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Sunny valentine celebration throughout Belgium  The Brussels Times

The temperatures go up markedly for all those celebrating valentine today, with up to 13 degrees C° and sun in Brussels, according to the Royal Meteor...

The Brussels Times
Nestlé to launch new Starbucks products in Belgium  The Brussels Times

Nestlé plans to launch a new range of Starbucks products in a first batch of countries, including Belgium, considered a key market for the two brands,...

The Brussels Times
Strike leaves all Belgium flights canceled  CNN

A strike by air traffic controllers in Belgium left all flights in and out of the country canceled for a 24-hour period. CNN's Zain Asher speaks with Filip Lemberechts ...

Belgium tax break for BP, others, upheld by EU court  Reuters

BP, BASF and more than 30 other multinationals stand to benefit after EU judges overturned an order demanding Belgium revoke a tax break.

Belgian PM criticizes UN report on racism in Belgium  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says he is baffled by a preliminary U.N. report that said racial discrimination against Africans "is endemic" in Belgium's ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Belgium Student Climate Change Protests - Act VI  Euronews English

Students in Belgium are marching against climate change for the 6th week. Some 35,000 Belgian students skipped school last week to call for government ...

Euronews English
Australia draw Belgium, Colombia in Davis Cup finals  The Age

Australia have been drawn in Group D alongside seeded team Belgium and Colombia in the new-look Davis Cup finals which take place in Madrid in November ...

The Age
Belgium Cancels All Flights For 24 Hours as Air Traffic Controllers Strike  Popular Mechanics

Belgium has halted all incoming and outbound air traffic for 24 hours as air traffic controllers participate in a national strike over low wages. According to CNN ...

Popular Mechanics
“Win a trip to South Tyrol" is underway in Belgium and the Netherlands  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

Margaux Balériaux: Is Belgium Europe's new logistics hotspot? | Leadership  Business Chief Europe

Over the recent years, Belgium has managed to attract big name distributors such as Johnson & Johnson, H&M or Coca-Cola and most recently the global giant ...

Business Chief Europe
Uganda deports MTN chief to Belgium over ‘national security’  Capital FM Kenya

Uganda, Kampala, Feb 15 - Uganda deported the Belgian head of South African telecoms giant MTN's local branch on Thursday night, with police saying he ...

Capital FM Kenya
Belgium's counterintel chief accused of spying for Russia: media  UNIAN

The head of Belgium's counterintelligence *service* has been suspended amid claims that he spied for Russia, according to reports. The claims that he spied for ...

Belgium triumph to claim Nations Cup  gulfnews.com

Depla hails 2-1 win over Tunisia in silver jubilee edition of annual teams' competition.

Belgium's excess profits tax scheme is not State aid, EU court concludes–MNE Tax  MNE Tax

Professor and EU tax and state aid expert, Dr. Patricia Lampreave, discusses today's European General Court decision annulling an EU Commission decision ...

Belgium to adopt digital civil register from 31 March  Telecompaper

Belgium is moving to an all-digital civil register from 31 March. The central database will include municipal and civil court acts such as marriage and birth ...

Look to Oregon, not Belgium  HeraldScotland

MARTIN Conroy (Letters, February 13) refers to the Belgian legal euthanasia system which, to me, appears to have gone too far beyond a reasonable…

Belgium Gift & Incentive Cards Market Size & Forecast (2014-2023): Analysis on Business & Retail Consumer Spending Pattern, Attitude and Behaviour, 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2019--The “Belgium Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics - Market Size and ...

Associated Press
UN experts say Belgium needs to apologize for colonialism  Fox News

U.N. experts say that racial discrimination "is endemic" in Belgium's institutions and that the nation needs to apologize for crimes committed during its ...

Fox News
Bright Brussels Festival held in Brussels, capital of Belgium - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Visitors view an artistic light installation on the Bright Brussels Festival in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Feb. 14, 2019. Featuring a dozen of light installations, ...

Belgium Report: 76% of Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse Were Males  Breitbart

A report on clergy sex abuse in Belgium revealed that 76% of priests' victims were male, echoing patterns of homosexual abuse elsewhere.

In Belgium, Students Are Striking For The Climate - And They've Forced A Minister To Resign  Forbes

Over the past month high school students have been walking out of class to protest adult inaction on climate change, and this week a long-serving climate ...

Belgium climate protests: Children skip school to demonstrate  BBC News

For a fourth week, tens of thousands of children have skipped school in Belgium to join protests demanding tougher action against climate change. Ahead of the ...

BBC News
Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo released to Belgium  Aljazeera.com

Former leader released month after he was acquitted by ICC on condition that he would surrender his passport.

Going to a spa? Try the original one, in Belgium.  The Washington Post

The town of Spa is where the tradition began, and where it continues.

The Washington Post
70000 Protest in Belgium to Fight Climate Change  TIME

At least 70000 people in Brussels demanded the Belgian government and the European Union increase their efforts to fight climate change.

Belgium bank robbery: Thieves use sewers to carry out raid  BBC News

A gang in Belgium carry out a dangerous robbery on a bank vault in the city of Antwerp.

BBC News
Belgium agrees to take in former Ivory Coast president  The Guardian

Belgium has agreed to take in the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the international criminal court in The Hague, a foreign ...

The Guardian
Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand action  BBC News

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.

BBC News
ASF Belgium: Now 457 dead wild boar; 2 men arrested  Pig Progress

African Swine Fever problems are far from over in southern Belgium. In the 1st week of February more than 50 new infected carcasses were reported to the ...

Pig Progress
Belgium's BNP Paribas Fortis unleashes bank account aggregator  Fintech Futures

Belgium-based BNP Paribas Fortis, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, has launched the multi-banking version of its Easy Banking App for iPhone and Android ...

Fintech Futures
GM’s Ariv Electric Bikes Arrive in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands  Automobile

GM's bikes were designed and engineered in North America, but they'll hit European markets in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium first.

Looking towards Belgium's nuclear-free future  Power Technology

The recent closure of six out of seven nuclear reactors raised concerns over the ability of Belgium's nuclear-free future in the coming months.

Power Technology
Pensioner faces charges for turning Belgium home into the Fuhrer's Eagle Nest with Nazi banners  Daily Mail

George Boeckstaens, 75, covered his house with swastikas in a dedication to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. But his bizarre hobby could see him jailed if prosecutors ...

Daily Mail
Here are the 5 hottest startups in Belgium  The Next Web

With the best classic comics, specialty beer, gourmet chocolate, and golden brown fries, Belgium has enough local remedies to soothe the stressed-out EU ...

The Next Web
Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest  Washington Post

BRUSSELS — More than 10,000 students skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate. Despite ...

Washington Post
LNG tankers heading to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands  Business Recorder

The following liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are expected to arrive in Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands in the coming weeks. Estimated arrival dates.

Business Recorder
Konami stops PES 2019 in-game currency sales in Belgium  PC Gamer

Konami has announced that it's halting the sale of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019's in-game currency in Belgium. The sale of myClub Coins will cease across all ...

PC Gamer
Mario Botta designs 'Labiomista' for artist Koen Vanmechelen in Belgium  The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.

The Architect's Newspaper
PES 2019 Removes myCoins from Sale in Belgium After Loot Box Ruling  TrueAchievements

Konami has removed PES 2019's myClub Coins from sale in Belgium after conceding the Belgian Gaming Commission's interpretation of local law.

Belgium: Say No To Article 13 and 11  EFF

The European Union is on the brink of handing even more power to a handful of giant American tech companies, in exchange for a temporary profit-sharing ...

CEO Aldi Belgium promoted to board Aldi Nord  Retail Detail Europe

Current Aldi Belgium CEO Hendrik Van de Walle is promoted to the discounter's international level as he becomes a member of the board of Aldi Nord. This way ...

Retail Detail Europe
Thousands of Students in Belgium Skip School to Protest Climate Change  NowThis

More than 30,000 students in Belgium skipped school to protest climate change. On January 24, thousands of students filled the streets, braving rain and snow ...

Brits in Belgium thrown no-deal Brexit lifeline  EURACTIV

British citizens already living and working in Belgium will be free to remain even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK's ambassador in Brussels confirmed on ...

BBC considers setting up international base in Belgium after Brexit  The Guardian

Move to a EU member state needed for licence to continue broadcasting across continent.

The Guardian
Tottenham official sent to Belgium, with a couple of interesting transfer options for Pochettino  Sport Witness

With the European fixtures back in the calendar, Premier League teams will be sending scouts left, right and centre to look at players ahead of the summer ...

Sport Witness
Former King of Belgium refuses to give DNA sample in paternity case  Euronews English

Albert II has now decided to take his case to the Court of Cassation, the main court of last resort in Belgium.

Euronews English
Belgium's Queen Mathilde becomes an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Brussels  Daily Mail

Queen Mathilde of Belgium, 46, appeared elegant in emerald as she attended a ceremony today in Brussels to become an honorary member of the Royal ...

Daily Mail
Youth climate change protests spread through Belgium in fourth week  Euronews English

Young Belgian students in Brussels, Liège and Leuven skipped school for the fourth Thursday in a row to demand action on climate change policies.

Euronews English
Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel admits no deal is better than a bad deal  Daily Mail

Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel said a no deal Brexit in March would at least offer the EU clarity on the way forward with just 44 days to go.

Daily Mail
Thornbury pub joins fight to save Lee Belgium  Gazette Series

A Thornbury pub has joined the fight to try and save a little boy's life.

Gazette Series
New Belgium Is Firing on All Cylinders at the Source Hotel  303 Magazine

Now brewing at The Source Hotel, New Belgium Brewing is bringing a new kind of beer experience to the city of Denver.

303 Magazine
Why Is the Far Right Losing Voters in Belgium?  Fair Observer

In recent years, Flemish politics have been tensely polarized, particularly around the issue of Flemish independence.

Fair Observer
Thousands of students join climate protests in the Netherlands and Belgium  Newstalk 106-108 fm

At least 10000 students have skipped class in the Netherlands to join a major protest demanding ...

Newstalk 106-108 fm
Missing Brit dad found dead in freezing river after going missing at Belgium wedding  Mirror Online

Jason Gapper, 33, from Bristol, disappeared after attending a wedding in Villerot with his fiancée last weekend.

Mirror Online
Airlines for Europe (A4E) unhappy about yet another ATC strike, in Belgium for a change  Aviation24.be

At least 50,000 travellers to be impacted, damaging European tourism and the Belgium economy; The 24-hour strike will disrupt ATC and other public sector ...

Colruyt introduces voice commerce in Belgium  Retail Detail Europe

Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt is to test Google Assistant as a tool to let customers add items to their shopping list: a first for Belgium.

Retail Detail Europe
National strike on 13 February in Belgium: Brussels Airlines cancels entire flight programme (except for some long-haul flights)  Aviation24.be

Belgian trade unions have called a national strike on 13 February after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next two years. The Christian ...

A tunnel and a hole in the floor: Belgium ponders bank heist  WSFA

ANTWERP, BELGIUM (AP/Gray News) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the spectacular weekend bank robbery in Antwerp's famed diamond district, and ...

Traffic Lights In Brussels Want You to Stop Eating Meat  LIVEKINDLY

As climate activists take over Brussels the city's traffic lights are delivering a message on diet: red lights flash "stop meat" and green say "go vegan."

Fundraising bid as family given £7K bill to bring back father from Belgium  Bristol Post

The family of a father from Bradley Stoke who died in a tragic accident in Belgium at the weekend are trying to raise £7,000 to bring his body back to the UK.

Bristol Post
How Congo became the private property of Leopold II of Belgium who exploited and butchered millions  Face2Face Africa

The King of the Belgians, Leopold II, who ruled from 1865 to 1909 has been described as worse than Adolf Hitler for his genocide against the people of the ...

Face2Face Africa
‘Love Island’ Heads To Belgium, Netherlands & Poland As ITV Studios & Motion Content Group Strike Euro Deals  Deadline

Love Island is heading to Belgium, Netherlands and Poland, taking the total number of territories hosting the sexy reality series to 11.

Tour World War I battlefields and cemeteries in France and Belgium  Los Angeles Times

Learn about World War I on a five-day battlefields tour that takes visitors to the front lines in France and Belgium. The Blue-Roads Touring Co. itinerary includes ...

Los Angeles Times
No deal Brexit BOOST: UK signs agreement with Belgium after May's deal rejected by MPs  Express

BRITISH citizens already living in Belgium will be free to remain in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit as Government officials continue to bulk up plans ...

Man United send scout to Belgium to watch EL fixture, could be a Solskjær personal request  Sport Witness

Ole Gunnar Solskjær might have suffered his first defeat as Manchester United manager, but that isn't stopping the club, and him, from thinking about the future.

Sport Witness
Transfer News: AC Milan's Halilovic set for loan move to Belgium  Calciomercato.com english news

Used very little by Gennaro Gattuso during his first months at the San Siro, Alen Halilovic is expected to be loaned by the club in the next hours before the ...

Calciomercato.com english news
Accused of Espionage, Moroccan Kaoutar Fal to Sue Belgium  Morocco World News

Rabat – Kaoutar Fal, a Moroccan woman who was detained in Brussels on suspicion of spying for Morocco intelligence, has lodged a request to the European ...

Morocco World News
Youri Tielemans Joins Leicester City: Four More Links To Belgium  Leicester City

Youri Tielemans' loan deal with Leicester City is the latest in an intriguing line of links between the Football Club and Belgium, the young midfielder's home ...

Leicester City
PNG makes history again as ambassador to Belgium  POST-COURIER

BY GORETHY KENNETH. PNG has again made history as the country's Ambassador to Belgium and EU with Joshua Kalinoe being appointed Chairman of ...

Belgium Welcomes Multiculturalism  Gatestone Institute

The report notes that the texts used call for gays to be stoned to death or thrown off buildings, and described Jews as "corrupt, evil and treacherous people".

Gatestone Institute
Tributes as Bristol man discovered in river at Belgian wedding  Bristol Post

"He always had a way with people, and knew how to see the best in everyone."

Bristol Post
Tesla Model 3 invasion in Europe becomes imminent as cargo ship arrives in Belgium  Teslarati

After conquering the United States's luxury car market in 2018, the Tesla Model 3 is now heading to foreign territories. In Elon Musk's letter to employees last ...

Youth Strike 4 Climate: Thousands of UK students march for the planet  Euronews English

Thousands of pupils are swapping pens for placards as the student climate protests sweeping Europe reach the UK. Demonstrations are taking place this Friday ...

Euronews English
How Man City have changed Kevin de Bruyne's role and position since injury comeback  Manchester Evening News

The Belgium international isn't playing the same way and it's largely down to Pep Guardiola's *fresh* tactics.

Manchester Evening News
PSA: Apex Legends Loot Boxes Disabled In Belgium  NoobFeed

You better grind if you want your Belgian Apex Packs in Apex Legends.

British cryptologist in Belgium explains brain drain resulting from Brexit vote  The Mainichi

BRUSSELS -- As the confusion over Brexit becomes increasingly drawn out, a major brain drain is occurring across various fields in the United Kingdom,

The Mainichi
Throwback Thursday: Tim Howard becomes the Secretary of Defense against Belgium  Stars and Stripes FC

The United States Men's National Team entered their Round of 16 matchup against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup as the underdogs. However, having ...

Stars and Stripes FC
Belgium Now Has "Go Vegan" Traffic Lights  Vegan News

Dozens of stop lights that encourage citizens to stop eating meat and adopt a vegan lifestyle have started to pop up in Belgium over the past few weeks, . 

Vegan News
Belgium NFC payments  QR Code Press

Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by ...

QR Code Press
Surreal images from Belgium’s Aalst Carnival, a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity  Washington Post

Photographer Marieke van der Velden's nine year project on the tradition of Belgian men dressing as women at an annual carnival in Aalst.

Washington Post
Sheffield Wednesday legend Nigel Pearson sacked from managerial job in Belgium  The Star

Former Sheffield Wednesday captain Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Belgian side OH Leuven.

The Star
Carrefour Belgium offers Sunday deliveries in Brussels - Operations and Logistics  InternetRetailing

Carrefour has begun offering deliveries on Sundays for the first time in Brussels in what it claims is a first for the area.

Global Cladding Materials Market 2018 Tata Steel Limited (India), Alcoa Inc. (US), Etex Group (Belgium)  SteerFeed

The primary aim of the global “Cladding Materials” market research report is to evaluate, describe, and forecast the Cladding Materials market globally based on ...

Mark Wignall | 'Belgium' in Grants Pen, a study in long term poverty  Jamaica Gleaner

I began writing for this newspaper in March 1993. At that time, I noticed that the country's politics was making a turn for the better but I was still concerned that ...

Jamaica Gleaner
Belgium’s Prime Minister Resigns After Revolt Over Migration  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — Belgium's prime minister, under pressure from the right and left, submitted his resignation Tuesday in the face of a populist revolt over his ...

The New York Times
Government in Belgium Loses Majority Over U.N. Migration Pact  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — The Belgian government has lost its majority in Parliament after its biggest coalition partner, the right-wing Flemish party, left in opposition to the ...

The New York Times
The man who broke Belgium’s government  POLITICO.eu

Theo Francken is the country's hardline voice on migration — the issue that split the coalition.

State Department Issues Level 2 Advisory for Belgium  PrecisionVaccinations

The US State Department issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory, Exercise Increased Caution, for the country of Belgium on December 21, 2018. This Travel Advisory ...

Belgian police fire water cannon at 'yellow vest' protesters  The Guardian

Belgian police fired water cannon in central Brussels on Friday to drive back protesters inspired by France's “yellow vest” movement who hurled rocks and ...

The Guardian
Why have the 'Yellow Vest' protests spilled over into Belgium?  FRANCE 24 English

As 'Yellow Vest' protesters clashed with police on Saturday in cities across France, most notably in its capital, around 1000 protesters clad in the high visibility ...

FRANCE 24 English
The best of Belgium: trams and bike trails at crossroads of Europe  South China Morning Post

What does Europe's solar plexus feel like first thing on a Sunday morning? The best way to find out is to drop by the town of Tongeren, smack on the border of ...

South China Morning Post
Belgian king asks prime minister to stay on until May elections  The Guardian

The king of Belgium has accepted the resignation of Charles Michel as prime minister but asked him to stay on at the head of a caretaker government until ...

The Guardian
Death Note: Netflix under fire over Belgium train crash images  BBC News

The movie Death Note includes real shots of a deadly 2010 accident in Belgium, local media report.

BBC News
Belgium Elects Nation’s First Black Mayor, a Congolese Immigrant  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — Belgian voters elected the first black mayor in their nation's history on Sunday — a man originally from the huge swath of central Africa that ...

The New York Times
Greens make historic gains in Belgium local elections  FRANCE 24 English

The Greens and other smaller parties hammered traditional political heavyweights in local elections Sunday in Belgium, in what has been billed as a rehearsal ...

FRANCE 24 English
Belgium launches first criminal investigation of euthanasia case  The Guardian

Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanised a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the ...

The Guardian
Belgium faces up to postwar ‘apartheid’ in Congolese colony  The Guardian

New TV documentary and Africa museum show the true conditions suffered by its black citizens last century.

The Guardian
A Painting Believed to Be a 'Lost Michelangelo' Has Gone Missing From a Church in Belgium  TIME

A painting believed to be a lost work of Renaissance master Michelangelo is believed to have been rediscovered, and then disappeared again.

Switzerland vs. Belgium - Football Match Report - November 18, 2018  ESPN

Get a report of the Switzerland vs. Belgium UEFA Nations League, League A football match.


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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest.
Belgium, country of northwestern Europe.It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries, and it has been, since its independence in 1830, a representative democracy headed by a hereditary constitutional monarch.
Belgium (Dutch: België, French: Belgique, German: Belgien) is a low-lying country on the North Sea coast in the Benelux.With the majority of West European capitals within 1,000km or 622 miles of the Belgian capital of Brussels, and as a member of the long-standing international Benelux community, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe.
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A Decade of Scandals Leads to Reform . In the 1990s Belgium’s public life was shaken by a number of serious scandals. In 1991, a former deputy prime minister and socialist leader was murdered in a contract killing that took several years to come to light.
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Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU.
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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.Belgium is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organisation is complex and is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds. It is divided into three highly autonomous regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita.Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or Communities: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish Community, which constitutes about 59 percent of the population, and the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons. The Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual (French and Dutch), although French is the dominant language. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments.Historically, Belgium was part of an area known as the Low Countries, a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states that also included parts of northern France and western Germany. Its name is derived from the Latin word Belgica, after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, earning the moniker the "Battlefield of Europe", a reputation strengthened by both world wars. The country emerged in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution when it seceded from the Netherlands.Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolutionand, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa. The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by differences in language and culture and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups have remained, if not increased; there is significant separatism particularly among the Flemish; controversial language laws exist such as the municipalities with language facilities; and the formation of a coalition government took 18 months following the June 2010 federal election, a world record. Unemployment in Wallonia is more than double that of Flanders, which boomed after the war.Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Council, as well as a seat of the European Parliament in the country's capital, Brussels. Belgium is also a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has very high standards of living, quality of life, healthcare, education, and is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index. It also ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world.