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Belgium: Country in Western Europe
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country 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 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

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Vandoorne bounces back from disappointment to take Formula E Round 4 in Rome [Video]

Vandoorne bounces back from disappointment to take Formula E Round 4 in Rome

Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne produced a stunning display to clinch the second race of a thrilling Formula E double header in Rome on Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published
Rare April snowfall in Belgian capital [Video]

Rare April snowfall in Belgian capital

Belgians woke up on Tuesday to a dusting of snow in the capital in an unusual weather event for this time of the year

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The Circular Economy, taking elevator pitches to new heights - and getting in the Christmas Spirit [Video]

The Circular Economy, taking elevator pitches to new heights - and getting in the Christmas Spirit

On Euronews' Business Line this month, the Belgian cooperative that transforms waste into desirable designer products, the Dubai event taking elevator pitches to new heights. Plus, the toy companies..

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Brussels' Palais de Justice will finally get a facelift after 40 years trapped behind scaffolding [Video]

Brussels' Palais de Justice will finally get a facelift after 40 years trapped behind scaffolding

Belgium’s federal government will put €1.5 million aside to renovate the scaffolding, which was put up in 1984. The work is predicted to be completed by 2030.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published
Police use water cannon to disperse crowd in Brussels [Video]

Police use water cannon to disperse crowd in Brussels

Belgian police clashed with a large crowd Thursday in one of Brussels’ biggest parks after thousands of revellers gathered for an unauthorized event despite coronavirus restrictions.

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Belgium police clash with partiers amid virus restrictions [Video]

Belgium police clash with partiers amid virus restrictions

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Fake music festival organised via social media in Belgium turns out to be April Fool's joke [Video]

Fake music festival organised via social media in Belgium turns out to be April Fool's joke

A fake music festival organised via social media and marketing itself as restrictions-free turned out to be a April Fool's day practical joke. But after thousands of party-goers turned up to the..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:03Published
Number of teenagers seeking psychiatric help soars amid pandemic [Video]

Number of teenagers seeking psychiatric help soars amid pandemic

Youngsters being hospitalised for mental disorders, including depression and schizophrenia, have tripled in Belgium over the past year.

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Judo Grand Slam: relentless technique on Day 2 in Georgia [Video]

Judo Grand Slam: relentless technique on Day 2 in Georgia

Canada comes out strongly with two finalists, including a title, while Brazil and Belgium beat the odds in two still hotly contested categories.

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Watch live: Belgium pays tribute to victims of Brussels terror attacks five years on [Video]

Watch live: Belgium pays tribute to victims of Brussels terror attacks five years on

Commemorations have been held in Brussels five years after the terror attacks that killed 32 civilians and injured hundreds more.

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Marc Van Ranst: EU countries should not be pausing AstraZeneca vaccines [Video]

Marc Van Ranst: EU countries should not be pausing AstraZeneca vaccines

Marc Van Ranst, a leading Belgian Virologist known as “Belgium’s Fauci”, tells Becky Anderson even if countries reverse the decision on the AstraZeneca suspension the damage is already done, and..

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From refuge in Belgium, a painter depicts Syria’s war through art [Video]

From refuge in Belgium, a painter depicts Syria’s war through art

Amid Syria's civil war Ahmad Sheer was left with a choice he never wanted to have to make: to flee his country, or join in the fighting

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Man Who Escaped Rwandan Genocide As Child Now Finds Peace Through Photographing Squirrels [Video]

Man Who Escaped Rwandan Genocide As Child Now Finds Peace Through Photographing Squirrels

A man who escaped the Rwandan genocide as a child now finds peace through photographing squirrels.In 1990, Niki Colemont was 4 when he & his sister fled to Belgium as refugees. Now, at 34, Niki is able..

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Belgium to repatriate children held in Al-Hol Syrian refugee camp [Video]

Belgium to repatriate children held in Al-Hol Syrian refugee camp

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said 30 to 50 children located in a refugee camp in northeastern Syria would be brought to Belgium.

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Belgian city of Ghent trains single mothers be childcare workers [Video]

Belgian city of Ghent trains single mothers be childcare workers

Single mothers in Ghent are being trained up for free as childcare workers, part of a project using EU funds to help fight child poverty.

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Belgium’s slow rollout ‘absurd’ with so many vaccines made in the country [Video]

Belgium’s slow rollout ‘absurd’ with so many vaccines made in the country

"It is absurd and a bit surreal that vaccines produced here in Belgium end up more easily in the UK or in Israel."

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:49Published
Crowds defy restrictions, party in Belgian park [Video]

Crowds defy restrictions, party in Belgian park

Warm weather brought crowds of young people out to party in a Belgian park on Wednesday with most abandoning their face masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines, despite government COVID rules.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published
Foreign envoys of 24 nations arrive in JandK to assess ground situation [Video]

Foreign envoys of 24 nations arrive in JandK to assess ground situation

A batch of foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on February 17. They have come for a two-day visit to the union territory of JandK to assess the on-ground situation. This is the third such visit since..

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