Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
Andy Butler is in good spirits as he joins me on Zoom from Belgium in the early afternoon. Just a few hours earlier he was sitting in an immigration office, ... Granted, Belgium couldn’t work out what government they had at one point for over a year, but the United States is chaos.”.
LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2022-- ... We mainly focus on Belgium and surrounding countries where well-known expertise centers in this technological area are located ... Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands, and the USA, and offices in China, India, Taiwan and Japan.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with an innovation laboratory in California and additional offices in Texas, London, and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic and disease monitoring products to market.
How will the rest of the world react? ... My favourite story from this book concerns Marc Van Ranst, a professor of virology and adviser to the Belgium government. For his work combatting the virus, he was threatened by a Belgian air force officer who went rogue with a submachine gun and four anti-tank missile launchers ... Three cheers to that. Preventable.
“Australia has been consistent and clear in stating our respect for Solomon Islands’ sovereign decisionmaking, however we have reiterated our deep concerns about the security agreement with China, including the lack of transparency,” Payne’s office said in a statement.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN ...U.S ...Date ... Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with an innovation laboratory in California and additional offices in Texas, London, and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic and disease monitoring products to market.
Mr Rahimpur, an Iranian national living in Ilford, is wanted in Belgium accused of being a leader in "systematic human trafficking", according to the NCA... Belgium and the Netherlands ... Frank Demeester, from the prosecutors' office of West Flanders, Belgium, said.