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European Tourism Gets off to Rocky Start in Summer of 2020

  Tourism in this unsettling Summer of 2020 is experiencing some rocky patches just a month or so after most European countries opened their gates to travelers from abroad after the long coronavirus lockdowns. Thierry Breton, the EU's internal market commissioner,...

Military Salute by Turkish Kids Condemned in Belgium

Belgian sport officials condemned on Tuesday the military salute given by young football players of Turkish descent apparently to honor the Turkish armed forces now waging war in northern Syria. Flemish Minister of Sport Ben Weyts said that "It is...

School in Belgium Launches New Video Game to Teach Ancient Greek History

A history teacher in Belgium has developed a new video game together with French video game company Ubisoft to teach children about ancient Greece, the Brussels Times reports. Students in their second year of secondary school (age 13-14) from the GO! Middenschool...

Language School in Belgium on a Mission to Change Misconceptions About Greek People

Participants in the Summer Seminar of the language school “Grec Moderne” in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, 2019 Aristidis Karatzas is the founder of the Greek language school in Liege, Belgium called “Grec Moderne.” This is one of the ver few schools...

Meet The Greek Who Came First In Belgium’s Local Elections

Christos Doulkeridis is a 40-years-old politician who lives in the capital of Belgium, Brussels. Doulkeridis, the son of two Greek-Pontian migrants in Belgium, was the head of "Ecolos" political formation that came first in the municipality of Ixelles of Brussels. His...

Belgian Students, Teachers Protest to Save Ancient Greek Lessons (video)

Students and teachers of secondary schools in the Belgian city of Genk are up in arms about the cutting of ancient Greek and Latin from the curriculum. "We fear that Greek will slowly but surely disappear from secondary education, and...

Cozy Greek Day: Exhibition in Brussels

The City of Brussels, in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece in Belgium and the Greek community, is organizing an outdoor event - exhibition entitled "Cozy Greek Day" on Saturday, September 30 at Rue de Namur, 1000 Brussels. The event...

Belgian Viewer Complains about Company Removing Cross from Greek Church in Ad Photo

"I am outraged that the Lidl stores that sell Greek products, erase photos of Greece, part of its landscape and its culture," a viewer wrote to the RTL TV Belgium website. The viewer sent a picture of Santorini showing an...

Europe to Rejoin With her Sister Astypalaea in Brussels on May 6

Europe will welcome her mythological sister Astypalaea in Brussels on May 6, during a series of events that will be held in the Belgian capital for the Day of Europe. The municipality of the island of Astypalaia announced that a...

Greek Kafeneion Products Take Center Stage in Brussels

The history of Greek cafes captured through the lens of George Pittas is featured at the Theorem Gallery in Brussels. The display marks the start of events organized by MEP Stelios Kouloglou on June 27-28 to promote Greek products...