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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,...

Greek Tourists No Longer Required to Quarantine When Arriving in Belgium

Greece was recently awarded "Green" status on Belgium's list of EU countries whose citizens are allowed to visit, meaning that tourists will not have to be subjected to Covid-19 testing or quarantines. The announcement came early Thursday, July 9, when...

Belgians' Interest in Greek Tourist Destinations Sees Huge Uptick

The positive course of early vacation reservations from the Belgian tourist market, as well as the increased interest of thousands of Belgian nationals in all Greek destinations, was reflected at the 62nd International Tourist Exhibition "Salon des Vacances," which...

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...

Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Spread Happiness

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier who created the great confections because he ultimately just "wanted to spread some happiness." The noble name...

Greek Cement Giant Titan Moves HQ to Belgium, Vows to Maintain Greek Presence

Greece’s biggest cement producer, the Titan Group, has announced that its moving its headquarters to Belgium and its administrative headquarters to Cyprus. The multinational company, which operates in 14 countries across five continents, has accepted a voluntary tender offer by...

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...