The Netherlands is too lax in dealing with puppy mills, according to Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare Ben Weyts. The Flemish are concerned that, despite them tightening the rules on puppy trade, neglected and unhealthy puppies still enter their market through Brabant traders
An electrical failure at Belgium air traffic control forced the closure of airspace above Belgium on Wednesday morning, Eurocontrol said in a statement. The regional airspace will remain shut until at least 2 p.m. local time, The Brussels Airport authority said.
Bart van U., who is accused of murdering his sister and former Minister Els Borst, seems to have escaped from a mental institution in Belgium shortly before Borst's violent murder, the AD reports.
Joke van Leeuwen was named Poet of the Netherlands on Saturday. She is now the poet of the Netherlands and Flanders. Poet of the Netherlands was created by the General Netherlands Association (ANV) to contribute to the commemoration of 200 years of United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands and Belgium became one country between 1815 and 1830.
PostNL is going to trial delivering packages on Sunday. This service has been developed together with Coolblue, an online shop that is the first to offer Sunday deliveries. The two companies announced today that online shoppers in The Netherlands and Flanders can get packages delivered between 12 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
An updated survey by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology revealed that most participants want to kick "kids" out of the Dutch language. Of 10,000 Dutch and Flemish voters, "Kids" received forty percent of the voting.
Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters and his Dutch partner Mark Rutte have initiated a trade mission in Houston.
The common interest for the Netherlands and Flanders to promote itself as an economic cluster is greater than the competition between, for example, the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. That was the main message of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Flemish counterpart Kris Peeters at the start of their three-day trade mission in Houston, Texas.
Peeters mentioned during his speech about a ‘historic moment’. “It's the first time in the long history between Flanders and the Netherlands that there is a joint mission. That there are over ninety companies participating, is impressive.”