Marketers on a mission to sell Belgian fries to South-East Asia

Marketers on a mission to sell Belgian fries to South-East Asia

Flemish businesses are currently taking part in a trade mission to South-East Asia, led by the region’s minister-president Geert Bourgeois. Among their aims – to present the case for Belgium’s claim to be not only the inventor of the potato dish known worldwide as French fries, but also the country’s premier position as a provider of the product. Potato products, including what we must think of as simply fries, account for €1.2 billion a year to Belgian exporters, but for some reason the credit on menus is generally given to…

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Europa Nostra Awards: 29 winners for preservation of cultural heritage

Europa Nostra Awards: 29 winners for preservation of cultural heritage

The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a pan-European network of heritage NGOs. 29 laureates from 17 countries were recognised for their accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. As a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s awards put special emphasis on the European added value of the selected heritage achievements. The winners will be honoured at a high-profile award ceremony on 22 June in Berlin, during the first…

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