Have Belgian fries had their chips?

Have Belgian fries had their chips?

An article by the British daily the Guardian expresses concern that the drought over the past few weeks may pose a threat to one of the most famous and perhaps most beloved symbols of Belgium-chips. In the article the journalist writes that The Europe-wide heatwave has reduced Belgium’s potato yield by around a third and that without a lot of rainfall soon yields in September and October could be small still. The heat doesn’t only impact yields, but also the size of the potatoes produced. The heat also serves to…

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Belfius earns 335 million euros in the first half of 2018

Belfius earns 335 million euros in the first half of 2018

Belfius earned 335 million euros in profit in the first half of 2018 (after taxes), the Bank said on Friday. Belfius once again intends to give the Belgian authorities a temporary payment of 100 million euros, compared to 75 million euros in the first semester of 2017. “The 2018 results show how financially stable Belfius is. Despite the persistent low interest and the volatile market, the bank has seen growth in practically every key area. This shows, once again, how valuable Belfius is to the Belgian economy”.

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The Greek saving drama “in the last torments”, but the difficulties are not over yet

The Greek saving drama “in the last torments”, but the difficulties are not over yet

After almost nine crisis years, ruthless economy and four governments, Greece will complete its third financial assistance program next week-unlike the economic crisis that has engulfed Turkey. On 20 August, at midnight, Athens will reclaim its sovereignty in what the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has called a transcendent moment for the debt-stricken nation. “Greece has managed to stand on her feet again,” his office said last week describing receipt of a final as the “last act in the drama. Now a new page of progress, justice and growth can be…

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