Flemish government issues negative advice on Neo shopping centre

Flemish government issues negative advice on Neo shopping centre

The Flemish government has issued a negative advice on the shopping and conference complex Neo, planned for the Heysel plateau in the north of Brussels. The plans for the first phase include 72,000 square metres of shopping centre, bars and restaurants, 590 homes, offices and day-care. A second phase would include a hotel with 250 rooms and a dedicated congress centre which was recently described in a letter from a number of major congress organisers as “outdated”. The plan was the brainchild of former Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans, who left…

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What is Pentecost and how is it celebrated in Belgium?

What is Pentecost and how is it celebrated in Belgium?

Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday is the holiday held the day after Pentecost, a religious holiday of the Christian faith celebrated by devotees the world over, and marked by a public bank holiday in many European countries, like Belgium. The holiday falls the day after Pentecost Sunday, which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles after the death of Jesus, leading to the first sermon and marking the birth of the Christian Church. The two days of Pentecost change each year, as Pentecost Sunday is set 49…

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