Burger King is hiring 80 people for restaurant Ixelles

Burger King is hiring 80 people for restaurant Ixelles

Network of fast food restaurants Burger King is looking for 80 employees for their future business Ixelles, according to Burger King in a press release. The Ixelles restaurant must open in a few weeks, to become the 16th establishment of this brand in Belgium. In order to finalize this recruitment, Burger King signed a selection agreement with Actiris, Brussels’s agency for employment. Candidates interested in one of these posts have therefore two possibilities: they can send their resume and motivation letter to [email protected], or present themselves to an Actiris office….

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The Belgian economy is growing slower than the Eurozone average

The Belgian economy is growing slower than the Eurozone average

The Belgian economy grew 0.3 percent in the second quarter of the year compared to the previous quarter. For the fifth consecutive quarter, the Belgian ar is below the Eurozone average. The eurozone enjoyed a growth of 0.4 percent in the past quarter, just like the European Union. Those two blocks had a 2.2 percent improvement over a whole year, compared to just 1.3 percent for Belgium. Only France and Italy (each with 0.2 percent in the last quarter) had a lower score than Belgium. Germany, one of the frontrunners…

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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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Electronic payments are a thing of the past

Electronic payments are a thing of the past

Today, businesses can no longer charge for electronic payments, whether by credit card, wire transfer or direct payment. The ban is also valid for small amounts and purchases on the internet. Until now, businesses could impute fees when a client paid with a bank card. The law stipulated, however, that these fees were not to exceed those that fell to the company due to the use of a payment instrument. In any event, this system belongs to the past. As a matter of fact, from now on, no fee for…

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Taxi from Brussels airport – one of the most expensive in Europe

Taxi from Brussels airport – one of the most expensive in Europe

Depending on the (time of the) day and the traffic a taxi from the centre of Brussels to the airport at Zaventem costs between 3 and 5 euro/km. This makes taxi travel between the centre of capital and the airport that serves it, the 6th most expensive of all the city surveyed by the Dutch travel site Vliegveldinfo.nl and AirMundo.com. Airport Taxi Report Summer 2018 visited the 50 busiest European airports (including Turkey) and took a taxi into the centre of the cities they serve. The most expensive taxi journey…

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Flanders is still in dispute to adopt the European Tesla factory

Flanders is still in dispute to adopt the European Tesla factory

Flanders is still working to lead a large factory that Tesla plans to build in Europe, Flanders Investment and Trade head Claire Tilllecarts said on Tuesday. “We are waiting for the adjudication procedure announced by Tesla and, based on the elements of that adjudication, Flanders will deploy its great advantages as a land of investment,” Tillekaerts commented. The U.S. manufacturer of top-of-the-line electric vehicles has had discussions in Germany and the Netherlands on building its first major factory in Europe, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Tesla wishes to build a…

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In July, 3.5 million tourists settled on the Flemish coast

In July, 3.5 million tourists settled on the Flemish coast

With five weeks of the summer vacation period still to go, the coastal resorts of West Flanders can look back on a very successful first four weeks of July. Since the start of the month no fewer than 3.5 million day trips have been made to our region’s coastal resorts. Hotels, holiday-let apartments and campsites too report that they have been almost fully booked since the beginning of July. Franky De Block of the West Flemish Tourist Board Westtoer told VRT News that “No fewer than 3.5 million day trippers…

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“There are no flights for Ryanair from Zaventem”

“There are no flights for Ryanair from Zaventem”

Budget airline Ryanair warned of further attacks this summer. Shock actions this week mean that the company cancels 50 flights to and from Belgium on Wednesday and Thursday. The company insists that it is unwilling to give in to what it calls “unreasonable demands” that will undermine its “low fare and highly efficient model”. Social unrest is weighing on the company’s results. Fuel costs have risen and pilots have just received a pay rise. This week’s strike will cancel up to half of all Ryanair flights to and from Belgium….

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Flemish bus lines will become more accessible for travelers with disabilities

Flemish bus lines will become more accessible for travelers with disabilities

The Flemish Minister of Mobility announced an investment of 3 million euros intended for passengers with disabilities. Although almost 90% of the bus lines operated by the Flemish public transport authority De Lijn are accessible to people with disabilities, only a quarter of the stops are – a situation Flemish mobility minister Ben Weyts has admitted is “absurd”. Accessible vehicles or stops can be used by a person with disabilities without any need for assistance. “Following a successful trial project, 70 lines will be transformed into ‘more mobile lines’ with…

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