Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
Belgium's Constitutional Court suspended an agreement Thursday on the extradition of an Iranian diplomat who was jailed on terrorism charges. . "Belgium knows or should know that Iran will not effectively carry out the sentence," the court said in a statement ... to Belgium.
The PSV will transport containers of liquified CO2 that is being captured from the Ineos Oxide factory in Belgium to the Nini West platform in the North Sea. "In the coming weeks, we will work intensively on rebuilding and upgrading AuroraStorm, so we can safely transport the ...
He was convicted of various criminal offences, including the illegal transportation of waste, but avoided prison. He did do jail time in Belgium after being found guilty of a multimillion-pound smuggling operation in which he’d stolen twenty trucks and cranes and shipped them back ...
Earlier this month DPDNetherlands announced the acquisition of Cool RunningsTransport BV ... Cool Runnings Transport BV, based in Gilze (NB), is a logistics expert that specialises in conditioned transport, particularly of fresh and frozen foods in the Netherlands and Flanders ... More demand for transport of fresh food.
... . The latest operation found that the criminal organisation was purchasing horses from all over Spain and transporting them to the Valencia farm ... . Once the livestock facility was full, the gang leader arranged the transport of the horses to various EU countries such as Germany, Belgium and Italy, hence the involvement of Europol ... .
"There's good demand," begins Kees Nefs of the Dutch company Nefs Aardappelen about the fresh-cut fries market ... Hardship ... Regional supply ... While the focus has always been primarily on regional potatoes, those occasionally came from Belgium or France ... "With the high transportation costs and tolls, that's almost impossible for us to do," he says ... (MW) ... T.
The Vietnamese nationals suffocated in the container which had been transported by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet early on October 23 2019 ... The migrants suffocated to death in the container on the back of this lorry in 38.5C temperatures as they crossed the Channel from Belgium to Essex ... .
Credit... The Vietnamese nationals were found dead in the container which had been transported by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet early on October 23 2019 ... It is alleged he allowed vehicles in his road haulage fleet to be used to transport migrants into the UK ... .
I am particularly delighted that Belgium has remained a key development partner for Jamaica, contributing significantly to the modernisation of our transportation sector — particularly through the supply of buses to the Jamaica UrbanTransitCompany and the construction of the Half-Way-Tree TransportCentre," added Johnson Smith.
A three-day strike of railway workers in Belgium is wreaking havoc with the country's transportation system ... caused demand for road transportation to shoot up ... It also disrupted cross-border rail services between the Netherlands and Belgium.
A spokesperson for Greensand told Upstream that the project is on track to start trialling CO2 injection later this year, employing captured carbon from an Ineos Oxide plant in Belgium...Last October, Belgium and Denmark agreed to allow cross-border transport of captured CO2 from industrial operations to the Greensand reservoirs under development.
The diamond needed to be picked up in Belgium and transported to the Connaught in Hong Kong, so the guest could present it under the Mistletoe faster than Santa could drop it down a chimney ... He says golf guests come to him in desperation when airlines lose their gear and transportation fails them.