Star TV chef's restaurants go broke

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:24
The restaurant chain Würst, opened by TV star chef Jeroen Meus in 2015, has declared bankruptcy. The chain, which originated in Leuven, also has branches in Ghent and Antwerp.
The food service industry and the dining public were split into two factions this week, after news that a restaurant in the seaside resort of Nieuwpoort had turned away a mother and child.

Ardo is Business of the Year in Flanders

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 20:54
The global producer of vegetables, spices and frozen fruits, Ardo, was designated Flemish Business of the Year on Tuesday by the EY consultancy, De Tijd daily and the BNP Paribas Fortis bank.
German carmaker BMW has created a vehicle battery recycling venture with Belgian materials and recycling firm Umicore and the Swedish company, Northvolt.

Belgium now relying on just one reactor

Saturday, 13 October 2018 16:31
Currently, Belgium has only one operational nuclear reactor: Doel 3.
Two landmarks of the High Streets of Belgium – drugstore Di and perfume supermarket Planet Parfum – are no longer in Belgian hands, after their sale to the French holding company Jacques Bogart.
Belgian tax regulations can be daunting for a newcomer or even established expat. However, while complicated and extensive, there are also many tax advantages.
Two aircraft technicians were injured when an F-16 fighter plane exploded at the airbase at Florennes in Namur province on Thursday. Neither man was seriously hurt.

Grand Place restaurants to join forces

Friday, 12 October 2018 10:19
Six restaurants in the area of the Grand Place in Brussels are to join forces to pull themselves out of the financial difficulties which led to closure in April.
The overturning of a building permit for the Uplace shopping and leisure complex is the “ultimate death-blow” for the project, according to opponents.