Belgium: General facts

Political system: Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchyCapital: BrusselsTotal area: 30,528 square kilometresPopulation: over 10.5 millionOfficial languages: French, Dutch, GermanCurrency: euro

Political system: Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Capital: Brussels
Total area: 30,528 square kilometres
Population: over 10.5 million
Official languages: French, Dutch, German
Currency: euro

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News digest: Central bank calling vaccination pace more important than that of GDP growth

Police announced strict border checks for tomorrow. Ministry analysts revised their GDP growth prognosis. Employees of U.S. Steel in Košice threaten a strike.


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She cannot read, she does not understand. Last victim of police raid still faces prosecution

Human rights organisations have been calling for the proper investigation of alleged police violence in the case of the 2013 Moldova raid.


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Prologis Park Bratislava

Once an ugly duckling, the pandemic has the turned logistics real estate sector into a desirable investment opportunity

The sector will continue to be driven by e-commerce, the automotive sector and the global trend of sustainability.


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EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak PM Eduard Heger during a press conference in Bratislava when announcing that EC approved the Slovak recovery plan.

EC approves Slovakia’s recovery plan

EC President Ursula von der Leyen said the plan meets criteria and is also ambitious.


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