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  Belgium
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between the Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings) and the Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South, the Walloons), which is reflected in its complex institutions and political history.
Belgium is divided into three communities, the Flemish community, the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 960,000), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,300,000).
Belgium was one of the first countries to adopt the euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/b/be/belgium.html   (2913 words)

  
 Belgium - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Belgium hosts the headquarters of NATO and a major part of the European Union's institutions and administrations, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and most of the sessions of the European Parliament.
Belgium is one of the few countries in which voting is compulsory; it has one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the world.
Belgium is composed of the five northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the five southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia (the German-speaking Community is located in the province of Liège along the German border) and the bilingual Capital Region of Brussels.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/e/l/Belgium.html   (3919 words)

  
 sociology - Belgium
Belgium's political institutions are complex, but the majority of political power is organised with the two main communities: the Flemings, and their political parties; and the French-speakers, and their parties.
Belgium is divided into three communities, the Flemish community, the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 980,000), Flemish region (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 5,900,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000).
Belgium is composed of the 5 northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the 5 southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia and the Capital Region of Brussels.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Belgium   (3213 words)

  
 Belgium Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The earliest named inhabitants of Belgium were the Belgae, who were one of Julius Caesar's tribes of Gaul.
The first country to undergo an industrial revolution on the continent of Europe in the early 1800s, Belgium developed an excellent transportation infrastructure of ports, canals, railways, and highways to integrate its industry with that of its neighbours.
In Belgium the main religion is Roman Catholicism, which consists of between 75 and 80% of the Belgian population.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/b/be/belgium.html   (1907 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a small country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II.
Belgium exports twice as much per capita as Germany and five times as much as Japan.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/be/Belgium.html   (928 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad the Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North the Flemings) and the Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South the Walloons) which is reflected in its complex and political history.
Belgium possessed one primary foreign colony during history: the Congo which was given to King Leopold II in the Conference of Berlin in 1885.
Belgium is divided into three communities the Flemish community the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking with a of 960 000) Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking with a population of 000 000) and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking with a population of 300 000).
www.freeglossary.com /Belgium   (3088 words)

  
 Belgium - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Turning to the manmade features, Belgium is divided into three manmade regions, usually classified by their language: Brussels (both Dutch- and French-speaking, population 960,000), Flanders (Dutch-speaking, population 6,000,000), and Wallonia (French-speaking, population 3,300,000).
Belgium is ranked as number 1 in the world classification of exports per capita.
The currency in Belgium was the Belgian franc (±40BEF per 1$), until the year 2002, when it officially disappeared from circulation and when the Euro took its spot.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Belgium   (2584 words)

  
 Belgium in the Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As Belgium occupied the only wide open space between France and Germany, its neutrality was a vital component of the European balance of power.
Belgium had universal male suffrage but the well-educated and wealthy were allowed up to three votes each.
Leopold III was arrested and interned in Belgium.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWbelgium.htm   (827 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Belgium hosts the headquarters of NATO and a major part of the European Union's institutions and administrations, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the extraordinary and committee sessions of the European Parliament, as well as parts of its administration.
Belgium is one of the few countries that has compulsory voting, thus having one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the world.
Belgium, with an area of 30 528 square kilometres (11,787 sq. mi), has three main geographical regions: the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau, and the Ardennes uplands in the south-east.
www.zdnet.co.za /wiki/Belgium   (4642 words)

  
 Belgium - Gurupedia
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a country in
German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 960,000), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,300,000).
Belgium was one of the first countries to adopt the euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian
www.gurupedia.com /b/be/belgium.htm   (2549 words)

  
 Belgium
Belgium’s third periodic report (CCPR/C/94/Add.3) has been submitted but is not yet scheduled for consideration by the Committee; the fourth periodic report is due 20 July 1999.
Belgium’s ninth and 10th periodic reports were submitted as one document (CERD/C/260/Add.2) which was considered by the Committee at its March 1997 session.
The Flemish community has set up a sensitization campaign on sex tourism and child prostitution through the organization Kind en Gezin (Child and Family), which includes distribution of brochures and leaflets through travel agencies and the offices of airline companies.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1997/vol6/belgium.htm   (1923 words)

  
 Chapter XXVII In Belgium and Luxembourg Both Fighting and Politics Retard Stabilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Occupied Belgium is governed by the Secretaries General under a German military governor, ostensibly according to the letter of the Belgian Constitution.
The Belgium and Luxembourg Section was given great freedom as to the form and contents of the handbook but it was urged that it should be severely practical so that it could serve as the only necessary book for a Civil Affairs officer in the field....
SHAEF Mission (Belgium) will be responsible for conveying to Army Groups and Communications Zone any information which it received from the Belgian Government on situations which may affect the maintenance of law and order and the preservation of essential services.
www.army.mil /CMH-PG/books/wwii/civaff/ch27.htm   (15225 words)

  
 Christmas in Belgium
Children in Belgium were taught to 'believe' in the existance of St. Nicolas, however Father Christmas is basically an "import" from the U.S. --- another example of the merchants hijacking what used to be a religious holiday.
International communications and commerce have changed the focus of the holiday into a spending spree.
The churches in Belgium have beautiful Nativity scenes and they are quite popular in homes also.
christmas-world.freeservers.com /belgium.html   (414 words)

  
 Communications - Economy - Belgium - Europe
French- and Dutch-language broadcast services are provided by the government, with costs defrayed through annual license fees on receiving sets; commercial broadcasting is also permitted.
In 1997 there were 797 licensed radios and 466 licensed televisions for every 1,000 residents.
Belgium has 498 telephone mainlines for every 1,000 people.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/belgium/economy/communications.htm   (58 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: Belgium: Business and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Belgium Chapter STC - Provides networking, workshops, educational resources and links, surveys, and newsletters for technical writing and communications professionals.
Eaitc Belgium - Admiring the European traditions and technology throughout the centuries, EAITC specialised in starting up productions which carry in them the heritage of many centuries of European craftmanship.
Eddy Merckx Bicycles - Every Eddy Merckx bicycle offered to the public is the product of years of professional experience and all are built with the care and attention of craftsmen who really love their art.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/Belgium/Business_and_Economy   (922 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, this is to change in the very near future with the support of both industry associations and government organizations together in the anti-Spam war.
Electronic communications is communicating via computer, email, or any other electronic device whereas e-commerce simply means doing business online.
In a phone interview conducted with a researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, he commented that his research on the Association reveals they are not at all hurt by the direction the Belgian Government is heading (opt-in system).
www.emich.edu /ict_usa/spam_belgium.htm   (842 words)

  
 ICT Homepage
The U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to invite American information and communications technology (ICT) suppliers to participate in the U.S. pavilion at CHINA ELECOMM 2006 in Shanghai, China, May 23-26, 2006.
The 2006 show, with a track record of 13 years, is one of the most established events of its kind in Asia, showcasing an extensive array of companies dealing in telecommunication technologies, services, etc. We believe that the Chinese ICT market holds great promise for U.S. exporters.
Links to individual team members will be found in the web page associated with the specific state or country in which they are located or a team roster is located here.
www.emich.edu /ict_usa   (1346 words)

  
 Belgium | eds.com
EDS was established in Belgium in 1985 and has since developed into the leader in the Belgian information technology (IT) services market.
To inquire about opportunities with EDS Belgium, please send an e-mail to info.belgium@eds.com.
You may ask us questions, send us a description of the job you're looking for, or ask for more information about specific opportunities of interest to you.
www.eds.com /about/locations/belgium   (150 words)

  
 ESA Portal - Belgium - Nederlands - Rosetta en Mars Express hebben klein 'lanceervenster'
ESA Portal - Belgium - Nederlands - Rosetta en Mars Express hebben klein 'lanceervenster'
An eclipse of the Earth by Mars lasts for about 37 minutes, causing a communications flout.
An image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in August 2000 showing the Martian poles and cloud cover.
www.esa.int /esaCP/ESA7COPV16D_Belgium_du_3.html   (182 words)

  
 ESA Portal - Belgium - Français - Le satellite de télécommunications Artemis de l’ESA arrive enfin à destination ...
Carrying three payloads plus a number of experiments, Artemis (Advanced Relay and Technology Mission Satellite) has been designed to test and operate new telecommunications techniques.
The L-band mobile payload allows two-way voice and data communications, via satellite, between fixed Earth stations and land mobiles - trucks, trains or cars - anywhere in Europe and North Africa.
Artemis carries two payloads for communications directly between satellites, which receive data from low-Earth-orbiting satellites and transmit them directly to Europe:
www.esa.int /esaCP/SEM7W52A6BD_Belgium_fr_1.html   (241 words)

  
 information about Belgium, complete guide for Belgium,
The cultural communities, rather than the federal authorities, are responsible for regulating radio and TV.
As a result, Belgium has two separate public broadcasting organisations, with their own regulations, running their own radio, TV and external broadcasting.
Some 95 per cent of Belgians receive cable TV, one of the highest take-up rates in the world.
destinia.com /guide/the-world/europe/belgium/1-30004-30032/48/en   (391 words)

  
 Media and Communications: Belgium: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Media and Communications: Belgium: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Select Belgium from a country menu for an alphabetic list of links to television stations.
Scroll down the page to Belgium for an alphabetic list of links to radio stations.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/european/belgium/resources/be-media.html   (167 words)

  
 News Desk: Gary Forsee Elected Chairman of the Board of March of Dimes
Forsee was president and chief executive officer of Global One Communications in Brussels, Belgium.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies.
www.marchofdimes.com /aboutus/791_1714.asp   (972 words)

  
 Belgium Communications - TravelPuppy.com
Principal daily newspapers are La Lanterne, La Meuse, Le Soir (French) and De Gentenaar, Het Laatste Nieuws, De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad (Dutch).
BBC World Service and Voice of America radio stations can be received.
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travelpuppy.com /belgium/communications.htm   (214 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Belgium
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Pedophile Guilty of Murders, Rapes That Rocked Belgium
Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor: In a Nazi Camp in Belgium, Irene Awret Found Salvation in Art
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/world/europe/westerneurope/belgium   (242 words)

  
 Telecommunication Systems by Avaya: Business Telecommunications for your Company
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 Arrow Communications
A worldwide approach to marketing communications in education
Arrow Communications is a marketing communications company founded in 1982, with expertise in both traditional and digital media.
What can you say that nobody else can say?
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