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  Belgium (04/07)
Belgium is divided ethnically into the Dutch-speaking Flemings and French-speaking Walloons, the 70,000 residents of the eastern German cantons, and the bilingual capital of Brussels.
Belgium supported the expansion of NATO and EU membership to the new democracies of central and eastern Europe and is actively engaged in the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe.
Belgium served as the Chair-in-Office of the OSCE in 2006.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2874.htm   (5717 words)

  
 Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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.
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.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Belgium   (3330 words)

  
 Belgium Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 composed of the five northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the five southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia and the Capital Region of Brussels.
Belgium adopted the euro, the single European currency, in January 1999, and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Belgium   (4385 words)

  
 Belgium
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a 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 by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Belgium became a first-tier member of the Euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
usapedia.com /b/belgium.html   (922 words)

  
 The world's top Belgium websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
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).
dirs.org /dir-wiki.cfm/Top/Regional/Europe/Belgium   (2912 words)

  
 Belgium (02/05)
Belgium also successfully chaired the Eurogroup in 2001, which played a key role in helping the EU work through the economic and financial issues related to the launching of the Euro currency.
Belgium is increasing its counter-terrorism capabilities by adding domestic legislative, judicial, intelligence, and law enforcement tools that increase its ability to prevent or respond to terrorism.
Belgium supported the expansion of NATO and EU membership to the new democracies of central and eastern Europe and is actively engaged in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/b/47409.htm   (5632 words)

  
 Representation of the European Commission to Turkey | Avrupa Komisyonu Turkiye Temsilciligi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Belgium has taken over the Presidency of the EU from Sweden for the period between 1 July and 31 December.The Government of Belgium has assumed this position at an important moment for the European integration.
Belgium is a political and administrative centre of the EU in terms of housing the headquarters of international and regional agencies.
Belgium's national drink is beer and the country is a heaven for the lovers of beer.
www.deltur.cec.eu.int /english/guncel/ghaber-july-01-05.html   (381 words)

  
 BELGIUM: COUNTRY COMMERCIAL GUIDE - 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Belgium's comprehensive social security package is composed of five major elements: family allowance, unemployment insurance, retirement, medical benefits and a sick leave program which guarantees salary in event of illness.
Belgium was one of the first countries in the EU to harmonize its legislation with the EU Works Council Directive of December 1994.
Belgium's major banks are represented in the financial and commercial centers of dozens of countries by subsidiaries, branch offices and representative offices.
www.mac.doc.gov /tcc/data/commerce_html/countries/Countries/Belgium/CountryCommercial/1998/hs~InvestmentClimate.html   (4328 words)

  
 Taiwan Yearbook 2004
As a result, foreign relations are increasingly characterized by the development of multilateral institutions dedicated to economic development, peace and security, and democracy and human rights.
Relations with Europe are conducted both bilaterally and with European institutions, especially the European Union (EU).
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eugene Chien led a delegation to attend the 11th Conference of Foreign Ministers of the ROC and the Central American Nations held in Belize on November 25, 2003, which was followed by the signing of a joint communiqué reiterating their determination to further promote and strengthen cooperative relations.
ecommerce.taipeitimes.com /yearbook2004/P113.htm   (9181 words)

  
 belgium information site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: België, French: Belgique, German: Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe, with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings, and German speakers in the East, and Romance Europe, with French speakers in the South, the Walloons.
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), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000).
www.mistyped.info /belgium.htm   (3047 words)

  
 Worldandnation: Belgium ends case on Sharon
PARIS -- A Belgian appeals court on Wednesday threw out a war crimes case against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel for his role in the massacre of Palestinians at the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982.
While upholding the law, which gives Belgium jurisdiction over war criminals regardless of where their alleged crimes occurred, the appeals court also said that suspects had to be on Belgian soil to be tried.
Critics, including members of the Belgian government, warned that the law interfered with Belgium's foreign relations and could bring a flurry of cases filed mainly for political reasons.
www.sptimes.com /2002/06/27/news_pf/Worldandnation/Belgium_ends_case_on_.shtml   (333 words)

  
 Belgium - Gurupedia
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a country in
Geographically and culturally, Belgium is at the crossroads of Europe, and during the past 2,000 years has witnessed a constant ebb and flow of different races and
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 Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Belgium was among the first states to seek cooperation with the young German democracy in the post-war years.
Above all, Belgium and Germany have been bound together by longstanding joint efforts in building the European Union, whose future is a matter of almost complete agreement.
Bilateral cultural relations are based on the German-Belgian Cultural Agreement of 24 September 1956.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=19   (746 words)

  
 Belgium – foreign relations - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Belgiumforeign relations - List of Items - MSN Encarta
With a new administration in Washington, the policies of the United States held more news interest than at any time in the past two decades.
But equally rapid changes elsewhere made 1953 globally a year of major adjustment.
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210056998_5/Cold_War.html   (65 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings, and German speakers in the East) and Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South, the Walloons), which is reflected in its complex institutions and political history.
All political parties in Belgium belong to one of these two communities, except for a German-speaking party and some smaller parties in Brussels.
One example is the so-called "school wars" ("Schoolstrijd" in Dutch, "guerres scolaires" in French) between liberals and Catholics which took place between 1879 and 1884 for the first one and between 1954 and 1958 for the second one.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/be/Belgium.htm   (2849 words)

  
 Combined Arms Research Library
Ross hurried to the presidential residence where Foreign Minister Idzumbuir announced to an audience of ambassadors, which did not include the Soviet representative, that Zaire was making a formal request for "aide de toute nature [aid of every nature]." Appearing in fatigues to enhance the drama, Mobutu entered and repeated his minister's request.
Foreign paratroops might have been going to intervene, but by midday, it was clear that they would not be U.S. troops.
Belgium's foreign minister, Simonet, attempted to minimize the dispute by saying, "My French colleague told me that the view of his government was humanitarian but that it also wanted to restore order.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/odom2/odom2.asp   (19790 words)

  
 Articles - Foreign relations of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Because of its important contributions to the British war effort 1914-18, prime minister Sir Robert Borden insisted that Canada be treated as separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles and it subsequently joined the League of Nations.
It is argued by some critics that Canada no longer carries as much diplomatic weight because of the cut-backs to the military and foreign aid budgets by the government of Jean Chrétien.
Canada's international relations are the responsibility of Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), which is run by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position currently held by Pierre Pettigrew.
www.bowling-balls.net /articles/Foreign_relations_of_Canada   (1274 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Zaire - Foreign Military Relations - Foreign Influences | Zaire Information Resource
Belgium directed its aid primarily to ground forces and military schools; Israel trained airborne personnel; Italy worked with the air force; and the United States provided logistics support.
In the 1980s, Belgium had provided advisers to the 21st Infantry Brigade and ran the Officers Basic Training Course, the Command and Staff School, the Naval Officers Basic Course, and a variety of other schools.
But by mid1990, relations between the two countries had broken down over the Zairian government's human rights abuses, and by late 1990, there were no longer any formal military training relationships between Belgium and Zaire.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/zaire/zaire198.html   (969 words)

  
 Confederate States of America Records (Library of Congress)
The collection relates to the formation of the government of the Confederacy and the conduct of its internal, external, and military affairs.
The departments of state, justice, treasury, navy, and war and the post office are represented, along with material relating to the president, the congress, and the constitution.
Other records of the department relate to administrative and financial affairs, passports, pardons, appointments to office, applications for office, and maritime and domestic affairs of the Confederacy.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/csa.html   (1908 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States
The Avalon Project : Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States
Treaty between the United of States of America, Belgium, the British Empire, China, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/forrel/forrel.htm   (172 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Namur are the seven largest cities of Belgium, with populations above 100,000.
Belgium is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its independence and the 25th anniversary of the federal state - in French, Dutch, English, German
Belgium: society, character and culture, An essay on the Belgian identity.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Belgium.htm   (3254 words)

  
 Russia - PRAVDA.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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The Russian Foreign Ministry protests against extradition of former Russian atomic energy minister Yeugeny Adamov to the US The Russian Foreign Ministry...
english.pravda.ru /main/18/88/354   (741 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: Belgium: Government: Embassies and Consulates: Foreign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Armenia - Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Belgium, also accredited to the Netherlands and as the Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the European Communities and as the Mission of the Republic of Armenia to NATO.
Czech Republic - Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels, accredited to Belgium and Luxembourg.
Philippines - Embassy of the Philippines to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the Mission of the Philippines to the European Communities.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/Belgium/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/Foreign   (653 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : 20th Century Documents
Foreign Relations of the United States : The Bolshevik "Coup d'Etat" November 7, 1917
Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate Seventieth Congress on The General Pact for the Renunciation of War signed at Paris August 27, 1928
Papers Related to the Foreign Relations of the United States 1922-1941
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/20th.htm   (1522 words)

  
 Belgium – foreign relations - List of Items - MSN Encarta
1999: Belgium: Center-Right Parties Lead New Coalition Government
A new center-left coalition government took office in Belgium in March 1992.
The economy grew at a moderately healthy pace.
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210056998_11.65/1992_Belgium.html   (75 words)

  
 Belgian court tosses Sharon case / Human rights ruling could affect Castro, Arafat, Saddam Hussein
The Wednesday decision puts world leaders beyond the reach of Belgium's controversial law of "universal jurisdiction" for human rights cases.
While upholding the law, which gives Belgium jurisdiction over war criminals regardless of where their alleged crimes occurred, the appeals court also said in a 22-page ruling that suspects had to be on Belgian soil to be investigated and tried.
The Sharon case had strained relations between Israel and Belgium, prompting Sharon to skip Brussels on his last European trip.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/06/27/MN234362.DTL   (490 words)

  
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 Belgium - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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.
Countries acceding to membership on May 1, 2004:
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 MADE IN BELGIUM, The Foreign Trade and The Investment Guide to Belgium - Belgium Business Directory, Belgium Business ...
The publication is meant for foreign businessmen and importers wishing to maintain or start off commercial relations with Belgium.
MADE IN BELGIUM is the showcase for successful companies.
Both large companies, leaders in their field, and small, high performance companies have chosen MADE IN BELGIUM to enhance their image abroad, an area that they know so well.
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