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16 Oct
The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning for Northern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK. It warns of potential for injuries and danger to life and predicted gusts of up to 80mph this afternoon and evening.
13 Oct
In July, Ambassador Rudolf Huygelen took up his post at the Embassy of Belgium in the UK after 3 years at Belgium’s Foreign Ministry in Brussels. He has been active in the Belgian diplomatic service since 1989. On 12th October, he presented his Letter of Credentials to H.M. Queen Elizabeth.
02 Oct
All flights, provided by Monarch Group, were canceled on 02/10/2017 with immediate effect. The Civil Aviation Authority was asked by the British government to coordinate return flights for Monarch passengers who are currently outside the UK and who are due to return with Monarch in the coming fortnight. This arrangement applies to both British and other nationals.
29 Sep
We visited the Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale, North London, to meet Belgian researcher and military expert Kris Hendrix who has been working at the museum since April last year.
28 Jun
Sabine Vandenbroucke is currently COO/CFO operating at board level of the graphic design and branding agency Winkreative Ltd and the global news and lifestyle media brand Monocle. She is based in London.
26 Jun
Ambassador Trouveroy and his wife Nathalie arrived in London in January 2014 after diplomatic duties in Moscow. Now, after three and a half years in the UK and a diplomatic career spanning 40 years, they are returning to Brussels…to retire...? Not quite, as Ambassador Trouveroy explains.
30 May
The UK’s first ever Belgian Beer Festival on 21-22 July at the renowned Oval Space on Hackney Road provides a great opportunity to sample Belgian-made craft beers and amazing Belgian-inspired food in the heart of London.
25 Apr
“Belgium is uniquely phenomenal”. This campaign highlights 99 reasons for visiting and investing in Belgium (because 100 would be a bit over the top). It includes a dedicated website and a Facebookpage. Visit and discover!
30 Mar
In a referendum on 23rd June 2016, a majority voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. On the 29th of March 2017, the British Government formally notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the Union. The United Kingdom and the European Union will now start the negotiations on an agreement setting out the arrangement for its withdrawal. The Embassy cannot predict how all this may in future affect the status of EU citizens already resident in the United Kingdom, as this largely depends on the outcome of the negotiations.
17 Mar
After completing his PhD research at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Ghent University, Bart Vanhaesebroeck crossed the Channel for postdoctoral studies at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London. He became professor in London, initially at UCL, then moved to Barts Cancer Institute (Queen Mary University of London) and later joined the Cancer Institute at UCL. Professor Vanhaesebroeck is an elected member of EMBO (EU Excellence in Life Sciences) and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. He was instrumental in the discovery of a new drug for the treatment of cancer.

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