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How to say goodbye to Brussels - officially NEW
EU for US 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
I am sad to say that I have left Brussels. I am excited to say that I am now in Paris and blogging here.I will keep posts at EUforUS as up-to-date as possible. Brussels is not quick to change, so, for the most part, I think you can trust the content...
Belgium Family Law (eHow) NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
I wrote this post for eHow. It covers some basics of Belgian family law includinga bit about the Civil Codedomiciles and habitual residencesmarriage and divorcecohabitationinheritancewillsTo read the full article, please go here. Here's a bit of an i...
Information on Shipping Rates to Belgium (eHow) NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
I wrote this post for eHow. It covers shipping rates to Belgium.There are several ports of entry to Belgium. Shipments and packages arrive via land, air and ocean. Shipments and packages of all sizes are processed by Belgium Customs and require the a...
Labour laws in Belgium (eHow) NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
I wrote this for eHow but thought I'd share via my personal blog in case it is interesting to those looking to work in Brussels:Labor Laws in Belgium on eHowWritten by Linda (Broughton) WarnierEmployment contracts in Belgium, whether in writing or by...
Place Flagey NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Out of all the places in Brussels, Place Flagey is the closes to my heart. Flagey is like a hyperactive university student on espresso - it never sleeps and it never loses its energy save for a few brief hours between 6 and 7 in the morning. At the s...
Develop your internal network in social media NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
While working with the EU as a consultant, I've learned a lot about the importance of an internal network. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you've got no insider support for what you plan to do, you won't get anything done. Every Dire...
What's the tone of EU social media? NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In tone, successful social media is meant to engage and enlighten, the way a nice conversation with a friend (or even a random stranger) can. Such unexpected chats add value to your life. They take a concern or an idea and explore it with you, offeri...
The European Commission and mass communication NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
There are two issues when it comes to the European Commission and mass communication: leadership and audience. Fortunately, these issues are pretty easily resolved by the EC's communication units - provided they have the flexibility and the support t...
European communications and social media NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
European communications through more socia media would be a good idea right about now.Communicating through social media could help people understand what the EU does, who does it, and how. It could help people understand not only the EU's relevance,...
Belgium beats the USA in income distribution NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
I think that the USA and Belgium are both great countries, each in their own way. But in income distribution, Belgium (and most EU countries, save for the UK) kicks US to the curb. And that's important, as this video demonstrates. Maybe that's why we...
Drink like a Bruxellois(e) NEW
EU for US 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Minutes ago
Belgium is THE place for beer. Brussels is the capital.Beer connoisseurs the world over are awed by the selection available in our fair city. You could drink a different label of beer every day for two years and still not have tried everything. Appro...
Business in Belgium NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Belgian business is personal. Remember that.American business is not.What follows is a gross exaggeration meant only to poke fun at the differences in work culture. Please don't take it too seriously and gift me with comments of a cruel nature.In the...
Get married to a Belgian in Belgium NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
An American reader planning to wed a Belgian in Belgium has provided some insight on what it's like to get legally married in Brussels.What is a legal marriage in Belgium? In Brussels or in any other city in Belgium, the commune in which you or your...
Shopping in Belgium NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In Belgium, it's up to the buyer to be the expert in what they are purchasing. Never never never never never trust the company to sell you what you need. Always always always check to ensure that you are buying what you want and not what they want to...
Still no government NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
'L'Union fait la force - Eendracht maakt macht'Belgium's two main mottos say it all. Strength in unity. Divided by language.In Belgium, we've gone now for 321 days now with no federal government. And we're none the worse for wear. Since mid-February,...
Brussels Citizens University NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Brussels Citizens University (1-3/10/2010): Where is Brussels heading? Organised by Aula Magna, with the support of ULB, VUB and FUSL...
Buying property in Belgium - how to buy a house, how buy an appartment in Belgium NEW
EU for US 4 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Purchasing property in Belgium is a commitment.A purchased property with a mortgage that is sold within five years of purchase carries a heavy capital gains tax. There are several layers of paperwork in buying a property and all of them cost. Overall...
Start a Business in Belgium NEW
EU for US 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Image from betterthangettingby.comA post in response to some questions about business in Belgium that I've got via email:Belgium has a number of avenues available for those looking to start a business. Belgium is the political capital of the economic...
Is the EU a brand? NEW
EU for US 5 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
This weekend a German woman told me, "I pay 200 euros a month in taxes to the European Union, and outside of (expletive)-ing with the euro, I can't tell you what it does."Lack of clarity and consistency in communication between government and citizen...
The EU and the European citizen's perspective NEW
EU for US 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The EU has an image problem.The EU is criticized by some communication experts for being too distant, too top-down, too old (too old-fashioned that is) and too touchy when it comes to external criticism (a person is either with us or against us - whi...