Belgium as a nation is a microcosm of what the European project requires: accepting ambiguity and constantly working toward compromise, said the country’s consul general in Atlanta. Composed of the Dutch-speaking Flanders region, the French-speaking southern Wallonia region and a national government based in Brussels, the country has been dealing with the tradeoffs of federalism and linguistic diversity since […]
World War I may be “the forgotten war,” overshadowed in U.S. history by the Civil War and World War II, but its consequences continue to be felt this day. The loss of 10 million-plus who died in the conflict with twice as many injured may be only a faint memory. Yet the collapse of empires, […]
For many years now, Clarkston, Ga., has been known for its ethnic diversity. The January 2017 issue of Atlanta Magazine even titled its article about the town’s center as the “Ellis Island of the South.” Warren St. John’s book ‘Outcasts United’ and his articles for the New York Times gave the town global renown. In […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is resuming on Saturday, March 25, its Atlanta–Brussels flights, an announcement which drew a hardy round of applause from the dozens of attendees at a Belgium National Day celebration held in Midtown the evening of Jan. 13. Anton Mertens, president of the Belgian-American Chamber of the South which hosted the celebration […]
Book: Harvest of War Author: Jan Smolders Reviewed by: William de Baets, consul general of Belgium in Atlanta This year I read Jan Smolders’ Harvest of War. Written by a compatriot living in Florida, the novel describes the last months of World War II in a small Belgian town. Based on the grim historical reality of the moment, Smolders weaves together themes of heroism, treason, […]
When Dave Blanchard, Mike Gallagher and Tom Moore were wondering what to do with their lives knighthood probably wasn’t on their minds. Like many recent graduates, these three from the University of Georgia had no clue what their futures would hold. But based on their experience as vassals in bars and restaurants, they wanted to […]
Four out of the 10 early-stage technology companies joining Techstars Atlanta are from outside the United States, showing the city’s appeal among international startups looking into the American market as the worldwide accelerator program kicks off here.
Delta Air Lines Inc. will restart service from Atlanta to the European city of Brussels next March, which would be a year after it was rocked by twin terrorist bombings at the airport and a train station. One of two bombs at the airport exploded just in front of the Delta check-in counter at Brussel-Zaventem […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. customers were confirmed to be among those killed in the suicide bombing at the Brussels Zaventem Airport Tuesday.
Atlanta’s mayor reached out today to express the city’s solidarity with its sister city of Brussels after suicide bombers killed at least 30 and injured more than 230 in three separate explosions that hit two major transit hubs in the Belgian capital.