Carl Bouckaert, a founder and chairman of the Dalton-based Beaulieu Group LLC, is to compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games on behalf of the Belgian equestrian team. Mr. Bouckaert, 58, is well known in local equestrian circles and owns the Chattahoochee Falls horse farm 15 miles west of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For […]
Belgium has been operating without an official government for more than 530 days, a modern-day record. However, the wait is over. A new coalition government was formed on Friday, Dec. 2. The six parties tasked with creating Belgium’s new structure finally reached agreement over the weekend, in large part due to pressure from a downgrade […]
Belgium’s consul general in the Southeast U.S. wants to further strengthen ties between his country and the region by making Atlanta a destination for the world’s first solar-powered plane when it attempts to fly around the world in 2014.
Lausanne,Switzerland-based Solar Impulse SA is developing the plane with 23 sponsor companies and organizations from across Europe, particularly in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Technology buffs speculate that digital book-readers such as the iPad and Kindle are on the way to replacing traditional hand-held volumes, but a family-owned Belgian book-binding company is growing its business through photobooks and notebooks that customers can personalize with their own pictures and information.
The technology earned the praise of U.S. electronic publishers and with their endorsement…
Completing the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship on Oct. 8 was no easy task for Atlanta immigration attorney Anton Mertens.
“To successfully complete the course, you have to finish within 17 hours,” he told GlobalAtlanta upon his return home from Hawaii’s Big Island western coast where the event was held.
A panel discussion titled “Restarting the Global Economy: Regaining Economic Faith” is to be held at the Carlyle House in Norcross beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. The World Chamber of Commerce event is to feature presentations by Rajeev Dhawan, director, Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center; Benoit Standaert, consul general of Belgium; […]
More than 34,000 Belgians clogged the main streets of Brussels Jan. 23 in a peaceful protest called the “Shame” march that was organized by the student run Web site www.230111.be
Julian Flamant, a 2006 graduate of Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs who is currently attending University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Business, was in the midst of the
Last year's decision by Abbott Laboratories Inc. to purchase a Belgian company, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc., will result in the loss of 250 jobs for metro Atlanta. By the end of 2011, Abbott will close Solvay's former U.S. headquarters in Marietta, Abbott spokesman Scott Stoffel told GlobalAtlanta. Solvay once employed 400 people in Marietta but is […]
The government of Belgium has upgraded its consular office in Atlanta to a full consulate general that will provide visa and passport services and promote economic and cultural cooperation with the Southeast U.S. Benoit Standaert, previously consul in Atlanta, has been promoted to consul general. The consulate covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North […]
A Belgium-based solar energy company will move its Americas headquarters from Sacramento, Calif., to Atlanta, bringing at least 30 jobs here over the next two years, the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced Thursday. Enfinity Corp. cited Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the "spirit of innovation" here as factors in choosing Atlanta. It can take […]