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U.S. Memorial Day Commemorations in Belgium

Each year, the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium observes Memorial Day by participating in commemoration ceremonies to honor the more than 14,000 American soldiers buried in Belgium in World War One and World War Two cemeteries.  This year, Memorial Day ceremonies for the American soldiers who fought and died in World War Two ...
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Jean-Luc Dehaene 1940 – 2014

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, one of Belgium’s great leaders and a central figure in the growth and consolidation of the European Union. He will be remembered with deep gratitude by the American people as one of Europe’s most unifying figures and as a champion ...
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United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mark Storella of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and Belgian Finance Minister Koen Geens signed a tax information exchange agreement that will improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  The agreement reflects the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Government of ...
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U.S. Universities Continue to Attract Belgian Students

According to the Open Doors 2013 Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, 894 Belgian students were enrolled in U.S. higher education this year, which is a 1.6 percent increase from the previous year. The top universities in which Belgian ...
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Wilfried Martens 1936 – 2013

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Wilfried Martens, one of Europe’s great statesmen and a strong supporter of the transatlantic relationship. He presided over a period of great importance for U.S.-Belgian relations, a period which saw the fall of the Berlin wall, the transformation of the NATO alliance, and the launching ...
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