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  1. Visit a city laced with canals in a land fizzing with beers

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... the capital's red-brick central station and go far south, almost up to the border into Belgium, you arrive in the city of Maastrict, made famous by the ground-breaking European Unity treaty of 1992. ... is said to be the oldest city in the Netherlands, and, wedged between Belgium and Germany, has for centuries served as one of Europe's most important trading crossroads. This proud trading ...

  2. Trade is blooming like tulips in springtime

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a relatively young entity, having been formed as recently as 1815, only 28 years before Hong Kong became a British Crown Colony. In 1830, Belgium seceded and formed ... and forms the basis of the Flemish dialects spoken in parts of Belgium. Furthermore, Dutch is used widely in the former colony of Suriname, as well as in the Caribbean territories of Aruba ...

  3. Grand duchy puts tackling poverty and Aids at top of its priority list

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... for increased assistance to less developed countries. At a meeting of European Union development ministers in Belgium, Luxembourg's neighbour, last month, the EU's 15 wealthiest countries ... only four EU countries- Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark- have met this figure. Five others- Britain, France, Belgium, Finland and Spain- have set firm dates to achieve ...

  4. Wistful language borne across the seas

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... in Luxembourg, where most locals speak Portuguese. This tiny nation wedged between Belgium, Germany and France even has its own Portuguese-language radio and TV stations. In January 2003, more than 14 ...

  5. Low-cost air travel shrinks a continent

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker, Reggie Ho

    ... some casualties in the air travel race. The national carriers of Switzerland and Belgium, Swiss Air and Sabena, folded in 2001, while other flag-carriers are struggling to compete ...

  6. Success story of a continent without borders

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... of Western Europe. As a result, in 1951, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was set up by Belgium, West Germany, Luxembourg, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The power to take decisions ... as if they didn't exist. Another watershed year was 2002, when euro notes and coins replaced national currencies in 12 of the 15 countries of the European Union (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, ...

  7. Partying in silver jubilee style

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... of Napoleon Bonaparte. The House of Orange-Nassau was given the modern-day Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to rule, which came to be known as the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The first king ...



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