And speaking of that rainy Belgian capital and surrounding nation, its Flemish-speaking
people in the north, the ones that make all the money, want to keep their wealth to themselves and stop sending it to the Walloons who are viewed by many as less industrious.
Sweden's NordicDoc has been appointed VASP for Sweden and Denmark, MDS Consultancy is heading up Xerox's Italian resellers, Service2Sales covers the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Flemish-speaking
regions of Belgium, IT-S Co manages the DACH region and TPS holds Spain.
While the Flemish-speaking
north of the country strongly favors free trade, resistance to expanded free trade agreements is growing in the French- and German-speaking south, as exemplified in the region government of Wallonia's successful last-minute negotiations with the EU to insert clarifying clauses in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Today's Belgium lies at the cultural crossing where Flemish-speaking
and French-speaking traditions mix with those of a German-speaking minority.
Visiting a label converter in the Flemish-speaking
part of the country, he was kept waiting until an interpreter could be found because the boss couldn't (or more probably wouldn't) conduct business in French, English or any language but Flemish.
Sales of ebooks protected by digital rights management (DRM) systems are falling fast in the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking
Belgium, while purchases of those with watermark protection rise rapidly, according to the leading local distributor.
The air tickets are paid for," said Hans Bonte, mayor of Vilvoorde, a city of 41,000 in Flemish-speaking
Belgium that has seen at least 22 young people leave for Syria, including the most recent group in early November.
His son, 53-year-old crown prince Philippe, was sworn in as the seventh monarch of a country deeply divided between their French and Flemish-speaking
He also stressed that his wish was that Belgium, split between the Flemish-speaking
north and the French south, remained united.
But while the French-speakers of the south remain largely royalist, Flemish-speaking
Flanders, home to 60 percent of the population, has cooled.
In Belgium, arguably the institutional heart of Europe, on October 14th a divisive and secessionist Flemish political party, the New Flemish Alliance won local elections in Antwerp, the capital of the Flemish-speaking
I was born on a small farm in southwest Manitoba in 1924, into a Flemish-speaking