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YouthCompass seeks to address the unique needs of mobile international high school and middle school students by providing caring adult role models who assist them in navigating life.

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Prepare International is a world mission group dedicated to seeing the Kingdom of God come more fully in our generation and the generations to come. We exist to help others SEE the Kingdom, ENTER the Kingdom and EXPRESS the Kingdom in every arena of life.

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Evangelical Christian missions organization focused on evangelism, church planting, pastor training, and discipleship around the world.

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.
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Being one of the most densely populated countries in Europe, Belgium's environment faces pressures from overpopulation, degradation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and air and water pollution.1 Belgium has recently undertaken efforts to address environmental concerns through a variety of legislative initiatives.2 Each region has various agencies dedicated to areas of environmental concern, such as the Brussels institute for Environmental Management, the Wallonian Agency for Air and Climate, the Wallonia Waste Disposal Office, the Department of Environment, Nature and Energy (Flanders), and so on.3 Despite the involvement of these various agencies, population density and industrial concentration continue to pose threats to Belgiumâ's environment.4

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Belgium-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 http://www.eubusiness.com/europe/belgium/environmental-rules
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4http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/111111111/127/1/publication_scr_belgium_final.pdf
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Belgium News

Stuff.co.nz 
A peaceful ceremony took place at the scene of horror and bloodshed 100 years ago. See more..
IQ Magazine 
Some in Belgium, as elsewhere in the world, have cast doubts on the viability of the “festivalisation” of the live music business, with Christophe Goethals of CRISP warning last year that the “supply [of festivals] cannot grow indefinitely”. Yet ... See more..
Rochdale Online 
Just days before the event in Belgium, Brown had exhausted all possibilities, and was ready to pull the plug on his campaign, when the opportunity of using his old Nissan Micra came about. Brown last used the car in 2015 and whilst it wasn't as ... See more..
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Hindu Business Line 
Belgium has become the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat I. See more..
Bleeding Cool News 
The Pokémon Company International announced this week that it has entered into a major collaboration with a French children's fashion brand La Compagnie ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Spanish police have arrested nine suspected members of a jihadi group in connection with recent deadly attacks in Belgium and France. Police said the arrested were one Spaniard and eight Moroccans living in Catalonia, all aged between 30 and 40 years ... See more..
Māori Television 
New Zealand Defence Force personnel have sent their messages in to Māori Television from across the world. See more..
Nasdaq 
(RTTNews.com) - British telecom major Vodafone Group Plc (VOD, VOD.L) announced Thursday that the company and Proximus Group, a Belgium-based telecommunications & ICT company, have agreed to renew their strategic partnership for Belgium and ... See more..
Los Angeles Business Journal 
TeleSign Corp. of Marina del Rey, a developer of user authentication software, announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired for $230 million in cash by telecommunications company BICS of Belgium. The deal is expected to close in the third ... See more..
BikePortland.org 
Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing Company — the eighth largest brewery in America — now offers a $300, three-day ride through rural, unpaved backroads of eastern Oregon. The Oregon Ramble (June 8-11) is one of three “Ramble Rides” the ... See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands
Area

Total 30,528 sq km
Land 30,278 sq km
Water 250 sq km

Climate

temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy
Natural Resources

construction materials, silica sand, carbonates ;
Natural Hazards

flooding is a threat along rivers and in areas of reclaimed coastal land, protected from the sea by concrete dikes
Current Environmental Issues

the environment is exposed to intense pressures from human activities: urbanization, dense transportation network, industry, extensive animal breeding and crop cultivation; air and water pollution also have repercussions for neighboring countries; uncertainties regarding federal and regional responsibilities (now resolved) had slowed progress in tackling environmental challenges

Demographics

Nationality
Belgian
Population
10,444,268 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

This modern, open, and private-enterprise-based economy has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base. Industry is concentrated mainly in the more heavily-populated region of Flanders in the north. With few natural resources, Belgium imports substantial quantities of raw materials and exports a large volume of manufactures, making its economy vulnerable to volatility in world markets. Roughly three-quarters of Belgium's trade is with other EU countries, and Belgium has benefited most from its proximity to Germany. In 2011 Belgian GDP grew by 1.8%, the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 7.2% from 8.3% ...See More the previous year, and the government reduced the budget deficit from a peak of 6% of GDP in 2009 to 4.2% in 2011 and 3.3% in 2012. Fourth quarter GDP growth in 2012 was at -0.1%, the third consecutive quarter of negative growth. This brought economic growth for the whole of 2012 to negative 0.2%. It also left Belgium on the brink of a possible recession at the end of 2012. However, at year's end, the government appeared close to meeting its 2012 budget deficit goal of 3% of GDP. Despite the relative improvement in Belgium's budget deficit, public debt hovers around 100% of GDP, a factor that has contributed to investor perceptions that the country is increasingly vulnerable to spillover from the euro-zone crisis. Belgian banks were severely affected by the international financial crisis in 2008 with three major banks receiving capital injections from the government, and the nationalization of the Belgian retail arm of a Franco-Belgian bank. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$427.2 billion (2012 est.); $428.1 billion (2011 est.); $420.6 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 21.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugar beets, fresh vegetables, fruits, grain, tobacco; beef, veal, pork, milk
Industries

engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum