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Hilton Brussels sold to Pandox, renamed “The Hotel”

The Hilton Brussels, long-time home of the European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL), has been sold to the Swedish hotel group Pandox, and is now “The Hotel,” according to an article in the Dutch press spotted by Blog reader Lode.   EPL-goers, who have been complaining about the Hilton Brussels for many years, will be relieved to […]

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Plastic Bertrand Lip Synching Story

Plastic Bertrand was not the singer on his hit single Ca Plane Pour Moi, it has emerged in a Belgian court case.   An expert linguist compared the 1977 punk hit to Plastic’s 2006 cover version, and decided it was the same voice on both, according to this article on the BBC – about a […]

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Nadja Weiss leaves Chevron Phillips

Nadja Weiss of Chevron Phillips Chemicals (CPChem) is to leave her position as Belgium-based Aromatics Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) in June.  After 13 years in the industry, including starting out at BASF, she will hand over to Sid Baweja in a three-week transition period, she announced in a goodbye email to her business associates […]

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Diseased chipmunks massing in Paris

Petchem employees in France and Belgium, including ICIS’s own Paris-based senior editor Linda Naylor, are on the look-out for thousands of diseased chipmunks, which have been found living in the French capital. An estimated 100,000 Siberian Chipmunks are living in northern France and thriving in the good summer weather, according to this article on Yahoo […]

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A Town Called Panic – a movie comedy of plastics

“A Town Called Panic” (Panique au village), a Belgian comedy movie about plastic toys, previewed at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The review in Hollywoodreporter.com says that it is “absolutely brilliant:”   The main characters are Cowboy, Indian, and Horse, who improbably live together in a town called Panic. They are plastic toys, twisted […]

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Polden to leave Integra Marketing

Reidun Polden is to leave Integra Marketing in the first week of February, the company announced on Tuesday. Reidun was trading ethylene and propylene at Integra at its offices in Belgium. “Reidun will be returning to Norway for personal reasons, and we wish her all the best,” said Gina Fyffe, executive director olefins.

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Belgium for sale on eBay

This was my favourite news story last week. A disgruntled journalist put Belgium up for sale on eBay.

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