Royal News: German Community in Belgium

King Philippe of the Belgians visited the German Community in Eupen
and Amel.

Eupen German Community in Belgium
Eupen picture taken in 2014

In Eupen the King visited the joint campus of the training center for the
Middle Class and the Vocational School.

Eupen German Community in Belgium















Eupen picture taken in 2014

In Amel, King Philippe of Belgium visited a company, which is internationally
active in the mechanical and metal sector. 



King Philippe and Queen Mathilde screenshot



Some Facts and Figures: 

Until 1920, the East Cantons were a part of the Rhine Provinces of Prussia 
in Germany. They were made a part of Belgium by the Treaty of Versailles.

In 1940 the new areas were taken again by Germany during World War II.
Finally in 1945 they became a part of Belgium.

In the  1970's Belgium was divided into a French, German and Dutch part.

At the moment the German speaking community has his own government 
and his own parliament. There are now 4 ministers in the Government.

Their capital is Eupen

Other famous places are inter alia St. Vith and Malmedy. 
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