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Jan 10th, 2017

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Local Life fans enjoying shows at Parktheater

May 4th, 2015

Parktheater and Local Life Eindhoven gave away tickets to two shows. Two of our lucky followers won the tickets and wrote a review about the shows! This is what one of the winners, Katie, said about the show "A tribute to Madiba": "A Tribute to…

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Eindhoven museum is adding a 'new' era to their grounds! And they need you for a little help.

Jan 22nd, 2015

At Eindhoven Museum you experience the history from the beginning to E(i)ndhoven. At the moment however the story starts about 30,000 years too late. The history in the heritage park starts at the Iron age (about 2500 years ago), while there is…

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Be visible with Brainport talentBOX

Oct 13th, 2014

Are you a professional in Tech & IT? If yes, do you need a job? All you have to do is to join the newly released Brainport talentBOX, developed by the Brainport Talent Centre. It’s a new, easy and effective way to match your skills with…

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Local elections in Eindhoven today

Mar 19th, 2014

As you've probably guessed with all the election posters, media attention and politicians presence in the city, elections are coming up. On Wednesday March 19th local elections take place in over 400 municipalities in the Netherlands, and also in…

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Win tickets for Christmas Winter Circus!

Dec 19th, 2013

Parktheater & Local Life Eindhoven are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to go see the International Christmas Winter Circus at Parktheater later this month! From December 6th we'll announce 3 different questions related to the show, each of which…

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Child care centre on ISE campus

Sep 2nd, 2013

From September 9th the brand new campus of the International School Eindhoven (ISE) offers day care and out of school care in the Columbus Child Care Centre (Kinderstad). Through the new child care centre children can become familiar with the…

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CLOSED - Win tickets for comedian Greg Shapiro!

Jan 14th, 2013

Parktheater & Eindhoven Life are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to go see Greg Shapiro's 'Superburger' on Friday January 18th at 7.30pm or 'Greg Shapiro presents Steve Hughes' on Friday January 18th at 9.30pm. These shows are part of the…

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Queen Beatrix visiting Eindhoven

Nov 2nd, 2012

On Thursday November 22nd Queen Beatrix will be travelling to Eindhoven. She's accompanying the Slovakian president Gasparovic on his visit to the region. Mr. Gasparovic will be visiting the Helmond Automotive Campus in the morning, the Queen will…

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Win tickets for Level 42!

Oct 25th, 2012

Level 42 is a well known band from the 80s and they're coming to Eindhoven for a gig at the Effenaar on the 18th of November! Eindhoven Life is giving away 2 tickets to enjoy this unique concert. What do you need to do to get a chance to win those…

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Eindhoven-Life.com in the news

Aug 10th, 2012

The Eindhoven-Life Guide doesn't go unnoticed. Where many distribution points keep asking for more copies, also the new international students make good us of the map. If you've just arrived to come study at TU/e you've received a copy already. The…

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Eindhoven Life Guide in the news

Aug 10th, 2012

The Eindhoven-Life Guide doesn't go unnoticed. Where many distribution points keep asking for more copies, also the new international students make good us of the map. If you've just arrived to come study at TU/e you've received a copy already. The…

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Win tickets for Brabant Open Air!

Aug 7th, 2012

Brabant Open Air is a two day festival taking place in Eindhoven for the first time this year. To celebrate this start of a brand new (& hopefully yearly) festival Eindhoven Life is giving away 3x2 tickets the coming weeks, courtesy of Brabant Open…

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Online magazine about foreign students in the region

Jun 28th, 2012

Student-reporters at the Eindhoven Dagblad have published an online Student Magazine on foreign students in the Eindhoven region. The magazine covers facts & figures, information about the region, recruitment, housing, ways to earn some extra cash…

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EURO 2012 on big screen?

Jun 4th, 2012

In many cities soccer fans will not be able to see EURO 2012 matches on a big screen. For security reasons the government has announced more rules for putting up a screen in a city. This causes city councils to not give out permission to organisers…

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Eindhoven Cares & Eindhoven-Life join forces

May 24th, 2012

The Eindhoven Cares Foundation is a brand new volunteering organisation in Eindhoven, which started off in January 2011 and is part of the international HandsOn Network. Their formula is unique, they offer flexible volunteering options to anyone who…

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Special luxurious event, exclusively for Eindhoven-Life readers

Apr 16th, 2012

We're happy to announce the event Taste 'Faces', organised by Faces hair, skin & nails, who exclusively invite members of the international community in Eindhoven. It's a 2-hour event at their salon on Kleine Berg, in which you'll be pampered by the…

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Eindhoven gets its own Monopoly game

Mar 16th, 2012

Yes, that's right; no other city's or region, just streets & areas in Eindhoven. And a couple of stations, a jail, and chance cards of course. Just like a real Monopoly game. That's the Eindhoven Monopoly boardgame which will be released in May.…

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Kaiser Chiefs to perform in Eindhoven

Feb 20th, 2012

Today the organisation of Brabant Open Air announced that Kaiser Chiefs will be one of the bands performing on this new Eindhoven festival in August. Also the Dutch bands Racoon, Miss Montreal and The Kyteman Orchestra are on the list, together more…

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CLOSED Win tickets for Eindhoven Kemphanen ice hockey!

Jan 3rd, 2012

The Eindhoven ice hockey team 'Eindhoven Kemphanen' represents our city in the highest national ice hockey league. The team plays its home games at the local ice skating rink in Genneper Parken. If you're into ice hockey or you'ld like to get to…

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GLOW 2011 breaks visitor record

Nov 14th, 2011

The yearly Eindhoven light art festival GLOW has been a huge success. Yesterday the organizers announced that 360.000 people have visited the event. Last year 250.000 visitors came to see the special light projects in our city. The strong increase…

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Eindhoven wins 'Best city centre of the Netherlands' award

Oct 6th, 2011

Our city just keeps winning prizes! After 'Smartest community in the world' today Eindhoven was awarded the title 'Best city centre of the Netherlands' for the next two years by the national Dutch retail association. Other nominees in the category…

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CLOSED Win tickets for Mayday!

Sep 21st, 2011

You've probably seen the posters around for Mayday, this Saturday at Klokgebouw Eindhoven, at Strijp-S. This is the first time that there is an edition of the 20-year old house & techno event taking place in the Netherlands. It all started in 1991…

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Dutch Traditions on 'Prinsjesdag'

Sep 14th, 2011

The third Tuesday in September is 'Prinsjesdag' in the Netherlands, literally: 'Day of the little Princes'. It's a day full of traditions, set up around the start of the parliamentary year. It's not only a political event, there's a large role for…

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Expat radio show - phone interviews

Sep 13th, 2011

International Communication and Media student Quirine Roch is looking for expats who are interested in an internet radio show especially for expats in the Netherlands. To set up this project she's in need for people who'ld like to share their ideas…

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New destinations from Eindhoven Airport

Sep 6th, 2011

From April 2012 onwards Dutch airline Transavia is expanding their number of flight destinations from Eindhoven Airport with four new ones. The new destinations are Valencia, Lisbon, Venice (Treviso) and Istanbul. This brings the total weekly amount…

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New Eindhoven City Guides by Eindhoven Life

Sep 1st, 2011

On September 1st Eindhoven Life has launched its first Eindhoven Life Guide, a combination of a hardcopy city map, guide and event calendar. The first edition covers Autumn and Winter '11/'12 and brings you all the best events of these seasons. The…

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Drinks in Eindhoven relatively inexpensive

Aug 16th, 2011

Research (by Van Spronsen en Partners) across the 21 largest cities in the Netherlands has shown that you do not have to pay as much for your drinks at the terraces in Eindhoven as you have to in many other cities. The price for a round of 2 small…

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Marseille new destination from Eindhoven Airport

Jul 27th, 2011

Good news for French people who visit Eindhoven regularly; from October 2nd Air France adds Eindhoven Airport to its destinations from Marseille. 178 People can fly this new route each time, it's covered by an Airbus 320. Eindhoven Airport welcomes…

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Flying to Gdansk, Cracow, Kaunas and Marrakech from Eindhoven Airport

Jul 27th, 2011

After the news that Air France is going to fly from Eindhoven to Marseille soon, today Ryanair announced that the airline is adding 4 new destinations to their list of destinations from Eindhoven Airport. From the end of the October it will be…

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Lady Gaga’s 'Slime Dress' designed in Eindhoven

Jul 12th, 2011

In a recent photo shoot Lady Gaga was wearing a special kind of dress. In fact she was just wearing some sort of slime. This 'slime dress' was designed by Bart Hess from Eindhoven. The artist, working from a studio at the Kanaalstraat, was asked to…

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Relatively high number of autism diagnoses in Eindhoven

Jun 27th, 2011

Eindhoven is in the centre of attention again after the results of a study of the British University of Cambridge were published last week. Researchers of the university found that in the Eindhoven region three to four times as many children were…

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Eindhoven named World's Smartest Region

Jun 4th, 2011

The Eindhoven region has been named Intelligent Community of the Year 2011 by the ICF, Intelligent Community Forum, yesterday June 3rd, at the annual ICF awards ceremony at Steiner Film Studios in Brooklyn, New York (USA). The award was presented by…

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Looking for all nationalities in Eindhoven!

May 11th, 2011

For the project 'Dialogue and Diversity in Eindhoven' photographer Saskia Holtjer is looking for people of all 158 nationalities represented in Eindhoven. This project is initiated by OVAA, an organisation which identifies, intitiates and advises…

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Survey for expatriates

Mar 4th, 2011

There is a new association for the Eindhoven region which is called The Hub Holland for Expats. It has been set up recently and is in the process of forming a team of volunteers who will take various initiatives interesting for expats.…

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New Little Blob

Jan 31st, 2011

You can't have missed it; the white roundish building in the city centre called 'Blob'. It's one of Eindhoven's main landmarks and at the same time controversial items of architecture. So you can imagine that the announcement of another, this time…

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Warm welcome to O'Sheas!

Jan 30th, 2011

Probaby one of the most popular places in Eindhoven, for both locals and foreigners, is O'Sheas, the only Irish pub in Eindhoven and the newest partner of Eindhoven-Life. You can check out their details in our directory and events in O'Sheas can now…

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Over 7 million for Serious Request!

Jan 6th, 2011

It's unbelievable; 7.135.707,- has been collected during the 3FM charity event Serious Request 2010 in Eindhoven! From all over the Netherlands people contributed for the good cause which is the Red Cross support of AIDS orphans all around the…

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Special offer Winter Circus!

Dec 21st, 2010

The International Christmas Winter Circus in Parktheater Eindhoven celebrates its 40th anniversary! You can now order 2 tickets for 40,- (normal price 50,-) for the shows on 31/12, 1/1 and 2/1. In order to make use of this offer you need to make…

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Princess Margriet will close the Glazen Huis

Dec 16th, 2010

This Saturday Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet (no, not Princess Maxima, she did it last year) will be in Eindhoven for the lock-in of DJs Coen, Gerard and Giel in the Glazen Huis. The DJs will stay in the glass house until Christmas Eve for the…

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Light Route pride of Eindhoven for the 2nd time

Dec 10th, 2010

This evening Friday December 10th the winner of the Pride of Eindhoven election 2010 has been announced at the Stadspaviljoen. And the winner is... the Light Route (Lichtjesroute)! It is the second time in 6 years this event, which is organised…

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Parktheater new partner of Eindhoven-Life!

Nov 3rd, 2010

As of November 2010 Parktheater Eindhoven has joined forces with Eindhoven-Life to promote the cultural program in the theatre amongst the international audience in the city. You can find the international shows at Parktheater in our Events section.

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DDW expects to break records

Oct 28th, 2010

The Dutch Design Week is only half way and already a great success. A lot of the participating locations have welcomed high numbers of visitors already. And if you've been at Strijp-S you've probably seen it for yourself. Especially the main…

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What's the Pride of Eindhoven?

Oct 20th, 2010

Local newspaper Groot Eindhoven / d Weekkrant.nl has again launched the city election for the Pride of Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhovens Trots 2010). The Eindhoven Marathon, the Light Route, Tongelreep, Glow Festival and the enlightened A2 overpass have…

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Coptic Pope visiting Eindhoven

Oct 14th, 2010

Pope Shenouda III, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, is visiting Eindhoven this Sunday October 17th to inaugurate the Church of Archangel Michael and St. Anthony Abbot in Stratum. He will be assisted by 20 bishops from Europe and Egypt.

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Plaza Futura program now at Eindhoven-Life!

Oct 5th, 2010

As of October 2010 Plaza Futura has joined forces with Eindhoven-Life to promote the cultural program in the theatre amongst the international audience in the city. The Plaza Futura theatre offers a refreshing selection of movies and theatre.…

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Blob now open to the public

Sep 24th, 2010

Today the eye catching Blob in the city centre has opened its doors to the public. The drop shaped glass building has been a popular topic of discussion amongst Eindhoven citizens and visitors, it's really a case of "love it or hate it". At…

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New Look for Eindhoven-Life

Sep 20th, 2010

Today the new design of Eindhoven-Life.com has gone live! You can now check out your favourite English website about the Dutch City of Light in a brand new, fresh and more comprehensive design. Other websites of the -Life.com network have also…

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Light Route Bus Tour with Book

Sep 15th, 2010

The Eindhoven Expats Meetup group is organising a bus tour to do the Light Route (for more detail see the event calendar). The tour will take place at Wednesday September 29th, from around 7pm in the evening. Costs are 17,50 per person for which…

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Brainport International Weekend

Sep 9th, 2010

Don't leave the city in the first weekend of November! There will be the Brainport International Weekend, especially organised for all international citizens of the city of Eindhoven. You can take part in several fun and interesting activities on…

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More trains between Eindhoven and Amsterdam

Sep 3rd, 2010

Although we can't imagine you would want to leave the city of Eindhoven the trial phase with an increased frequency of trains between Eindhoven and Amsterdam might come in handy. From next Monday September 6th there will be six intercity trains…

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Eindhoven Greenest City in the Netherlands?

Jul 21st, 2010

The city of Eindhoven is nominated for this year's title "Greenest city in the Netherlands". The jury of this competition has visited the city last week with a group of 10 people. The group got a 4 hour tour through the city and passed all its…

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Transferium in Eindhoven

Jul 14th, 2010

In the future it will be easier to visit the city of Eindhoven by car, without having trouble finding a parking spot. From December 2011 a transferium will be open where you can easily park your car and take a bus to the city centre. The…

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World Cup on big screen

Jun 22nd, 2010

You might have noticed the big screen already on the 18 Septembersquare in the city centre. In front of shopping centre Piazza and department store Bijenkorf Hyundai has built up a huge screen to show matches in the 2010 World Cup soccer. Hyundai…

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Light Art Contest 2010 "Reflection"

Jun 7th, 2010

The Light Art Museum again organizes a contest for light art projects. This year's theme is "Reflection". Artists are invited to submit their interpretation of this theme. The focus of the contest is on artists in their final year or…

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Radio 3FM House of Glass 2010 in Eindhoven

May 11th, 2010

Today at 4.30pm radio 3FM DJ Giel Beelen announced that the 3FM House of Glass will be in Eindhoven this year. The house of glass or Serious Request is a charity event which takes place in December each year. 3 DJ's have themselves locked into a…

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Eindhoven launches iPhone-app for inhabitants

Apr 28th, 2010

Eindhoven is the first city in the Netherlands that offers their inhabitants the possibility to send their complaints to the city council through an iPhone app. The so called 'BuitenBeter' (outside better) application enables users to quick notify…

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Building to explode

Apr 28th, 2010

On May 8th at 2 pm building RAF in the Strijp R area at the Zwaanstraat in Strijp will be destroyed by an implosion. The building has to be taken down for new development. The decision for an implosion with dynamite was taken to ensure the least…

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Flights resumed, still Disruptions

Apr 21st, 2010

The Dutch airspace has reopened from 8am Tuesday morning 21st April and also flights from and to Eindhoven Airport will resume to normal over the next days. The Airport warns passengers that it will take several days before all flights can be…

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World Cup Soccer in Eindhoven?

Apr 21st, 2010

Yesterday 20th April the Dutch government has formally given its support to the HollandBelgium Bid, a joint Belgian and Dutch bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The formal approval is important, because world football association FIFA announced…

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FC Eindhoven asks for Supporters

Apr 21st, 2010

FC Eindhoven, the second professional football club in Eindhoven, is asking fans to support their team in the play offs. There is only one game left in the Jupiler league, Dutch second division, and after that, on 26th April, FC Eindhoven has its…

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Flights Eindhoven Airport cancelled

Apr 19th, 2010

Due to the ash cloud over Europe, caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the Dutch air space is still closed. No estimated time for resuming flights has been given. Until further notice no air traffic is allowed. Authorities advice…

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Eindhoven Filmer wins Second Prize at Filmfestival

Apr 19th, 2010

Sunday April 20th filmer Phocas Kroon from Eindhoven received the second prize at the Brabant Film Manifestation in Kaatsheuvel. He got the prize for his documentary 'History of Eindhoven industry 1800-1950'. In the documentary he uses 60-85…

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Philips presents unexpectedly good Q1 Results

Apr 19th, 2010

Electronics concern Philips, founded in Eindhoven in 1891, had a 2010 first quarter revenue of 201 million euro and a 5,7 billion turnover. Those figures result in a 12% increase of turnover in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the first…

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Road Closure N2 around Eindhoven

Apr 19th, 2010

The N2, which is the motorway for local traffic parallel to the A2 motorway, will be closed from Friday 23rd April 8pm until Monday 26th April 5.30am. Also the motorway feeders and exits between High Tech Campus and Veldhoven will be closed. All…

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TUE successful at European Championships Robot Football

Apr 19th, 2010

The Eindhoven University of Technology team Tech United yesterday won the title of European Champion yesterday at the RocoCup German Open 2010 in Magdeburg, Germany. The final was against Portuguese team Cambada of the University of Aveiro and…

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Eindhoven in English!

Apr 12th, 2010

Eindhoven is the first city in the Netherlands with its own www.Eindhoven-Life.com website! This site offers tourists, expats, foreign students, visitors and other non-Dutch speakers interested in the city all they need to know. From comfortable…

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New Flight Route Eindhoven - Belgrade

Jan 1st, 1970

From April 2011 Eindhoven is directly connected to Belgrade through a new Wizz Air flight route. The Hungarian low-cost airline opens up a new base in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia in the former Yugoslavia. From this base Wizz Air will offer…

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