The Minister of What?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 17:25 Written by
This is the first in a series of articles that look at the Belgian political machinery with suggestions on how best to reform it.To say that Belgium has too many governments, ministers and state secretaries would ordinarily arouse no more controversy than to say fruit and vegetables are good for…

The Administrative Belgian

Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:05 Written by
Brexit, shemexit, enough already! All the Cassandras, the pundits and politicians have chimed in on the fall of Great Britain after its decision to leave the European Union on 23 June.

Labour Pains

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:58 Written by
What happens to two-party labour relations when one party goes mad? That is the question that should be posed about the current state of management and labour union relations in Belgium, as strikes litter the landscape, driven by a set of beliefs based on extremism, contempt and fear.

ZeeTheStylist

Thursday, 14 July 2016 18:19 Written by
      I generally think of myself as a fashionable person. I am able to put together outfits and most of the time feel comfortable and confident about what I chose. I usually follow the color wheel when picking out clothes and somehow strategically making an outfit out of it.…
A conversation between Caroline Carrion (CC) and Denis Maksimov (DM)
Deciding to move abroad is complicated. It calls for confidence and calm and being ready to affront lots of paperwork, exhausting formalities, and finding new accommodation… And if you are thinking of moving to Belgium, security should not be a negative point on your list of pros and cons.

The Riding Dead

Monday, 27 June 2016 15:38 Written by
For centuries, philosophers, academics and the clergy have attempted to examine and explain death. There is of course the clinical definition, which says that it is the irreversible cessation of all vital functions especially the permanent stoppage of the heart, respiration, and brain activity.

The Ninth Planet

Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:02 Written by
As a kid, I learned there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, discovered in 1930. That all changed in 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided to strip Pluto of its status as a planet and began hunting for…

Maturing 101

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:06 Written by
I never really give my piece’s titles before writing them, I feel it stunts my wiggle room in what I can and cannot talk about. This topic though, deserves the recognition.    When I was younger I was unaware of how hard you really have to work to get what…

Bye bye Eddy

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:25 Written by
Eddy Wally, a Flemish cultural icon, died on 8 February at the age of 83. It’s hard to explain the enduring appeal this man had in Flanders-and according to him, around the world-to anyone who isn’t Flemish.