Brussels Forgotten Museums: Wiertz Museum

Monday, 06 February 2017 10:36
A French travel magazine once listed the Wiertz Museum in Ixelles as one of the most beautiful in the world. And it is. The only problem is that almost no one knows about it.

Homelessness in different parts of Brussels

Friday, 03 February 2017 12:21
Recession-hit Brussels recently welcomed in a New Year, putting on a brave face. But for people living below the breadline in Brussels and the rest of the region, it can be a time of heartache and despair.
A few years ago, Lisette van Vliet’s family were forced to leave their home in Brussels. The reason was what some have branded the “massive” problem with the quality of the city’s air.
2016 is the year where all the former-Republics of the USSR are celebrating 25 years of independence. In this framework, Antonio Buscardini, Editor in Chief of The Press Club Brussels Europe and contributor at The Brussels Times, interviewed Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Republic of Kazakhstan.After 25…

The Store Hour Opening Debate in Brussels

Monday, 28 November 2016 20:47
To shop or not to shop… that is the question or, to be strictly accurate, whether to shop longer hours and also on Sunday.
The U.K.’s decision to “Brexit” has caused confusion and concern in Belgium, not only on the business side but certainly also among British citizens living in Belgium. A high-level panel was assembled to discuss “Brexit’s Impact on Belgium” at an event at St. John’s International School.
At a time when so much of the news is dominated by stories about disharmony, it is refreshing to listen to the thoughts of Pascale Hertay.
It is that time of the year again when St Nicolas rides into towns, villages and cities across Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, spreading festive cheer to the children. But he is never alone. Behind him walks his trusty sidekick, usually a white man, dressed in renaissance clothing donning a curly…

The Art of Property Hunting

Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:16
They say that moving to a new home is (after marriage) the second most stressful thing we'll ever do and trying to navigate the minefield that is property hunting can be a thankless task, at the best of times.
Once every few weeks Prof. Dr. Marc Noppen sits down with patients at his hospital and chats about how it can improve its services.