The European Dream?

Monday, 12 October 2015 18:26
Judging by the media coverage of recent years you would think a career in the EU would be the last thing on the minds of today's European youth.
Next to where the Belgian, German, and Dutch borders meet, lies a small village whose history is unique: it was a neutral zone and desperately tried to become an independent country, leaving behind a trail of absurd stories. Walking today through the streets of the small Belgian village of Kelmis…
Equality between women and men is one of the European Union's founding values. It goes back to 1957 when the principle of equal pay for equal work became part of the Treaty of Rome. EU achievements in fostering equality between women and men have helped to change the lives of…

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 12:02
Derek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. He picks out ten of his favourite hidden secrets in every issue for The Brussels Times Magazine. These are the picks in the latest September issue.THE GLASSMAKER’S HOUSEErnest Delune built…
Born in Brussels in 1980, Nabil Lahouari is a Brussels based boxer and entrepreneur. With his first boxing training at the relatively old age of 23, he is currently Belgium’s number one ranked boxer in light heavy weight (79 Kg). His professional record stands at 11 victories and one defeat. His objective is the European Championship. Besides boxing, he is also a passionate entrepreneur and…
Manneken-Pis, literally “little man pee,” in the Dutch dialect of Marols or “le petit Julien,” in French, is one of Brussels’ most famous and beloved citizens. But what’s the story behind this iconic, if tiny, figure?

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:57
Derek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. He picks out ten of his favourite hidden secrets in every issue for The Brussels Times Magazine. These are the picks in the latest summer issue.        …
Olivier Brouwers was born in Brussels in 1968 and studied photography at École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques et Visuels. Following his studies, he travelled the world to discover and document untouched parts of Asia and the Middle East. Back in Brussels, while working during the 90s at the Royale de Belgique…

Brussels, Music and Humanity

Friday, 19 June 2015 10:34
Brussels is at its best in early summer. It has nothing to do with the weather or spring.
The Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei organized recently a conference in Brussels on sustainable supply chains. The conference was coordinated jointly with CSR Europe, a European Business Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR Europe aims at contributing to EU’s Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.