A young Flemish man created his own Grand-Duchy in an Antarctic territory, and he is doing it right. Don't think it's all role playing and fancy crowns: the Grand-Duke of Flandrensis and his peers will show you how to contribute to a great cause while having a good dose of…

Don’t Fear Fear

Friday, 04 December 2015 15:47
The Paris attacks continue to provoke a wide range of reactions and analyses of how to make sense of that unfathomable evening. What is the mindset of terrorists?

Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:51
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 October issue.PALAIS DU MIDIThe city is…
As supporters around Europe settle into another soccer season, there is a growing sense from the grassroots, even in traditionally conservative quarters that a tipping point may be fast approaching.
Brussels is full of lobbyists. Every day 30,000 lobbyists try to influence 750 European parliamentarians, 28 commissioners and their staff. Corporations are spending billions on their public relations and lobbying activities.

When Belgium was called Burgundy

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:02
There is a persistent myth that Belgium rose from the seabed in 1830 when the modern kingdom we live in today was established. One would wonder where all those heritage buildings came from. A large part of them are thanks to one of the most exciting dynasties of the Middle…

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…