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.
Arun Gandhi was born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa and is the fifth grandson of India's legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. He was recently invited to speak at the 8th forum for the future of Agriculture in Brussels. The Brussels Times held an exclusive interview with him to…
SMEs in Europe: the EEN as a tool for growth
On January 7 1954, a number of simple sentences in Russian were translated to English by a computer for the very first time. Ever since the achievements by the programmers behind IBMs famous “Computer 701”, researchers, scientists and language experts have tried to perfect mechanisms behind machine translation. With improved…
The French made-to-measure tailor Les Nouveaux Ateliers has expanded and opened their first store in Brussels.