In September 2014, Raymond Gurême, an 89 years old survivor of the persecutions of Roma in France during World War II, was physically assaulted in his home by a French policeman. The incident was reported in international media. He is still waiting for justice. When he visited Brussels, invited to talk…
As it has been widely pointed out, economic growth and employment in Europe depend on its ability to support business growth.
As most Europeans know, this year marks the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Of course, a huge amount has been written and said about the famous battle and the major impact it had on the future of Europe. But considerably less has been said about…
Steven Degryse (known as Lectrr) is a Belgian political cartoonist residing in Ghent. He is regular contributor to the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. His famous Hara Kiwi series has been translated into several languages and published in numerous magazines across Europe. Following the the attacks against the cartoon newspaper Charlie…
Steven Degryse (known as Lectrr) is a Belgian political cartoonist residing in Ghent. He is regular contributor to the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. His famous Hara Kiwi series has been translated into several languages and published in numerous magazines across Europe. Following the the attacks against the cartoon newspaper Charlie Hebdo…
Thus presented by the European Commission and under the motto "investing in Europe's growth", the CEF programme figures in the current multiannual financial framework, with a set of priorities aimed at three key sectors for the European economy: transport, energy and telecommunications.
"I usually don't photograph what I see but rather what my mind reflects."
Aside from Chocolate and Beer, Belgium is also renowned for its excellent spas. It was after all the town of Spa in the eastern part of Belgium near Liège which originally coined the term. The name dates back to Roman times when the location was called "Aquae Spadanae".

Freed but not free

Sunday, 01 February 2015 15:18
They could never have been prepared for what they were about to see. Yes, they had gotten used to death and dying. Yes, they had seen too many innocent people being hanged. Too many burned bodies. But no, nothing could have prepared them for this.
“The presence of the European institutions makes Brussels one of the most important decision-making centres in the world.”