As in 1950, Europe today is again facing the choice of being bold and forward-looking on its future, writes Abraham Liu, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU institutions.
A picture of a horribly renovated house in Brussels recently went viral on social media.
Greta Thunberg is an unlikely instigator of a global social movement. The then-15-year-old schoolgirl who started a lone “school strike for climate” outside the Swedish parliament last August suffers from Asperger syndrome – a form of autism that makes social relationships and communication difficult – obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and selective…
It’s become a truism to accuse Russia for the spread of fake news around the world; the Kremlin has been accused of interfering in both the 2016 US Presidential election and the Brexit referendum, as well as countless other instances of propagandized meddling.

Becoming Belgian

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:48 Written by
I became Belgian last month. By accident.
Today, we are commemorating the third year of the horrid Brussels attacks where 32 victims were killed and hundreds were injured.
In 1431, the City of Brussels offered the Duke of Burgundy to build, next to his palace, a large hall in which he could convene the Etats Généraux des Pays-Bas, one of the very first elements of democracy in our part of the world.
In February, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great cause of shame for humanity” and asked it to close the “concentration camps.”
As Theresa May’s slightly-tweaked EU withdrawal agreement crashed to defeat in the British House of Commons earlier this week, Brexiteers in the Conservative and Democratic Unionist parties once again joined forces with the opposition to vote against their own government.

A warning for democracy, not a eulogy

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:53 Written by
‘A blow of the hammer.’ That is how Dutch writer and essayist Bas Heijne captured the sentiment prevailing among many Dutch after the recent elections.