Over the past few weeks, the view that the EU has to make the British suffer during the Brexit negotiations has been voiced many times.
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU but what about the fate of British expats in Europe and EU citizens in UK. What will happen to them? What are the current plans for them?
Brussels likes to boast that it is Europe’s capital. It has all the trappings of a prosperous, vibrant and comfortable city, with its grand Gothic squares, its cosy brasseries and its lush parks.

To stun or not to stun

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 13:52 Written by
Just as you get ready for the barbecue season, Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

The Rise, Fall and Comeback of the Euro

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:34 Written by
Suddenly, there is hope again. Fears that Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front might become president of France and wreck the EU were not realised this time. French voters have instead chosen a young, dynamic, enthusiastically pro-European president who wants to reform his country and revitalise the struggling…
After the Brussels attacks last year, it became commonplace to blame the bombings on systemic failures within Belgium, including what some claimed was a culture of corruption.

Obsessed with happiness

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:12 Written by
Watching nature documentaries makes people happy. Norway is the happiest country in the world. Ghent University sets up a special programme to study health and happiness. Spring starts: get ready for the happy home challenge. Being vegan is the key to being happy.

Confessions of a (migrating) CEO

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:43 Written by
8 tips on where to open a Business Let me tell you a story that happened to me about two weeks ago. I was standing in a coffee shop not far from the office. An attractive lady comes in - for those that know me I never miss out on an…

Why Europe’s refugee crisis may come back

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:06 Written by
It was two years ago in 2015 that Europe first felt the twitches of a refugee crisis caused by the civil war in Syria.
Do you need to get from Brussels to Paris on Saturday?