Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:20 Written by Martin Banks
Not so long ago, Farid Bamouhammad considered assisted suicide because of the desperation he felt at the prospect of a life behind bars.
Friday, 04 September 2015 15:37 Written by Philippe Legrain
It is often said that the Chinese word for crisis is composed of the characters for “danger” and “opportunity”. In a similar vein, President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, argued that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” And in Europe the notion that…
Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:19 Written by Alicja Gescinska
There are many subjects that are difficult to write about, but for me one of the most difficult ones is immigration.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:39 Written by Mose Apelblat
Enlargement used to be one of EU’s key priorities. Not so any longer. EU suffers of enlargement fatigue, with about 40 % of the total population against further enlargement. Currently EU is occupied with more pressing issues such as its own identity, the economic crisis, the Greek crisis and, above…
Friday, 07 August 2015 17:11 Written by Jan Klimek
During my frequent strolls in Brussels I cannot resist to taste Astrid by Neuhaus, Avelanne by Leonidas, dragées Mountain by Callebaut - just to name a few. Of course I am not able to taste all of them as I am in “the chocolate capital of the world”.
In Europe, putting a veil on is considered rebellious, while in Egypt, the act of rebellion is taking it offThursday, 30 July 2015 10:43 Written by Koert Debeuf
CAIRO — Four years after Egyptians ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, many people, especially in Europe, have lost hope in the country. Its elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, was swept from power — and his death sentence was recently confirmed. Headed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the armed…
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 19:23 Written by Tamira Gunzburg
Almost exactly two years ago, the EU adopted a law that required European oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish the payments they make to governments in countries where they extract natural resources. The idea was to empower citizens in poor countries with the information needed to hold their…
Friday, 29 May 2015 12:30 Written by Julius op de Beke
The arguments for investing more public funds into the upbringing of very young children are overwhelming. Intervening during the early years, in particular in the case when children come from a disadvantaged background, can prevent a lot of social misery later on in a child’s life. Then problems can only…
The high amount of single mothers living in poverty is one of the main problems Brussels is currently facing. It is time for policy makers, civil society and inhabitants of Brussels to take action and no longer accept the miserable situation in which these women are living.