Sixty years exactly since Belgium hosted a human zoo of its Congolese "conquests", the country is confronting its African history.
Brussels has about 6.5 million square metres of unused real-estate space. Office buildings, abandoned lots, vacant houses and unleased apartments make up what is effectively usable space.

Gender inequality in Belgian politics

Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:58 Written by
“If all men are born equal, how is it that all women are born slaves?”
In a few months, on 29 March, Britain is due to leave the European Union. For the first time ever, what had been an ever-expanding club, will lose a member.

US sanctions pose existential threat to WTO

Friday, 02 November 2018 12:48 Written by
With reports that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement body will open adjudication requests from the European Union, Canada, China and others against US President Trump’s Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs, the Gordian knot of the trade war is only getting tighter.

Everyone in Belgium should have a vote

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 13:40 Written by
The municipal elections are far behind us now. All the cities and towns in the country have put their coalitions in place and are now running them, hoping to improve schools, transportation, the economy, etc.
Concerns have been raised about the possibility of some unlicensed taxi drivers in Brussels “ripping off” the travelling public.
As September and the start of a new school year begins, the time seems right to reflect on a subject that is dramatically absent from the curriculum: music.
If Vladimir Putin decided to invade the European Union, Russian tanks could be in Brussels within 48 hours.

Will Russia break the European consensus?

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:54 Written by
While the EU may have successfully extended its visa bans and asset freezes targeting Russian politicians and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine last week, the signs that disinformation and interference are increasing Russia’s soft power across the continent are becoming increasingly hard to ignore.