Sunday, 17 January 2016 18:45 Written by Willem van den Berg
As 2015 came to an end, two cities on opposite sides of the world shut down due to safety concerns: alert levels were raised to their highest, schools and business were closed, and transport was restricted.
After spending two intense weeks at the climate negotiations in Paris I return to Brussels with my heart full of hope and inspiration. This is not due to the outcome of the UN summit, but to the people power I witnessed on the streets.
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:33 Written by Bleri Lleshi
Brussels was on lockdown for almost a whole week after the terrible terror attacks in Paris on 13 November.
For the past 2 weeks i have attended several meetings in Brussels with representatives of religious communities and philosophy groups to discuss the problem of religious radicalization in European youth. Notwithstanding the opinions and ideas expressed, I felt an atmosphere of solidarity, all united against extremism.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 18:02 Written by Philippe Legrain
The horrific Paris attacks look set to have an enduring impact on Europe in all sorts of ways, from tougher border controls to better intelligence sharing. But fortunately they are unlikely to do much harm to the economy.
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 17:58 Written by Laetitia Tran Ngoc
Stakes for Africa at COP21 are high. The continent, more than any other region in the word, will be hardest hit by the negative effects of climate change.
The threat ISIS is posing to the free world is not unprecedented. For hundreds of years piracy has undermined international maritime trade, forcing western powers to pay dowry, or tribute, to the pirates and their host states.
Saturday, 24 October 2015 16:12 Written by Bodil Valero
The European Union was founded out of the realization that common interests are a recipe for peace, and in that regard it has been hugely successful and rightly received the Nobel Peace Price. With the exception of the wars in former Yugoslavia, the conflict in Georgia and the illegal and…