• Strike actions cancel half of Belgian trains
    A strike organised by the Independent Rail-workers Union (SIC) began at 3am on Saturday. The SNCB is expecting only half of the ...
    Strike actions cancel half of Belgian trains
    A strike organised by the Independent Rail-workers Union (SIC) began at 3am on Saturday. The SNCB is expecting only half of the scheduled trains ...
    ‘N-VA and Socialist Party are completely incompatible’
    “There’s no point in trying. Even talking. The PS and N-VA are completely incompatible,” reiterated Laurette Onkelinx for L’Echo on Saturday. ...
    Belgian judge reflects back on “challenging” Dutroux pedophile case
    Arlon Investigative judge Jacques Langlois is retiring in two weeks-time and he looked back on his career while talking to L’Avenir on Saturday.  ...
    Belgian police chief sued over lead contaminated water
    Seven federal police officers are suing their superior, general police commissioner Marc De Mesmaeker. The officers are suing him over the ...
    Ban on electric fishing in Belgian waters
    The use of electrical pulses in sea-fishing is now banned in Belgian waters, Flemish minister for agricultural Koen Van den Heuvel has announced. ...
    Audit reveals federal police HQ cost tens of millions too much
    The construction of a new headquarters for the federal police cost tens of millions of euros more than it should have, because the government lacks ...
    European football clubs unhappy with Champions League and UEFA cup structure
    The request to restructure the UEFA cup and Champions League was reiterated by the European Club Association (ECA) after Friday’s Executive Committee ...
    Opinion
    China has achieved tremendous economic success in the past few decades, but its extensive growth relied ...
    The two of us were sitting rather awkwardly on small, uncomfortable, metal, foldable chairs. The location ...
    The EU finds itself at a critical strategic juncture point about how to address the integration of Balkan ...
    In the past two months, social unrest caused by the now shelved extradition bill has become a fact of ...
    Last Friday, 17 Goldman Sachs bankers were hit with fresh criminal charges in the titanic 1MDB scandal, ...
    The consortium behind the contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline has announced that the 510-kilometre long ...
    The U.S.-China trade war has recently become markedly complicated. Previous U.S.-China trade disputes were ...
    "The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is ...
    Michael Moller, the outgoing head of the United Nations (UN) office in Geneva, made quite a splash when, on ...
    From the trade war to the Huawei incident, many believe that the US-China relationship has become the main ...
    Magazine
    Condemned and abandoned: The Belgian ghost town which refuses to disappear
    The village of Doel ‒ situated on the Scheldt River in Flanders ‒ was meant to be destroyed in favour of progress. That didn't happen. ...
    Freedom and captivity in Antarctica: interview with Belgian polar explorer Alain Hubert
    A polar explorer and climate change researcher, Alain Hubert divides his time between Antarctica and his native Belgium. In 2002, he ...
    Profit, Consumption and Value Chains: Following the trail of Brussels’ food waste
    It’s 7 p.m. at La Bascule. I park my bike behind a car in front of one of Brussels’ most prestigious bakeries. I introduce myself to one of ...
    How a street art start-up is helping to brighten up Brussels’ bare surfaces
    As a city, Brussels is often defined by the glass and steel of its office buildings.The European quarter, which appears in the ...
    Rediscovering the Forgotten and Unknown Belgium
    Best-selling author Derek Blyth takes you to some places you might never have heard about, in a country almost no one knows.The ...
    How Belgium created and almost lost the world’s first stock exchange
    Soaring stone columns cracked and crumbling, ornate metal arches gnawed at by rust: for the past two decades, in the historic heart of ...
    Derek Blyth’s hidden secrets of Brussels
    Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. He picks out ten of his favourite hidden secrets in every ...
    One woman’s fight against homosexual prejudice in Brussels
    Marian Lens is waving her rainbow umbrella in the air. The Grand Place is already packed with tourists in early May, and she is leading a ...