• Travellers cancelling trips to high-risk areas will not be refunded by airlines
    Brussels Airlines will not refund flight tickets if travellers decide to cancel their own trips to high-risk areas instead of waiting for ...
    Travellers cancelling trips to high-risk areas will not be refunded by airlines
    Brussels Airlines will not refund flight tickets if travellers decide to cancel their own trips to high-risk areas instead of waiting for the airline ...
    Brussels and Wallonia will quarantine high-risk returnees
    Brussels and Wallonia will put travellers returning from areas with new flare-ups of the coronavirus on a mandatory quarantine. Health authorities ...
  • Brussels Pret A Manger safe from company closures
    Brussels branches of British Sandwich chain Pret A Manger will not be impacted by the company's decision to close certain shops to make up for losses ...
    ‘Chaotic’: US begins withdrawal from World Health Organisation
    The United States has begun its formal withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), a US senator said on Wednesday. The US Congress ...
  • Researchers throw plastic into the River Scheldt, in the name of science
    Researchers from the university of Antwerp have been deliberately throwing plastic into the River Scheldt at three locations, to try to find out ...
    Not wearing a mask on Belgian trains will be fined this summer
    The police and Securail are stepping up their targeted checks on trains and in stations to make sure everyone respects the obligation to wear a face ...
    WHO acknowledges that ‘evidence is emerging’ of airborne Covid-19 transmission
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledged on Tuesday that "evidence is emerging" on the airborne transmission of Covid-19, after a group of ...
    US invests $1.6 billion extra in vaccine research
    The United States government has granted $1.6 billion (approximately €1.4 billion) to Novavax, an American biotech company, for its coronavirus ...
    Brazilian President Bolsonaro diagnosed with coronavirus
    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he confirmed on Tuesday. “It came back positive,” Bolsonaro told a ...
  • Opinion
    After months of lockdown and shuttered borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is hoping to salvage ...
    The unfolding microcredit scandal in Cambodia involves two well-respected European banks, BRED in France and ...
    The publication of a comprehensive and impactful journalistic investigation supported by overwhelming ...
    Amnesia and injustice go hand in hand. It is much easier to ignore history (or avenge it), than to look it ...
    In the Republic of Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe, which is now the regional leader in the spread ...
    Has the Covid-19 pandemic stalled the momentum to take bold action on climate? Just a few months ago, ...
    On 4 June this year, the Belgian Constitutional Court authorised the banning of the Islamic headscarf in the ...
    The turmoil that Covid-19 has brought us into has also shed some light on the many flaws of our current ...
    As the European Union grapples with the long-term impact of COVID-19, there is a growing realisation that ...
    A leader's record or footprint in history is so incredibly dependent on the successor they have the luck or ...
    Magazine
    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 ...
    Structural racism, colonial bias and invisible artists: The struggles of a black art historian in Brussels
    Your train to Gare du Midi has probably ran right past the Wetsi Gallery, and you had no idea. The windows of the art gallery sit along ...
    Coronavirus will create a new Brussels: Here’s what it will look like
    How do you build a city to withstand a global pandemic? Urban hubs are scrambling to redesign their roads and buildings to meet the needs ...
    Philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on the meanings of European solidarity
    There are few words that have experienced a more spectacular upsurge in popularity in the current crisis than the word “solidarity”. People ...
    Aalst Carnival: can you laugh at everything?
    People dressed as caricatures of orthodox Jews participated in the annual festival in the Flemish city of Aalst in February. Exactly the ...
    The post-pandemic society: What is likely to change for good and what is unlikely to change? 
    1968 was a momentous year. It was a year of political, sexual and technological revolution that is still remembered for the Prague Spring, ...
    Syllabus for secondary students will include colonialism, says education minister
    Students at Flemish secondary schools will have colonialism as part of their standard curriculum, according to a proposal by the region’s ...
    Missing Maddie McCann case development gives hope to other families of missing children
    A new development in the case of Madeleine McCann, the toddler who went missing in Portugal in 2007, has attracted the attention of parents ...