Coronavirus ‘no more infectious’ than in spring, says Steven Van Gucht
The rapidly rising infection figures in Belgium are not due to the coronavirus becoming more infectious, but due to the changing weather ...
Coronavirus ‘no more infectious’ than in spring, says Steven Van Gucht
The rapidly rising infection figures in Belgium are not due to the coronavirus becoming more infectious, but due to the changing weather and context ...
Hard Brexit would cost Belgium €3.2 billion in exports
In case of a hard Brexit, Belgium's annual export losses will amount to some €3.2 billion, credit insurer Euler Hermes analysed on Monday. If the ...
‘Tsunami of infections’: Belgian Health Minister appears in foreign press
Statements by Belgium's Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke about how the country could be facing a "tsunami" of Covid-19 infections have ...
Belgium’s phase 4: which measures change from today?
The tightened measures to stop the rising coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths in Belgium that were announced before the weekend ...
PM’s father gets only coronavirus fine at Belgian bicycle race
Herman De Croo, father of current Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, was the only person against whom a report was written up at the Tour of ...
‘Completely excessive’: Belgian cinemas banned from selling snacks
Belgium's movie theatre owners fear severe consequences now that the latest measures against the coronavirus forbid them from offering snacks and ...
Saliva tests ‘will not be for the next few weeks,’ says Vandenbroucke
The integration of saliva tests into the Belgian testing strategy throughout the country will "not be for the next few weeks," said Public Health ...
Belgian restaurants will fight ‘discriminatory’ coronavirus shutdown in court
Restaurant owners in Belgium are gearing up to legally challenge their government-ordered and "discriminatory" month-long closure, claiming there is ...
Van Gogh ‘immersive experience’ exhibition in Antwerp extended by two months
The exhibition 'Van Gogh, the Immersive Experience', which opened a month ago in the Waagnatie in Antwerp, will be extended until 10 January. The ...
Opinion
With the big farming lobbies in the midst of a ferocious battle to ban ‘meaty’ and ‘dairy-type’ names on the ...
As coronavirus cases are skyrocketing across the EU, with France imposing a strict curfew for several ...
Contemporary journalism seems at times plagued by a tendency to call events as historic, to the extent one ...
Poverty and inequality are rising again One in five people in Europe are at risk of poverty and social ...
In the last four years the world’s top three major record companies with the largest global market share have ...
Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s selection of a Vice-Presidential candidate was considered his “first ...
On 18 October, the West African country of Guinea will hold a presidential election that will determine ...
As autumn leaves begin to fall, the UK continues to slip-slide away from the EU. Cruising silently through ...
When reading the first couple of pages of a newly published book on the political thought of Henry Kissinger, ...
Pressure has been mounting in recent weeks on Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, currently believed to be ...
Magazine
The cryptocurrency revolution: How Europe could take the lead in the ‘money of the future’
Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s digital currency Libra, may herald the future of payment systems, or even how we will ...
How Covid changed Brussels
Remember those sunny days in spring when the roar of cars, the rev of motorbikes and the rumble of planes suddenly stopped; when we opened ...
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 ...
An urban safari in the ugliest city in the world
Standing on the edge of a canal, surrounded by an oppressive wasteland of industrial decline, it’s not particularly hard to see why ...
The drama of Belgian politics: too many principles, too little responsibility
Our society might be better off with politicians who have fewer convictions, less principles and less beliefs. This might seem a bold, ...
The greatest Belgian of all time: How a Belgian missionary in Hawaii became a national hero and saint
He was born as Jozef de Veuster in 1840 in Tremelo, a small village in Flemish Brabant. Better known as Father Damien, he worked as a ...
Adapting to new realities: how governments best can handle the economic disruption of the pandemic
It has been a miserable year so far. Not only has the coronavirus killed hundreds of thousands Europeans, it has also confined the rest of ...
Filling in the void: The rise of ‘legalised squats’ in Brussels
Ungoverned and ubiquitous, the 20th municipality of Brussels sprawls unnoticed throughout the capital region’s territory. Put together, ...