• Coronavirus: 212 new infections, 27 hospital admissions in Belgium
    212 additional people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, confirmed the Federal Public Health Service ...
    Coronavirus: 212 new infections, 27 hospital admissions in Belgium
    212 additional people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, confirmed the Federal Public Health Service during a press ...
    Commissioner explains €31 billion EU support plan
    Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager explained on Friday a €31 billion support instrument that is part of the EU's proposed recovery plan. ...
  • Brussels artists build ‘cultural mausoleum’ for 2020 cultural season
    A "cultural mausoleum" for Belgium's arts and culture sector popped up in Brussels on Friday, as citizens responded to an anonymous call to mark the ...
  • Coronavirus: herd immunity in Belgium still ‘a distant dream’
    Less than 5% of Red Cross blood donors have built antibodies against the new coronavirus (Covid-19), a new analysis by health authorities shows. ...
  • Low odds for profitability when hospitality sector reopens
    The vast majority of managers in the hospitality ('horeca') industry say they need three-quarters of their pre-crisis clientele to be profitable, ...
    Flanders’ favourite soap starts shooting again after being ‘coronaproofed’
    The lockdown has led to an increase of some 25% in people watching TV, but in Flanders, they have had to do without their favourite soap opera. ...
    Exit plan: ‘relaxations are not happening too fast’
    The relaxations of the measures to stop the further spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) have had no effect on the figures, said the Federal ...
    Fake real estate agents ‘threat to the industry’
    The Professional Institute of Real Estate Agents (IPI) opened an average of one file per day against a fake agent last year, it said Friday in its ...
    Coronavirus: summer heatwaves will be challenging
    As the weather services predict a very warm and dry summer with probable heatwaves, this presents several challenges in keeping the new coronavirus ...
  • Opinion
    In the runup to World No Tobacco Day (May 31st), the World Health Organization published three groundbreaking ...
    For me who worked for years in the Turkish parliament, as well as journalist, blogger and as a university ...
    The restrictions on movements in the wake of COVID-19 have crippled social life across the world. People have ...
    Over the past two months, a few select categories of “essential” professionals have kept a confined Europe ...
    As the EU negotiates a plan for economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, our economies cannot afford ...
    For months, the coronavirus pandemic has held Europe in its cold grip, but with the EU and the UK beginning ...
    No-one in UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, appears ...
    When I started an introduction theater course three years ago, I was not expecting the impact it would have ...
    During this current “corona-chapter” in European history, we often come across the term ‘Silver bullet.’ It ...
    Absolute poverty occurs not because we do not have enough wealth or generate sufficient income, but because ...
    Magazine
    Belgium on track for sunniest spring in recorded history
    Belgium is on track to wrap up its warmest spring season in recorded history, with the country's typically unstable weather this year ...
    How all pupils will return to school in Belgium
    The different ministers responsible for education in Belgium, in consultation with the Group of Experts for the Exit Strategy (GEES), ...
    Belgium could allow travel in Europe again from mid-June
    Belgian residents could be given the green-light for travel inside Europe from mid-June, Foreign Affairs Minister Philippe Goffin said on ...
    EU dilemma: How to open up to tourism without spreading the coronavirus
    The European Commission presented last week a package of guidelines and recommendations to help member states gradually lift travel ...
    Top economist: ‘Let older people pay a corona tax’ to support the young
    A Belgian economist has proposed a special tax on older people to help the young overcome the economic problems caused by the coronavirus ...
    ‘Know the risks’ as lockdowns lift, expert warns
    Hosting a few friends at home could be riskier than going grocery shopping or having a jogger whisk past you when it comes to catching the ...
    After the crisis: Proposals for a European Health Union
    The coronavirus pandemic hit the EU and its member states unprepared without a common policy to contain the spread of the virus. Now there ...
    Moral dilemma: Saving lives when resources are scarce
    The infection and mortality curves in most countries have not yet been flattened. With the limited number of intensive-care units and ...