Explaining Belgium’s new Covid-19 testing strategy
Belgium's temporary new testing strategy, in which people without Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested, starts today and will last ...
Explaining Belgium’s new Covid-19 testing strategy
Belgium's temporary new testing strategy, in which people without Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested, starts today and will last until at ...
Belgian Muslim Executive condemns assassination of French teacher Samuel Paty
The Muslim Executive in Belgium (EMB) strongly condemned the murder of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher who was killed in France last ...
‘Exceptional catch’: police seize military-grade weapon arsenal in Antwerp
An arsenal of military-grade weapons, ammunition, money and mobile phones was discovered in the Antwerp province by the federal judicial police ...
Woman (18) kidnapped in Belgium freed by special forces in Germany
On Monday, special forces in Germany freed an 18-year-old woman who was kidnapped in Belgium, from a house in the German city of Bonn. The German ...
Brussels says public transport isn’t causing infection to spread
Public transport is not causing the coronavirus to spread through the Brussels-Capital Region, according to a study referred to by the cabinet of ...
In photos: Brussels streets deserted on first night of coronavirus curfew
Belgium's coronavirus curfew went into effect at midnight on Tuesday, emptying the capital's streets as police confirmed the measure was well ...
Practical Measures: Takeaways now can’t sell alcohol to take away
Belgian restaurants that offer takeaway food during the weeks of compulsory closure will not be allowed to sell alcohol to take away, according to ...
Brussels refuses to give up on its Winter Wonders
The City of Brussels has not yet given up hope that the Christmas "Winter Wonders" will go ahead this year, despite increasing coronavirus figures in ...
Delhaize agrees to early Friday closures amid alcohol sales ban
A major food retailer in Belgium will be closing shop earlier on Fridays to better comply with a month-long evening ban on the sale of alcohol ...
Opinion
President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection do not look good, even after his miraculous bout of corona. ...
For some time, the debate about product denominations has been the subject of a certain amount of ridicule ...
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 ...
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, ...