‘We need everyone’: Belgian PM calls for unity to fight coronavirus
In a video message, Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has addressed the population on Wednesday evening, stressing the importance ...
‘We need everyone’: Belgian PM calls for unity to fight coronavirus
In a video message, Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has addressed the population on Wednesday evening, stressing the importance of unity ...
France will go back into lockdown from Friday
France will go back into lockdown on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday evening. The second wave of coronavirus infections ...
‘Best-case scenario’: EU could have Covid-19 vaccine by April
In the best-case scenario, the first deliveries of coronavirus vaccines to the European Union could start in April, Commission President Ursula von ...
Hospitals can deploy staff with Covid-19 ‘in very exceptional cases’, Sciensano says
Health workers who test positive for coronavirus but are asymptomatic can be asked to work "in very exceptional cases" and only if all other measures ...
Flanders’ new measures come into force from midnight
Flanders latest coronavirus measures will enter into force from midnight, instead of Friday evening as was initially announced. The new ...
Germany will go into ‘partial lockdown’ from Monday
Germany will go into partial lockdown from Monday 2 November, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of the sixteen states decided on Wednesday. ...
Brussels women wait longer to become pregnant
The average age of mothers has risen between 2010 and 2019 from 30.9 to 32.1 years for women giving birth in Brussels, the Centre for Perinatal ...
Oil prices drop further as coronavirus continues to spread
Oil prices continue to drop amid uncertainty over the demand for crude oil as coronavirus continues its spread in Europe and the United States. ...
European Commission launches new measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus
The Commission announced today an additional set of actions to contain the pandemic which has hit the EU in a second wave more severe than the first ...
Opinion
“We’re all in this together” has been uttered by almost every government around the world within the past 8 ...
We have risked a lot for the sake of freedom. Wars were fought over it, with entire communities decimated, ...
Each year, October 27 is observed by the Kashmiris as a Black Day. On this day, in 1947, the Indian security ...
With states starting their early in-person voting this month and the 2020 Presidential election fast ...
It is quite appropriate to use "half angels and half demons" to describe some church organisations. ...
Few have dared to question the effectiveness, integrity, and necessity of colleges and universities. The ...
President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection do not look good, even after his miraculous bout of corona. ...
For nearly a quarter of a century Patokh Chodiev, a billionaire businessman, has been under scrutiny in ...
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 ...
Magazine
No man’s land: Belgium’s Red Light District
Just like everything else in Belgium, prostitution is a complicated topic. With different rules in different parts of the country, and no ...
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 ...