Flanders presents its summer ‘Freedom Plan’
The Flemish government yesterday presented its so-called Freedom Plan for the progressive re-opening of various sectors over the course of ...
Flanders presents its summer ‘Freedom Plan’
The Flemish government yesterday presented its so-called Freedom Plan for the progressive re-opening of various sectors over the course of the ...
Fairground sector to give Verlinden legal notice for reopening on 1 June
The Belgian fairground sector on Monday called on two lawyers to put the Federal Home Affairs Minister, Annelies Verlinden, on notice to reopen the ...
‘Completely at odds with suggestions’: experts divided over Flanders’ summer plan
Opinions from the GEMS advisory group are divided on the Flemish government's “Freedom Plan” to allow relaxations in the region throughout this ...
Number of people dying in Belgium due to coronavirus continues to drop
The number of people in Belgium dying as a result of a coronavirus infection on a daily basis is continuing to drop, according to figures from the ...
United Nations body issues 308 recommendations on Belgium’s human rights record
Belgium’s human rights record was examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group last week. The UPR is a ...
The EU has not yet ordered more AstraZeneca vaccines
The EU is yet to renew its purchase contract for Covid-19 vaccines by AstraZeneca. The current order runs until June, European Commissioner for ...
Covid-19: Rest-home outbreak of Indian variant, one fatality
Five residents of a care home in Borsbeek in Antwerp province have been infected with the so-called Indian variants of Covid-19, according to the ...
Large festivals likely to be allowed during the second half of summer
Belgium's Prime Minister De Croo believes that it should be possible to organise some larger festivals in Belgium during the second half of the ...
Europe appeals to the US to ‘open the market’ for vaccines
Angela Merkel called on the United States on Saturday to open the "market" to allow exports of vaccines and their components. "I wish that now ...
Opinion
Over the last half century numerous political exiles from around the world waging noble battles for human ...
This Saturday is a date etched in Belgian diaries: it is when bars, cafés and pubs reopen to the public after ...
Alex Salmond’s return to the political fray has made already important Scottish parliamentary elections on 6 ...
Have we imitated the Romans in our (mis)handling of the pandemic? We certainly have relied on health experts ...
This is an open reaction to the opinion piece by Ms Helen Stjerna, 'Time to revise the EU Tobacco Products ...
Ever since the old Schaerbeek-Josaphat marshalling yard fell out of use in 1994, nature has slowly taken back ...
Emerging victorious from the war with Hitler’s Nazism and at odds with Stalin’s Communism, the Founding ...
The creation of a European Super League has shaken the world of football: what will happen in the coming ...
Try an experiment with a family member or friend and ask them to give you a quick answer to the following ...
The first round of indirect talks between the US and Iran regarding the nuclear agreement ended last week. ...
Magazine
Searching for silence in Belgium
“The most beautiful sound in the world is silence,” wrote the turn-of-the-century English novelist Robert Hichens. Unfortunately, ...
‘There is no vaccine against the climate crisis’: EU adopts new strategy on climate change
The European Commission adopted on Wednesday a new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the ...
New Brussels modern art museum gets the go-ahead
Kanal, the planned new museum of modern and contemporary art in Brussels, has been given the green light to go ahead, Brussels secretary of ...
The European Green Deal: Is it possible to protect the climate and free trade? A steelmaker’s perspective
The European Green Deal aims to make Europe climate neutral by 2050 through a set of policy objectives, in particular in the energy and ...
Will we pick which vaccine we take?
Following the news that the first UK patients have received the coronavirus vaccine, people in Belgium – and Europe – are starting to ...
Belgium worries about expats returning after Christmas
The likelihood of impending international travel severely impacting Belgium's improving coronavirus numbers is giving experts cause for ...
‘To be forced to lock down the economy once may be regarded as a misfortune; to do so twice looks like carelessness’
There is finally light at the end of the Covid tunnel. Two promising vaccines – one developed by Turkish immigrants to Germany, the other ...
In the wake of the pandemic, a social crisis brews in Brussels
In the spring, as the coronavirus pandemic reached Belgium and health care workers triaged and treated the throngs of patients sickened by ...