Standing on the edge of a canal, surrounded by an oppressive wasteland of industrial decline, it’s not particularly hard to see why Charleroi is often ...
Sep, 14
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 ...
Monday, 14, September 2020
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, ...
Friday, 11, September 2020
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 ...
Thursday, 10, September 2020
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 ...
Monday, 07, September 2020
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, ...
Tuesday, 18, August 2020
How Belgium became the (food) start-up nation
In his entrepreneurship bestseller, From zero to one, Paypal founder Peter Thiel teaches that innovation is at the heart of any start-up’s ...
Saturday, 08, August 2020
In search of the invisible enemy: Brussels under lockdown
Belgium went into lockdown on 18 March 2020. For over two months, and in an unprecedented manner, public life came to a near standstill ...
Monday, 03, August 2020