Vaccinated people who test positive will no longer get Covid Safe Ticket
Fully vaccinated people who get infected and test positive for Covid-19 currently still get a green Covid Safe Ticket (CST) in their ...
Vaccinated people who test positive will no longer get Covid Safe Ticket
Fully vaccinated people who get infected and test positive for Covid-19 currently still get a green Covid Safe Ticket (CST) in their CovidSafeBE app, ...
Quarter of young adults show symptoms of depression
A quarter of young adults in Belgium is showing symptoms of depression, according to a health survey by national health institute Sciensano, which ...
Marks and Spencer to shut 11 French stores due to Brexit supply issues
British retailer Marks and Spencer announced on Thursday that it would close 11 shops in France "over the next few months" - more than half of its 20 ...
MEPs call for a complete end to animal testing in EU
Members of the European Parliament have called on the EU to bring an end to testing on laboratory animals. The use of animals for the testing of ...
Vandenbroucke welcomes Brussels’ push for Covid Safe Ticket
On Thursday, Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke welcomed the progress made towards expanding the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to certain sectors ...
  • Belgium in Brief: Good Night, Train
    It really is disappointing that every time I see a headline about night trains in Europe the news seems to be negative. There was a time where it felt as if ...
    Belgium in Brief: Good Night, Train
    It really is disappointing that every time I see a headline about night trains in Europe the news seems to be negative. There was a time where it ...
    Belgium’s internet quality is worst in Western Europe
    While Belgium scores highly when it comes to e-security compared to the rest of the world, a recent report shows its internet quality is the worst in ...
    European Parliament gives green light to Brexit Adjustment Reserve
    The European Parliament gave its final approval of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve on Wednesday, a fund of €5 billion (2018 value) intended to ...
    Cheap Brussels bus pass for under-25s is a huge success
    A cut-price bus pass offered to students aged 12 to 25 by the Brussels public transport authority STIB has been a major success, mobility minister ...
    Parties gather to scrap tax benefit on second homes
    A proposal to scrap a tax benefit offered to those who buy a second home has now gathered the support of three government parties – greens and ...
    Opinion
    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went soul-searching in her second State of the Union ...
    A few weeks ago, I did not make it to bed. Over two metres of water were cascading down the streets of my ...
    Uncertainty is one of the few things in life that are very certain. The COVID-pandemic is an example thereof ...
    At the end of September 2020 Coronalert, the Belgian COVID-19 contact-tracing app was launched. One year ...
    There is a great irony as the world watches Afghans scrambling atop barbed wires or clinging over plane ...
    Zuhal Demir, the Flemish Minister of Energy and the Environment, recently said something that was received ...
    On coming October 2nd, local elections shall take place in Georgia. And those elections are essential for ...
    The current situation in advanced democracies in the world is absurd. While less than 2% of the population in ...
    What will it take for some European countries and EU foreign service mavens to finally take off the ...
    Zainab, a 27-year-old Hazara woman from Bamiyan, Afghanistan gave birth to her first baby in a Kabul ...
    Magazine
    Bait bikes won’t work if theft isn’t prosecuted, says cyclist group
    Brussels has a lot of cycling initiatives on the mobility agenda, including tripling the use of bicycles by the city's residents by 2030, ...
    ‘Nobody lives there’: Airbnb investors taking up scarce Brussels real estate
    While Airbnb claims that it enables people to rent their room or house sporadically to tourists, affording travellers a more authentic ...
    Brussels’ best architecture award: The nominees
    The nominees for the first Brussels architectural awards have been decided, with landmarks from Place Rogier to the summer bars of the ...
    Excavation of destroyed synagogue in Lithuania exposes new findings
    In Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, an excavation of its former Great Synagogue has fully exposed the Torah ark and the podium that was ...
    Horses to Heizel: Brussels’ trams through the ages
    Trams in Brussels have come a long way from the first horse-drawn services that started carrying passengers from the Porte de Namur to the ...
    The mysterious murder of Belgium’s Communist leader Julien Lahaut: Solved without any perpetrators ever brought to justice
    The murder of Communist leader Julien Lahaut in 1950 shocked Belgium. No-one was convicted for the murder, and it is still an open wound. A ...
    In Photos: Belgium bikes through the ages
    Cycling has long been a sport with a strong link to Belgium, and with good reason. From city hoppers to spandex-clad weekend trips, ...
    Economist: Belgium needs to restore long-term fiscal sustainability after COVID-19
    As all other countries, Belgium’s economy was severely hit by the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Since then, the vaccination roll-out has taken ...