Tackling sexual harassment in Belgium is ‘joint responsibility’, police says
More than nine in ten girls and women have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces in Belgium, according to a recent study, but as ...
Tackling sexual harassment in Belgium is ‘joint responsibility’, police says
More than nine in ten girls and women have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces in Belgium, according to a recent study, but as 94% of ...
Still more than 200 Covid-19 patients in ICU
Despite a slight decrease in the number of new hospitalisations as a result of the coronavirus, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care ...
Pukkelpop organiser under financial investigation
Chokri Mahassine, the main organiser behind the Pukkelpop music festival, is under investigation for possible financial irregularities in the ...
Brusol wants to install 1,000 charging stations in Brussels in the coming months
Energy supplier Brusol, an initiative of solar panel company EnergyVision, aims to install 1,000 semi-public charging stations in the ...
SNCB launches interactive scavenger hunt game
Belgian railway company SNCB is releasing an interactive scavenger hunt game on Thursday as part of Mobility Week and the European Year of Railways, ...
  • Belgium in Brief: What Did You Buy In 2020?
    A new study of spending habits in 2020 has shown what people spent their money on in 2020. Results show that 2020 was the year we collectively went outside ...
    Belgium in Brief: What Did You Buy In 2020?
    A new study of spending habits in 2020 has shown what people spent their money on in 2020. Results show that 2020 was the year we collectively ...
    ‘Slippery slope’: Covid Safe Ticket threatens people’s fundamental rights, says Unia
    Unia, the national human rights institution, is not in favour of expanding the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to more sectors and situations in Belgium, ...
    UN calls for moratorium on facial recognition and other AI systems
    The United Nations on Wednesday called for a moratorium on certain artificial intelligence systems, including facial recognition, while safeguards ...
    Abolish face masks in bars and restaurants, Flemish hospitality sector says
    The Flemish hospitality industry is asking the authorities to lift the obligation to wear a face mask in bars and restaurants, ahead of the ...
    Ghent University seeks volunteers for its spider-hunt
    Today sees the launch of the first-ever spider-count in Flanders, where members of the public are encouraged to go out into the garden and count how ...
    Opinion
    A few weeks ago, I did not make it to bed. Over two metres of water were cascading down the streets of my ...
    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 ...
    "They are just chanting 'Death to America', but they seem friendly at the same time, it is utterly bizarre," ...
    We had our first son when we recently moved to Belgium. By the time our second son was on his way, we had ...
    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 ...