‘Pity to be infected when vaccine is waiting’: Van Gucht fears early relaxations
Experts are worried that Belgium's authorities will be easing the coronavirus restrictions too soon, after seeing Flanders' "freedom plan," ...
‘Pity to be infected when vaccine is waiting’: Van Gucht fears early relaxations
Experts are worried that Belgium's authorities will be easing the coronavirus restrictions too soon, after seeing Flanders' "freedom plan," according ...
‘Better today than tomorrow’: fitness centres want to reopen
One day ahead of the Consultative Committee meeting, Belgian fitness centres repeated their desire to reopen sooner rather than later on Monday. ...
Fully open cafes on 1 June, says Brussels Minister-President
Brussels Minister-President Rudi Vervoort will call on Belgium's consultative committee to reopen cafés and restaurants from 1 June, providing ...
Brussels Region increases its stock of vaccines as a precautionary measure
A slight decrease in the number of vaccines administered in the Brussels-Capital Region is expected over the next two weeks, due to the uncertainty ...
‘Celebrated vigorously’: a dozen people in ER after reopening terraces
The emergency room at the Antwerp hospital ZNA Stuivenberg treated a dozen more people who had too much to drink this weekend than usual, as the ...
Expect closures as transport, banks and post offices adapt their services for holiday weekend
The Brussels public transport company STIB, the Flemish De Lijn and Belgian railway SNCB are all adapting their services for the Ascension holiday ...
With ‘several thousand’ unclaimed appointments this week, Brussels calls on over-45s to get vaccinated
People over the age of 45 in Brussels are being urged to make an appointment for a coronavirus vaccine, as the Common Community Commission (COCOM) ...
Liège Philharmonic Orchestra adds its voice to pleas for a reopening schedule for the cultural sector
The Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL) has added its voice to pleas from the cultural sector, asking for the adoption of a timetable ...
Brussels mayor calls on Minister Maron to address inequalities in city’s vaccination plan
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode mayor Emir KIR called on the Brussels Minister of Health, Alain Maron, to take responsibility for guaranteeing an equal access ...
Opinion
One of the things I try to emphasise to business students is that of all the words which are used to try to ...
The hue and cry in the aftermath of the Sarah Halimi verdict singled out Kobili Traoré as an anti-Semite ...
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 ...
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 ...