Flanders no longer requires face masks at work, Brussels still does
While face masks will no longer be required on the work floor in Flanders from 1 October, people working in the Brussels-Capital Region ...
Flanders no longer requires face masks at work, Brussels still does
While face masks will no longer be required on the work floor in Flanders from 1 October, people working in the Brussels-Capital Region will have to ...
Di Rupo urges the unvaccinated to ‘examine their conscience’
On Saturday, Walloon Minister-President Elio Di Rupo urged residents of the region who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus to "examine ...
36 Belgian cities and municipalities organise Car Free Sunday today
Today, on Car Free Sunday, cars are not allowed, and pedestrians and cyclists are king in 36 cities and municipalities in Belgium, including the ...
New Covid-19 police order in force in Liège
A new police order concerning the Covid-19 crisis was issued in the province of Liège by the provincial governor Hervé Jamar on Saturday. The ...
Belgium’s famed Hallerbos becomes a nature reserve
The famed Hallerbos bluebell wood in the Flemish Brabant province is being granted the status of nature reserve, announced Flemish Environment ...
  • Belgium takes ‘another big step’ towards freedom from 1 October
    Belgium will lift the general face mask obligation and expand the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), announced Prime Minister Alexander De Croo during a press ...
    Belgium takes ‘another big step’ towards freedom from 1 October
    Belgium will lift the general face mask obligation and expand the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), announced Prime Minister Alexander De Croo ...
    Booster vaccination on its way in the US while the EU hesitates
    An expert panel to the US Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that Pfizer booster shots in the US should for the time being only be ...
    Car Free Sunday: What you need to know
    The streets of Brussels - and many Belgian cities - will again be free of cars for one day on 19 September, with the annual Car Free Sunday event set ...
    Wallonia considers Covid Safe Ticket in ‘very targeted’ sectors
    There might be a need to extend the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to certain “extremely specific” sectors, Wallonia’s Vice Minister-President Willy Borsus ...
    AA Gent is not and never will be for sale, says main sponsor
    The chief sponsor of top football club AA Gent has ruled out the sale of the club to help it improve its chances in today’’s multi-million world of ...
    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 ...