Belgians attach great importance to the Paralympic Games, but not much funding
A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) found that Belgians attach great importance to the Paralympic Games, ...
Belgians attach great importance to the Paralympic Games, but not much funding
A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) found that Belgians attach great importance to the Paralympic Games, athletes and ...
Médecins Sans Frontières criticises EU’s ‘empty promises’ for Covid-19 vaccine equity
The non-profit organisation Médecins sans frontières has criticised the European Union for what it says are “empty promises” regarding equal ...
Over 65,000 cigarette butts collected in Brussels on Car Free Sunday
Car Free Sunday not only gave pedestrians and cyclists a chance to take in the charms of the capital's streets without the nuisance of motorised ...
Mad cow disease case in United Kingdom
A case of mad cow disease (BSE) has been discovered on a farm in Somerset in the southwest of England, according to British health authorities. ...
Drop in share of Belgian company cars with diesel engine
Since last year, the number of company cars in Belgium with a diesel engine has dropped by 10%, whilst a sharp decrease of 40% has been recorded in ...
  • Belgium in Brief: Surprise, You’re Settling Down
    "Are you still renting?" This was a question I found myself being asked a lot for the first years I was in Belgium. Friends back home already had a foot on ...
    Belgium in Brief: Surprise, You’re Settling Down
    "Are you still renting?" This was a question I found myself being asked a lot for the first years I was in Belgium. Friends back home already had ...
    €600 million asked of Federal Government to repair flood damage
    State Secretary for Economic Recovery Thomas Dermine has asked the Federal Government to cover half of the costs to repair the damage caused by the ...
    ‘Transforming Brussels’: Car Free Sunday a success
    Brussels’ latest edition of Car Free Sunday went off without a hitch yesterday. The weather was fine and many of the Belgian capital’s residents ...
    Heritage Days bring 40,000 cultural visits in one weekend
    This weekend the Brussels Capital Region held its 33rd edition of Heritage Days, or Open Monuments Days, in which 142 cultural sites in the city held ...
    FAQ: The Belgian Covid Safe Ticket
    Belgium will lift the federal general face mask obligation and expand the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), announced Prime Minister Alexander De ...
    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 ...