Majority of companies want employees back in the office more often
Just over six in ten companies (60.9%) choose to have their staff return to the office at least three days a week since the recommendation ...
Majority of companies want employees back in the office more often
Just over six in ten companies (60.9%) choose to have their staff return to the office at least three days a week since the recommendation to work ...
‘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 ...
Flanders launches dementia plan with focus on improving home care
The Flemish government has launched its third dementia plan, which will see the use of dementia experts being extended to home care to help family ...
STIB has given out 534 fines for not wearing a mask this year
Brussels public transport company STIB has issued a total of 534 fines between January and August of this year for people not wearing a mask while ...
  • 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 Croo during ...
    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 ...
    Belgian far-right party launches own app to ‘break censorship’
    Belgium's far-right Vlaams Belang party launched its own mobile application, which was presented as a channel for "politically incorrect" information ...
    Low-rate VAT for hospitality industry will end on 1 October
    A special VAT rate of 6% introduced to help the hospitality industry will end on 1 October, federal finance minister Vincent Van Peteghem said. ...
    Police launch major recruitment drive in Brussels
    Belgium’s Integrated Police - made up of the federal and local police forces - launched a new recruitment drive on Saturday at the Major Géruzet ...
    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 ...
    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 ...