Masks reintroduced indoors, teleworking encouraged
Masks will again be mandatory inside shops and other indoor public spaces, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced in a press conference ...
Masks reintroduced indoors, teleworking encouraged
Masks will again be mandatory inside shops and other indoor public spaces, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced in a press conference on ...
Belgium intends to activate the pandemic law, says Health Minister
"We intend to activate the pandemic law," Public Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke confirmed on Tuesday in the House committee, ahead of Tuesday's ...
Offers for fake Covid Safe Tickets circulating on social media
As the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) becomes mandatory in many places across Belgium, offers for forgeries are increasingly circulating on social media. ...
EU auditors: More worried about the future budget than about pervasive errors in the 2020 budget
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) have signed off the 2020 EU accounts as giving a true and fair view of the union’s financial position but like ...
Belgium aims to tackle sexual violence with video interrogations
The federal government is looking to tackle sexual violence and increase convictions connected to this crime by relying more heavily on video ...
  • Belgium in Brief: Feeling Good/ Pandemic Law
    Yesterday I said I was writing a newsletter I didn't want to write again. Today I'm writing another one ahead of a meeting that wasn't supposed to be ...
    Belgium in Brief: Feeling Good/ Pandemic Law
    Yesterday I said I was writing a newsletter I didn't want to write again. Today I'm writing another one ahead of a meeting that wasn't supposed ...
    Duvel celebrates 150th anniversary with special brew in commemorative bottle
    Belgium’s Duvel Moortgat Brewery is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the release of a special brew in a commemorative bottle shaped like its ...
    Pollution scandal: 3M to show emissions don’t pose risk or halt production
    Flanders has ordered American company 3M, involved in a pollution scandal in Antwerp, to prove that emissions linked to its production activities do ...
    The Netherlands fears a greater rise in sea levels than forecast
    Sea levels could rise by up to two metres by 2100 on the Dutch coastline – far more than previously forecast – according to an announcement from the ...
    The Smurfs return to Belgian TV with the first new show since 1989
    A new Smurfs show is bringing the characters of Belgium's second-most-famous comic franchise back to the small screen with their first new series, 30 ...
    Opinion
    Less than 5km from the Schuman roundabout, a Red Cross centre provides several hundred migrants and asylum ...
    The recent EU-WB summit hosted by the Slovenian EU presidency did not result in the expected breakthrough in ...
    It is well known that dating apps are more and more common in our society, especially amongst younger people. ...
    Last Sunday, the weather was quite pleasant and I decided to go for a walk in Parc du Cinquantenaire in ...
    Spare all passing glances the need to really get to know us, for the mark we have been given is sufficient ...
    In Latin America, the region where I am from, religion is pervasive. A large percentage of the population ...
    The technological revolution we are currently undergoing has completely destabilized society via censorship ...
    Many of the things that Latin-Americans admire about Spain lose their luster when right-wing Spanish ...
    Policymakers, experts, activists and organizations concerned with persistent antigypsyism in Europe ...
    Do you remember the precautionary principle? You might recall it. After all it is recognized in EU law and ...
    Magazine
    Visitors to embark on Orient Express adventure at Brussels exhibition
    An exhibition dedicated to the Orient Express – the train that was the scene for many novels, including Agatha Christie's – allows visitors ...
    Gare Maritime: Brussels’ most exciting new architectural project
    A generation ago, the Gare Maritime in the Tour & Taxis industrial site was an abandoned wasteland. It is now a model for urban renewal ...
    Why the fight for transgender rights is polarising Europe 
    Year after year, Samuel De Schepper would ask Santa Claus to bring him a penis for Christmas. Born female and attending an all girl’s ...
    Why Belgium is regulating sex work
    After decades of confusing rules and hypocritical policy, Belgium is finally regulating sex work by removing prostitution from the criminal ...
    Will Brussels bounce back?
    The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary ...
    Five questions to philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on Leopold II and embarrassment in Brussels’ public space
    The worldwide explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, combined with the 60th ...
    How I learned to stop worrying and love my bike
    It shouldn’t have taken me more than 20 years in Brussels to discover the joys of getting around town almost exclusively by bike, or of ...
    Can the Red Devils return in Qatar?
    Euro 2020 seemed like Belgium’s best-ever chance to win a major tournament, but after their deflating defeat in the quarter-finals, they ...