Booster vaccines already available for all Brussels residents
All residents of the Brussels-Capital Region from 18 years old can make an appointment for a third/booster dose against the coronavirus ...
Booster vaccines already available for all Brussels residents
All residents of the Brussels-Capital Region from 18 years old can make an appointment for a third/booster dose against the coronavirus from this ...
Belgian food industry hopeful for future after exceptional challenges
The past two years have posed exceptional challenges to all manner of industries, with almost no sector untouched by the strains the pandemic has ...
Covid Safe Ticket led to more infections in Belgium, says expert
The introduction of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) in Belgium did not necessarily increase the vaccination rate, but instead resulted in more ...
Pfizer and Moderna can ‘adapt vaccines to Omicron variant’ in a few months
If the current mRNA coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna are not effective against the Omicron variant of the virus, the companies ...
Video of three trams at standstill on Brussels intersection goes viral
A video of three trams at a standstill in a triangle at an intersection in the Brussels municipality of Schaerbeek last weekend went viral, as it ...
  • Belgium in Brief: Delta, Gamma… Omicron?
    Since June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is no longer calling newly-discovered coronavirus "variants of concern" after the country where they were first ...
    Belgium in Brief: Delta, Gamma… Omicron?
    Since June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is no longer calling newly-discovered coronavirus "variants of concern" after the country where they ...
    Fake PCR tests lead to court hearings for 160 air passengers
    In recent months a high number of passengers arriving at Brussels Airport have been found to have fake negative PCR tests; 160 travellers will appear ...
    No crowds, limited events: these measures take effect today
    Most of Belgium's latest measures already took effect on Saturday, but some changes – concerning public events, sports competitions and schools – ...
    Brussels and Liège residents invited to sleep rough to raise awareness for homeless
    As temperatures dip below freezing, sleeping on the streets becomes potentially life-threatening, even without factoring in the myriad other hazards ...
    Omicron variant poses ‘very high’ global risk, warns WHO
    The Omicron coronavirus variant poses a "very high" global risk for which countries must be well-prepared, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...
    Opinion
    Youth unemployment constitutes one of the greatest social challenges in the European Union. Following the ...
    After weeks of intense negotiations, Olaf Scholz (SPD), the soon-to-be-chancellor of Germany and his ...
    “Scandalous and Indecent” and against "common sense" was what French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal ...
    In medieval times when the crossbow became popular in Europe it was feared that it could bring about the end ...
    Forty-four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Brown’s patience and persistence got rewarded. Mrs. Brown finally ...
    In 1991, the EU adopted legislation laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs, becoming one of ...
    The separatist stance of the Republika Srpska leader is only the tip of the iceberg of the crisis in Bosnia ...
    After two weeks of fraught negotiations, the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow finally ended with a hard-fought ...
    I worked as a veterinarian in a major pig slaughterhouse, employed by the Swedish Food Agency to monitor food ...
    The fight against cancer is an extremely important venture that regulators, rightly so, are putting at the ...
    Magazine
    Why Brussels still lags with vaccines
    Belgium has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, but in Brussels – particularly the poorer neighbourhoods on the west side of ...
    ‘I’m not my body’: A story about euthanasia
    The word euthanasia stems from ancient Greek meaning “good death”. The first usage of the term is attributed to historian Suetonius, who ...
    In Photos: When Belgium ruled the car
    In modern-day Brussels, cars are a somewhat divisive issue. While emptying areas of motorised vehicles is often the explicit aim of city ...
    Why pride is still necessary and important
    Even though Belgium ranks second on this year’s Rainbow Map, which shows acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in Europe, experts and ...
    Entrepreneurs who started their business during the pandemic
    Despite the coronavirus, 106,788 new Belgian businesses started in 2020, three of them being Brandsome Projects, Buna and Fabrique Françios ...
    How a clever cycling network brings cyclists to Flanders
    Belgium has always had a special relationship with cycling, but a clever Flemish system of route nodes makes it easier than ever. As ...
    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 ...