Closing borders and new travel restrictions: Countries react to Omicron variant
As more cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus are being reported across the world, more and more countries are imposing ...
Closing borders and new travel restrictions: Countries react to Omicron variant
As more cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus are being reported across the world, more and more countries are imposing tougher travel ...
Aggression against railway staff more than doubled since 2020
In the first three quarters of 2021, the number of reports of aggression against national railway company SNCB's staff has more than doubled compared ...
Intervention hotline 1722 activated following bad weather warnings
Following bad weather warnings from Belgium's Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI), the Federal Public Service (FPS) Home Affairs has ...
Thousands march in Brussels to raise awareness of violence against women
More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday afternoon for a national march to raise awareness of violence against women in ...
Efficacy of vaccines against new variant known in a few weeks, virologist says
The efficacy of the current coronavirus vaccines against the new Omicron variant will be clear in one to two weeks, Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst ...
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    BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES • Weekly analysis and untold stories
    Scientists could have communicated better during pandemic, survey shows
    The majority of Flemish people continue to trust scientists, however, only half of them feel scientists communicated understandably during the ...
    Several rush hour train services to be scrapped from Monday
    Up to ten peak time trains to and from Brussels will be temporarily cancelled starting from Monday, Belgian railway company SNCB announced this ...
    Europe’s largest vintage clothes store is in Ghent this weekend
    Europe's largest pop-up store for second-hand clothes is once again setting up shop in Ghent on Sunday, offering more than five tonnes of vintage ...
    Animal welfare in EU’s pig meat sector: What’s wrong?
    EU has put into place legislation to ensure that animal welfare conditions are respected in its agricultural policy but the breaches of its ...
    Opinion
    “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 ...
    As a new student, I was told the botanical garden in Leuven has a tropical section that lets you escape the ...
    From an etymological standpoint, ‘LinkedIn’ is an ironic name for a platform because the term ‘link’ for 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 ...