Belgium takes ‘another big step’ towards freedom from 1 October
Belgium will lift the general face mask obligation and expand the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), announced Prime Minister Alexander De ...
Belgium takes ‘another big step’ towards freedom from 1 October
Belgium will lift the general face mask obligation and expand the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), announced Prime Minister Alexander De Croo ...
Historic drop in visa and asylum applications due to Covid-19
The travel restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus crisis had a major impact on visa and asylum applications in Belgium in 2020, ...
‘Not clear’: Belgium must properly explain Covid Safe Ticket
It is "crucial" that the Consultative Committee thoroughly explain the introduction of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to increase the acceptance of the ...
Flanders working to future-proof intercountry adoption
The Flemish Government announced on Friday that it will translate an expert panel report into an action plan to ensure that future international ...
Flemish minister freezes payments to Pukkelpop
Flemish minister Hilde Crevits has decided to freeze a series of payments to the organisers of the music festival Pukkelpop while a judicial ...
  • Belgium in Brief: The Day The Cars Stood Still 
    Would you look at that, it's almost car-free Sunday. Sure, I can't see past the Consultative Committee meeting happening this afternoon (more below) but I'd ...
    Belgium in Brief: The Day The Cars Stood Still 
    Would you look at that, it's almost car-free Sunday. Sure, I can't see past the Consultative Committee meeting happening this afternoon (more ...
    Masks to remain at indoor events over 500 without Covid Safe Ticket: reports
    The Consultative Committee may have decided to increase the maximum number of people allowed to attend events before a Covid Safe Ticket (CST) is ...
    No more masks in bars and shops; nightclubs open on 1 October
    Belgium’s Consultative Committee has reportedly decided that face masks will no longer be required in the hospitality sector and shops and that ...
    Consultative Committee will announce latest measures from 6:00 PM
    The Consultative Committee will announce the latest changes to Belgium’s coronavirus restrictions during a press conference from 6:00 PM, according ...
    Belgium wants to ban apps like Waze from indicating alcohol checks
    Belgium is looking into whether it can prohibit navigation apps such as Waze and Coyote from showing where alcohol and drug controls are set up, ...
    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 ...