Nightclub closures, limiting contacts: These rules come into force today
Just over one week after its last meeting, Belgium's Consultative Committee on Friday once again announced a set of new measures to curb ...
Nightclub closures, limiting contacts: These rules come into force today
Just over one week after its last meeting, Belgium's Consultative Committee on Friday once again announced a set of new measures to curb the rising ...
Belgium adopts national plan to combat gender-based violence
Belgium has adopted a National Action plan for the Fight against Gender-Based Violence, which includes more than 200 measures and unites all levels ...
Antwerp cancels Christmas market and New Year’s Eve fireworks
The city of Antwerp has joined other cities including Leuven and Ghent by announcing it is cancelling this year's Christmas market, the end-of-year ...
Pharmaceutical companies looking into vaccines against new variant
Pharmaceutical companies have sprung into action to look into vaccine protection against the new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, ...
Belgium imposes entry ban on travellers from southern Africa
Belgium is introducing an entry ban for travellers from several countries in the south of Africa following concerns about a new variant (B.1.1.529) ...
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    What Ursula did next
    BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES • Weekly analysis and untold stories
    Almost 3,500 Covid-19 patients in hospitals as new cases continue to skyrocket
    The number of new coronavirus cases in Belgium is continuing to rise, and with it the number of Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised as a result of ...
    ECDC issues threat assessment about new COVID-19 variant, WHO designates it as a variant of concern
    Preliminary data on the risks of the new COVID variant of concern is high, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said late ...
    EU decides to activate emergency brake against new COVID-variant but stops short of flight ban
    The new COVID variant detected in South Africa has put the EU on alert and prompted the Council’s Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR) to ...
    Cheat Sheet: New Rules, Quiet December Nights
    It's been a while since we've had measures complicated enough to deserve a cheat sheet, but less than a week after Belgium rolled out new measures, ...
    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 ...