Travel remains ‘strongly discouraged’ once Belgium’s ban expires
As Belgium's ban on non-essential travel expires on Monday 19 April, the country switches back to the rules that were in force before the ...
Travel remains ‘strongly discouraged’ once Belgium’s ban expires
As Belgium's ban on non-essential travel expires on Monday 19 April, the country switches back to the rules that were in force before the ban was ...
EU auditors: Deployment of charging infrastructure for e-vehicles must be accelerated
The EU is still a long way from reaching its target of 1 million charging points by 2025 and lacks an overall strategic roadmap for e-mobility, ...
EMA investigating second side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine
The risk assessment committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is carrying out an investigation into reports of a second possible side ...
Clients sitting on a terrace before 8 May will be fined, police say
Not only the owners of businesses who put up their terraces before 8 May, but also their customers sitting down on them will be fined, according to ...
Counterfeit goods: More complaints from buyers, fewer raids
Counterfeiters and the sellers of fake goods are more and more likely to get away with it, according to figures from the federal economy ministry ...
College of Procurators General warns against reopening terraces before 8 May
The College of Prosecutors General has warned the hospitality sector to strictly follow the measures imposed by the Consultative Committee on ...
Council of State opinion paves the way for pandemic law
The Council of State has returned its opinions on the government’s proposed pandemic law, meaning there are few hurdles left before the bill becomes ...
Belgium in Brief: What’s Your First Terrace Order? 
It's Friday again, the sun is... there? So, it's time to try and avoid the overly bleak news and look for something a little positive as we head into ...
Brussels residents have no choice of vaccine
Contrary to previous reports in Belgian media, people living in the Brussels-Capital Region have no way of choosing which vaccine they will get via ...
Opinion
The events of the past few weeks show that the EU must become stronger on the world political stage. The pure ...
The covid19 pandemic has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of an interdependent world. One of the most ...
“COVID-19 has been likened to an x-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have ...
Since the new US administration has taken the office, Joe Biden and his team are working closely with the EU ...
What happened in Ankara during the summit between the President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der ...
While Europe continues its struggle with the pandemic, Ukraine currently experiences additional challenges ...
When a 20-something international student complained to me about the whooping 250 euro fine he was slammed ...
When current European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, took on the role at the top of the European ...
The incoherence and confusion with which the COVID-19 pandemic has been managed mean that chances to reduce ...
On 8 April, Romani people, the largest ethnic minority of EU, celebrated the International Romani Day. This ...
Magazine
Searching for silence in Belgium
“The most beautiful sound in the world is silence,” wrote the turn-of-the-century English novelist Robert Hichens. Unfortunately, ...
‘There is no vaccine against the climate crisis’: EU adopts new strategy on climate change
The European Commission adopted on Wednesday a new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the ...
New Brussels modern art museum gets the go-ahead
Kanal, the planned new museum of modern and contemporary art in Brussels, has been given the green light to go ahead, Brussels secretary of ...
The European Green Deal: Is it possible to protect the climate and free trade? A steelmaker’s perspective
The European Green Deal aims to make Europe climate neutral by 2050 through a set of policy objectives, in particular in the energy and ...
Will we pick which vaccine we take?
Following the news that the first UK patients have received the coronavirus vaccine, people in Belgium – and Europe – are starting to ...
Belgium worries about expats returning after Christmas
The likelihood of impending international travel severely impacting Belgium's improving coronavirus numbers is giving experts cause for ...
‘To be forced to lock down the economy once may be regarded as a misfortune; to do so twice looks like carelessness’
There is finally light at the end of the Covid tunnel. Two promising vaccines – one developed by Turkish immigrants to Germany, the other ...
In the wake of the pandemic, a social crisis brews in Brussels
In the spring, as the coronavirus pandemic reached Belgium and health care workers triaged and treated the throngs of patients sickened by ...