A conversation between Caroline Carrion (CC) and Denis Maksimov (DM)
Deciding to move abroad is complicated. It calls for confidence and calm and being ready to affront lots of paperwork, exhausting formalities, and finding new accommodation… And if you are thinking of moving to Belgium, security should not be a negative point on your list of pros and cons.

The Riding Dead

Monday, 27 June 2016 15:38 Written by
For centuries, philosophers, academics and the clergy have attempted to examine and explain death. There is of course the clinical definition, which says that it is the irreversible cessation of all vital functions especially the permanent stoppage of the heart, respiration, and brain activity.

The Ninth Planet

Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:02 Written by
As a kid, I learned there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, discovered in 1930. That all changed in 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided to strip Pluto of its status as a planet and began hunting for…

Maturing 101

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:06 Written by
I never really give my piece’s titles before writing them, I feel it stunts my wiggle room in what I can and cannot talk about. This topic though, deserves the recognition.    When I was younger I was unaware of how hard you really have to work to get what…

Bye bye Eddy

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:25 Written by
Eddy Wally, a Flemish cultural icon, died on 8 February at the age of 83. It’s hard to explain the enduring appeal this man had in Flanders-and according to him, around the world-to anyone who isn’t Flemish.

The Superfluous Minister

Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:05 Written by
During the late 1950s and early 60s many colonies fought for or were granted their independence by their colonial powers.

Spoiled Brat

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 13:52 Written by
  Somewhere between me writing my pervious article and me finishing it, I became stressed with outside factors that I could not control. Those who know me know that once I lose control over situations I become a different person, my mood changes, everything changes and even more so, my…

Europe’s long peace and the ‘mysterious’ Magi

Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:18 Written by
Is there any event equivalent in history to Europe’s extraordinary peace record? Europe is living in the longest peace in more than two thousand years. That peace was based on supranational principles and initiated by Robert Schuman after a lifetime’s work.


Tuesday, 15 December 2015 22:20 Written by
  “Have faith” – that is the single phrase that I hear every time I am doubtful. Every time I think I'm at my wit’s end, I'm reminded I must have faith. How can I have something that I can't honestly see?  In that case, I have to have faith,…