More numerous than the so-called yellow vests, Belgium's climate protests have drawn thousands. And Belgian schoolkids striking for the planet have even made world news. But is there real change?
Natural gas is set to remain an “important component” of Europe’s energy mix for decades to come if the EU commissioner for climate action and energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, has anything to say about it.
Last week, Lithuanian border police underscored the enormous problem Europe faces with smuggled cigarettes.

Don’t shoot me, I’m only the driver

Monday, 21 January 2019 15:12 Written by
I always enjoy looking for and finding similarities between my two homelands: the USA and Belgium.
The success in blocking French plans for a separate Eurozone budget during 3 December’s Eurogroup demonstrates the victory of smaller states that form the so-called Hanseatic League.
Sixty years exactly since Belgium hosted a human zoo of its Congolese "conquests", the country is confronting its African history.
Brussels has about 6.5 million square metres of unused real-estate space. Office buildings, abandoned lots, vacant houses and unleased apartments make up what is effectively usable space.

Gender inequality in Belgian politics

Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:58 Written by
“If all men are born equal, how is it that all women are born slaves?”
In a few months, on 29 March, Britain is due to leave the European Union. For the first time ever, what had been an ever-expanding club, will lose a member.

US sanctions pose existential threat to WTO

Friday, 02 November 2018 12:48 Written by
With reports that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement body will open adjudication requests from the European Union, Canada, China and others against US President Trump’s Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs, the Gordian knot of the trade war is only getting tighter.