The power of self-worth "Sir, what’s your origin?” is without a doubt the most common question I get from students in schools in Brussels. First I let them guess. Unlike adults, 8 out of 10 have correctly guessed my origin after three attempts. With adults, it is barely 1 out…
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:49 Written by Marika Andersen
Last week’s strikes in Brussels were live-streamed on Norwegian news websites. My parents were able to see what I have already seen many times in my four years in Brussels.
Monday, 23 May 2016 18:23 Written by Harald Wilkoszewski
Mothers and fathers in Europe are struggling to combine work and family, in some countries more than others. One reason is fathers’ still-low involvement in childcare, which is in part the result of parental leave arrangements that are both limited for men and infrequently taken up by them. Recent research…
Ukranian branch of the Belgian company 'Jan De Nul' tries to extract large sum from Ukrainian state funds with the help of offshore companiesWednesday, 30 November 2016 16:11 Written by Sergii Kavun
The scandalous tender for a dredging contract in 'Yuzhny' sea port in Ukraine has ended up being cancelled because of the non-transparency and corruption involved of the officials handling it.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 14:01 Written by Philippe Van Parijs
We the people of the capital of Europe I grew up in Old Molenbeek, the Brussels neighbourhood now perceived across the world as a hotbed of terrorism. I live very close to Maalbeek metro station, where the bloodiest terrorist attack in Belgium’s history was perpetrated on March 22nd. Needless to…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 19:03 Written by Philippe Van Parijs
The Kingdom of Belgium, you must have read somewhere, is a federal state that consist of two big monolingual regions and a tiny bilingual one. Is that so? Not quite.
Friday, 19 February 2016 20:01 Written by Andrii Lavreniuk
The 20th of February will mark two years since the start of military intervention and temporary occupation of the Ukrainian Autonomic Republic of Crimea by the Russian Federation.