Ecology: Showing a bit of Gumption

This week Richard Branson posted a tweet: “Releasing baby turtles into the ocean. Hope they can beat the odds & survive! virg.in/sch.” To be...

EU politics: Cleaning up the lobby

Gerry Callaghan tracks a plan to make lobbyist activities more credible. Lobbyists in Brussels have taken the unexpected step of acknowledging the way in which...

Japanese invest in Belgian windfarms

The Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo plans to invest over 100 million euros in the Belwind and Northwind wind farms off the coast of Zeebruges. These renewable...

Belgian housing market remains relatively stable

Some pockets of the global housing market seem to be on the mend, while others signal prudence. Figures from the US residential housing market...

Brussels Airlines raises alert on potential bomb threat

A Brussels Airlines plane from Cameroon raised the alert at Zaventem Airport on Friday morning. Two people who were on the plane were arrested...

European defence: The case for EU coordination

In his regular EU politics pieces Gerry Callaghan reports on the EU’s push for greater European defence coordination. The European Union has called on member...

World economy: Deflation

Dave Deruytter looks at why the economy is in deflation and how we can get out of it. Economic growth around the globe is essentially...

ING Belgium: Looking after expats banking needs

Together spoke to Dave Deruytter, the man in charge of ING Belgium dedicated expat services. Who is Dave Deruytter? I am married with Kathleen and father...

Behind the scenes of “zero growth”

There is a lot of talk about zero economic growth in the western press these days, particularly in Europe.  Indeed, most countries in the...

Energy Union: getting interconnected

Companies and campaigners have told EU member states that an interconnected North Sea energy grid should be one of the ‘building blocks’ of the...
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