Salary: Women too humble to ask for a raise

68% of Belgian women have never negotiated their wage, against 52% of men. To succeed in the workplace, it is essential to develop specific skills...

First World War centenary in the Brussels region

Last October, the Brussels Government launched a call for projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. In view of the success...

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...

Euthanasia: The extension to minors is adopted

The combined commissions of Social Affairs and Justice of the Senate today adopted by 13 votes to 4 a bill that aims to expand...

Women in the boardrooms: EU cracks the glass ceiling

The European Parliament today voted with an overwhelming majority (459 for, 148 against and 81 abstentions) to back the European Commission’s proposed law to...

Belgium is the champion of taxation

Anglo Saxons call it ‘tax freedom day’ - theoretically, it’s the day you stop paying for the state’s expenditure and earn money for yourself....

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...

Less power for the monarchy?

Following the announcement from the Palace, the politicians were quick to launch into the debate. The Flemish nationalists (N-VA) immediately told parliament that King...

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...

French seek haven in Belgium

The village of néchin in Belgium, located just a mile from the French border and the town of Roubaix (Nord), is comprised of 27% of French, often...
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