Personal Development

Personal Development

Surviving unemployment during the holidays

Merry Christmas, you’re fired or your position is being eliminated or, don’t take this personally, but we are downsizing.Have you ever experienced any of...

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...

Survey show Brussels expats are well-integrated

A large-scale poll that involved some 9,000 expats, most of them working in the European institutions, revealed that many have a lot of Belgian...

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...

Preventing and curing sports injuries

It was three weeks until my first half-Ironman triathlon and I was a woman obsessed. I was eating, drinking and dreaming about my race...

Brussels to Kazakhstan on a solar powered bike

The young Belgian is aiming to drive 100km per day in a custom-designed three wheeled vehicle. The trike has a solar roof to provide...
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