Personal Development

Personal Development

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...

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...

Boat races

Luckily for us there was a sufficiency of chilled oysters for all. Then a cry went up, the boats were coming! and in an...

Natural Childbirth

Drug-free childbirth without medical intervention is a topic that spawns vitriolic debate. My own simple question ‘what do you all think of natural childbirth?’...

What to eat and when

Food and exercise are key elements to your health and wellbeing. Too much or too little of either one and the balance is thrown...
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