Money tips: Black gold loses its lustre

In our monthly money tips column Dave Deruytter wonders aloud: Why is energy so cheap and will it last? The term 'black gold' as a...

EU politics: Cleaning up the lobby

Our EU politics expert Gerry Callaghan tracks a plan to make lobbyist activities more credible. Lobbyists in Brussels have taken the unexpected step of acknowledging...

Economy and money tips: Inflation is back

Dave Deruytter looks at the economy, in particular the state of bonds, stock markets and mortgage rates. Inflation is back at levels not often seen...

Tax: The winds of change in Belgium

Belgium finally has new governments, both federal and regional, and it also has a sixth State Reform.Many changes are on the way. What are...

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...

Money advice: Real estate is still booming

In his regular money advice column Dave Deruytter looks at the rise and rise of the housing market. Real estate investments keep going strong, so...

A bridge too far?

The world of engineering faces an uncertain future, but it is hoped that EU legislation could help build more solid foundations.Look around you and...

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...

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...

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...
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