World politics: The Russian Bear is back

Gerry Callaghan looks at Russia’s return to the world politics power table. Russia is back as a major global player after decades on the sidelines...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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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