ING: The world of private banking in Belgium

According to a recent report, the average Belgian has the third highest net financial assets in the world. The ‘Global Wealth Report’ said only...

Energy Union: getting interconnected

Companies and campaigners have told EU member states that an interconnected North Sea energy grid should be one of the ‘building blocks’ of the...

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...

Economy: Surviving the Wall Street crash

Dave Deruytter asks who the winners were in the 1929 financial meltdown. The stock exchange crash of 1929 is to date still the most severe...

BNP Paribas Fortis: The expat’s partner

From his office on the twelfth floor of a high-rise, stately building opposite the North train station in Brussels, Salvatore Orlando (30) oversees the...

World economy: The rise of the robots

Dave Deruytter looks at the world economy, suggesting that the human to cyborg route may happen faster than we think. Will humans dream of...

EU politics: Somewhere over the rainbow

In our EU politics series Gerry Callaghan looks at a report that shows there is much work to be done to stop discrimination. Over the...

4-5 euthanasia deaths every day in Belgium

During the years 2012 and 2013, 3,239 euthanasia deaths were reported to the Federal Commission for monitoring and evaluation, which corresponds to an average...

Tax avoidance: The corporate giants

Gerry Callaghan catches up with the latest on the EU’s attempts to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. US multinationals such as Amazon, Facebook and...

Islamic State terrorist from Saint Josse In Brussels

The young boy who appears in a video by the terrorist organization the Islamic State was positively identified as a native of the Brussels...
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