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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (9213381a) Lily Collins, a cast member in "Rules Don't Apply," poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich Portrait Session, Los Angeles, USA - 11 Nov 2016

Well done for making it to the end of 2022, another turbulent year!

At around this time last year U.S intelligence was raising the alarm over Russia’s intentions towards Ukraine, the EU was incredulous. On 24 February the intelligence proved correct, the invasion was a harsh blow to Ukraine and to a world that was struggling to recover from the worst of the Covid pandemic. Thankfully, with international assistance, Ukrainians have shown an iron will that has sent Russian forces into retreat.

As Covid numbers edge up in Belgium, we urge our readers to get their booster jab and why not a flu jab. The body’s immune system is amazing, but we could all do a bit more to help it out. New contributor, Liz Cassidy, offers some nutritional advice on what you can do to help your defences throughout the winter months. And for well-being throughout the year checkout Aspria’s top five fitness trends for 2023. 

Sweden will hold the Presidency of the EU for the first six months of 2023. The rotating presidency puts the holder in the spotlight and is an opportunity to explore the cultural influences of each country. We have a Swedish thread running through this edition, from ‘Swedish Ecstasy’ at the Bozar, the Swedish duo ‘First Aid Kit’ and even a travel piece on Stockholm. Varsågod!

Together wishes you all the very best for 2023. Here’s a link to the latest magazine.