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Dana is a graduate in Political Science and International Relations. She moved to Brussels from Romania for her studies and Mont des Arts made her fall in love with the city and remain here. She loves animals, especially dogs, and everything food related, but dessert most of all.

21 March 2022

Belgium introduces stricter regulations for e-scooters

In a recent meeting between the federal minister of mobility Georges Gilkinet, Brussels minister Elke Van den Brandt, Flemish minister Lydia Peeters and Walloon minister Valérie […]
21 March 2022

Belgium postpones its 2025 nuclear power exit

On Friday March 18th, Belgium decided to postpone its nuclear phase-out, originally scheduled for 2025, by an additional ten years. “The federal government has decided to […]
18 March 2022

Royal Family of Belgium to host Ukrainian refugees

After a visit to the asylum centre at Palace 8, near the Atomium, the Belgian Royal Family has decided to offer some of the properties of […]
14 March 2022

12 Cultural activities in Brussels starting this spring

The end of winter is around the corner. Finally. What to do, what to see after two years of limited exposure to art and culture? The […]
14 March 2022

Brussels Airport is Europe’s most important pharmaceutical hub

With one billion Covid-19 vaccines shipped through Brussels Airport, the Belgian capital has become a crucial pharmaceutical hub for Europe.  Since the first months of the […]
14 March 2022

More than 3,000 people gathered under the Atomium to support Ukraine

On Thursday March 11th, the Ukrainian flag flew high at the top of the Atomium, one of the most symbolic architectural icons in Belgium. The action, […]
11 March 2022

Are film festivals back with vengeance?

It looks like it. Back in the flesh and with a palpable post-Covid vim, Ostend Film Festival (FFO) kicked off last week with a rich programme […]
11 March 2022

10 Belgian Intangible Heritage Practices

Over the past few decades, the definition of the term “cultural heritage” has evolved. UNESCO no longer considers just monuments and objects as acceptable cultural heritage, […]
10 March 2022

5 bakeries to discover in Brussels

When you think of croissants or baguettes, you’ll probably think of Paris. Which is not only historically incorrect, as the croissant actually originated in Vienna, but […]
9 March 2022

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brussels

World Heritage Sites are places recognized by UNESCO to be of importance to either cultural or natural heritage. Cultural heritage is represented by monuments, such as […]
8 March 2022

Belgium offers more than 10,000 temporary shelters to Ukrainian refugees

The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine has forced roughly 1 million Ukrainians to leave their country. Throughout Europe, a wave of solidarity with Ukrainian people […]
7 March 2022

Covid Safe Ticket and masks phased out in Belgium from March 7

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Friday March 4th and determined that as of Monday, March 7th, the corona barometer will be changed to code yellow. Among […]
3 March 2022

Belgian Beer World to open in Brussels’ Old Stock Exchange in 2023

Work on the Brussels Stock Exchange (Bourse) is well underway to become a cultural attraction centered on the ‘Belgian Beer World’, a space dedicated to the […]
3 March 2022

Brussels Cemetery. A most unusual place of respite in the city

Though it might not be the first place you would look for a burst of fresh air or a spot of tourism, Brussels Cemetery has a […]
2 March 2022

Brussels to have an open-air swimming pool the size of the Grand Place

The government of the Brussels Region has agreed to partially fund an open-air swimming pool in the municipality of Anderlecht. “A further step has been taken […]
28 February 2022

King Leopold II to be liquidised?

A statue of King Leopold II on Brussels’s Place du Trône could be melted down for scrap, as Belgium reckons with its horrific colonial history. But […]
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