Belgium

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‘I’m in crisis every day’: prices outpace Belgians’ inflation-matched pay
Even in a country with automatic increases to pay and benefits, there are concerns over the cost of living

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

06, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Trial of 10 accused in 2016 Brussels terror attack begins on Monday
Survivors will give evidence in specially constructed court after Belgium’s worst peacetime atrocity

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

04, Dec, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Tori and Lokita review – urgent, moving drama of young migrants in peril
Joely Mbundu and Pablo Schils are remarkable as two young west African migrants in Belgium, fighting for survival in the Dardenne brothers’ latest Cannes-feted release

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

04, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Rioters torch a car in Brussels after Belgium’s World Cup defeat to Morocco
Police sealed off parts of the city centre and deployed water cannon to disperse crowds after the violence

Nadeem Badshah

27, Nov, 2022 @8:11 PM

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Twitter reportedly disbands Brussels office, leading to compliance concern
Platform could struggle to enforce new EU laws covering power of big tech companies and hate speech

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

24, Nov, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Belgium’s trade in Russian diamonds continues despite moral pressure
Poland and the Baltic states are pressing for diamonds to be included in the EU’s next round of sanctions

Jennifer Rankin in Antwerp

20, Nov, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Brussels tries to cool locals’ anger over ‘racist’ street murals – with QR codes
City authorities hope to soothe those who are ‘deeply shocked’ by the comic-strip trail of Belgium’s rich history

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

13, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens with crooked painting and green cat
Curators introduce playful touches to confound expectations about how art should be displayed

Jennifer Rankin in Antwerp

11, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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What are European countries doing to cut power consumption?
Governments across the continent have announced a range of measures to tackle any energy shortages this winter

Lisa O'Carroll, Jennifer Rankin, Jon Henley, Rory Carroll, Philip Oltermann and Sam Jones

18, Oct, 2022 @4:30 AM

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There is a way to stop British families freezing this winter – just look at Belgium | Carl Packman
Since 2002, eligible households have been shielded from price fluctuations in the energy market, says Carl Packman of the Fair by Design campaign

Carl Packman

27, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Museums on prescription: Brussels tests cultural visits to treat anxiety
Psychiatrists in the city can now prescribe free visits to cultural venues to complement other treatments

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

17, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘New PM, old problems’: Europe’s media reacts to Liz Truss’s first speech as prime minister
Spain’s El País greets new PM saying ‘lack of charisma can be a political advantage in times of uncertainty’

Daniel Boffey

07, Sep, 2022 @9:17 AM

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