The last territory to not offer women the vote on our planet is now officially down to one. The Vatican, a small city state lying snugly in the city of Rome; population at roughly 800 people, of those 30 women as registered citizens in the last official count in 2013, that leaves a minuscule minority […]
Victor Hugo was the first to launch a United States of Europe, according to Brussels tourism site Visit Brussels. Read more here.
In an effort to curtail the American search juggernaut’s dominance, several Members of the European Parliament (MEP) filed a draft motion last week suggesting the unbundling of Internet search engines from “other commercial services”.
On November 11, at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg former US soldier Andrew Lawrence (Andre) Shepherd will hear the court’s opinion on his case C-472/13 building since he applied for asylum in Germany in August of 2008, expected judgment placed at some point in early 2015. The case is being brought before the court […]
An homage to peace, as described by the organisers: In 2014, it will have been exactly 100 years ago that Europe and the larger part of the world plunged into a war that would have far-reaching and irreversible consequences for the entire planet. Old structures and power blocks were destroyed, new states rose, the old […]
Retrospective exhibition: 40 years of computer art 13 November – 14 December | Vernissage: 13 November, 18:30 – 22:00 Peter Beyls is a Belgian pioneering interdisciplinary artist who has been exploring computer art for nearly four decades. His work extends into the visual arts, music and hybrid experimental formats. In light of the publication of […]
By Cathie Burton October 24th, and the newspapers make for sorry reading. Violence and conflict top the bulletins, vying for place with killer diseases and environmental challenges bringing weather of biblical proportions. Yet today is a day of celebration: 69 years of the United Nations, 69 years of governments working together for the common good. […]
A woman rages. Her husband of 10 or more years has left her, taken up with a much younger, blonder and richer slip of a woman all set, and excited, to marry anew. “Heav’n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d,” wrote Willian Congreve in The […]
Is an intrinsically political media missing from the Brussels journalistic landscape? Apart from our new effort to bring multifaceted news to the fray what else could be on the way for the town? The Scene New Europe newspaper continues in its paved laneway, euobserver has recently completed its five year business plan and seems to […]
Lately I find myself thinking about different types of people, especially in terms of those that move for work or study, that keep moving, re-inventing themselves is one cliche used but really it’s all about learning from what you already knew and adding to that. I live in a city where this is the norm, […]
Interview by Alia Papageorgiou Written by Joanna Papageorgiou Manolis Glezos is 92, but isn’t thinking of retiring yet, not without one last attempt at finding a platform to spread his message; it may just be the European Parliament. “I want to transmit the Greek idea to Europe and the world,” he tells the Brussels Chronicle […]
SUMMARY: By Cillian Donnelly Within EU circles there is talk of reform. The European Union has become a rampant bureaucracy, too large, too distant. It has become, in the words of British Prime Minister David Cameron, “too big, too bossy, too interfering.” (#EU flags in front of the #EuropeanParliament building in Strasbourg (c) European Parliament ) France’s socialist […]
There’s a growing theme to any meeting I may have with those involved with the practice of journalism in Brussels; the upshot? Something’s missing. We have EU funded outlets, we have independent outlets, we have one not-for-profit site, we have two newspapers that are made locally on a weekly basis, we have the daily internationals […]