Money Laundering Capital?

London, one of the world’s great international cities, is home to countless nationalities, a thriving financial sector and a diverse cultural scene. It also has a more sinister side; a property market well known as one of the world’s prime destinations for foreign politicians, dignitaries and businessmen to stash their ill-gotten gains. A recent study…

Bokrijk at Christmas

It’s one of Belgium’s top tourist attractions and Christmas promises to be even more of an extra special occasion at the Bokrijk open air museum in Limburg. During Bokrijk’s winter evenings, its nostalgic carnival and rides from yesteryear take visitors back in time to their childhood. People can enjoy a fairground theatre, dance and music entertainment…

Mary Delluc – the sweet smell of success

When Mary Delluc opened a chocolaterie at 129 rue Royale in Brussels in 1919 (quickly followed by a tea room) could she have imagined that a century later, she would still be one of the leading names in high-end chocolate? The answer is almost certainly not. But Mary’s “sweet smell of success” and her delicious creations live on…

Lasagne and Tiramisu

Think of some of the great double acts – Laurel and Hardy, fish and chips, peaches and cream. Well, there’s an Italian equivalent – lasagne and tiramisu – and that’s also the name of a small “chain” of eateries in Brussels. The name was born out of a the simplest of events: a school fancy…

OSCE hears concerns over subversion of religious institutions

Kazakhstan is known not only for its lead in the issue of multi-lateral nuclear disarmament, but also for its significant contribution to ensuring dialogue between religions existing on the Earth, having founded in 2003 the permanent international interfaith institute “Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions”. In June 2021, in the capital of Kazakhstan,…

“New kid on the block” for Brussels’ culinary scene

The Belgian culinary scene is constantly evolving, introducing new practices and innovations – and an exciting new collaboration in Brussels is no exception. With the food/horeca industry now more popular than ever, “We are C” has partnered with the Bouchée Double studio to launch the “Foodio.” We Are C is a “One Stop Shop” agency run by food communication…

Mermaids and Mermen from Brussels Swim for Charity

On the 15th  September, Sven Gatz, Brussels Minister of Finance, Budget, Promotion of Multilingualism, Tourism and Image of Brussels, officially gave a “swim start” to the Schoolyard14 campaign at Molenbeek’s public pool. Members from Rotary Club Brussels Cantersteen, 15 school children from Molenbeek, their teachers and the director of Ket & CO gathered to practice…

The Sound of Drowning

The bathing season is in full swing – and with it, drowning season. Contrary to popular belief, the signs of drowning do not usually include flailing arms and cries for help; people typically drown in silence. To shed light on this common misconception and to engage more people to act in near-drowning situations, Trygg-Hansa, a leading insurance…

Promoting US-Balkan Student Exchanges

On the anniversary of two high water marks of multilateralism  NATO completes seventy (70) years and the Kosovo war completes twenty (20) years, the West faces an existential crisis., writes Gregory Melus. Presently, the populist political star burns bright, cultural and political trends reorient themselves inwards, societies differ and people drift apart.  In these quiet…