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European farmers took various demands to Brussels on February 1, 2024, clogging the streets with 1,300 tractors as EU leaders met for a summit. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP

European farmers are angry: addressing root causes would overcome polarisation

At the farmers’ protests in Brussels in February, there were some who demanded for authorities to cut back red tape, while others rallied against market concentration. But such a polarisation isn’t insurmountable.
Old acquaintances: Charles Michel with Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2016 when Michel was pirme minister of Belgium. EPA/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/pool

Western leaders are divided over the future of relations with China

Charles Michel, president of the European Council, will meet the Chinese leader at a time of tension over European and US relations with Beijing.
The Brussels Airport begins reopening with new restrictions in place, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne/Pool. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne

Four questions Belgians should ask about the Patriot Act

The U.S. and France responded to terrorist acts by passing surveillance laws. What could Belgium learn from their example?

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