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.
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.
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, will meet the Chinese leader at a time of tension over European and US relations with Beijing.
European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Rising protectionism has the potential to have major negative effects on many European companies, yet firms have been largely absent from the public conversation. Why?
Hungary’s Viktor Orban is becoming a problem for the European Union.
European figureheads have spoken out against Capitol rioters but also know they have problems in their own back yard.
English will remain an official EU language – even after Brexit – and this will impact the way it evolves.
A lesson from Greece on why driving a hard bargain with the EU does not end well.
Don of a new era.
The British foreign secretary, Francis Osborne, tried to negotiate free trade deals with eight European rivals in the late 18th century. Guess how many bit the dust.
Little Lonsdale Street in the 1870s: a number of brothels were located in the area known as ‘Little Lon’.
State Library of New South Wales.
Rubbish excavated from brothels sheds light on sex workers’ lives in the 19th century. Despite the dangers, prostitution offered an independent living free of male control.
Five principles of bargaining to help you understand what’s going on in the Brexit negotiations.
Rogers was a key figure in Brexit negotiations.
The lack of respect shown to a senior civil servant working hard to make Brexit work is troubling.
The way that the EU dealt with its CETA trade deal with Canada makes it clear to Britain that negotiating a free trade agreement will be very long and difficult.
The CETA crisis will be resolved before long but the lessons of Wallonia point to a bigger European crisis.
UK companies currently trade in the EU knowing that legal disputes will be enforced in any member state. Brexit risks changing all that.
The heart of the EU machine.
And where do they come from?
Explaining how the European Parliament and Commission combine to represent the interests of 28 member states.
The hard sell to come.
England and Scotland see Europe differently and the EU question could hasten the end of the Union.
Tangled up in blue and yellow.
Boris Johnson has made this claim repeatedly – and he’s not the only one.
The Brussels Airport begins reopening with new restrictions in place, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne/Pool.
The U.S. and France responded to terrorist acts by passing surveillance laws. What could Belgium learn from their example?
Lots of balls.
It made the headlines, but the numbers don’t add up.
The nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium.
Evidence suggests that the threat is not being taken seriously enough.