OPINION: THE CASE OF LEOPOLD II: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US?

Aren’t we the anointed leaders? Aren’t we supposed to lead Europe to a better future? Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the King of the Belgians has revealed our weaknesses. By: Bartosz Duda COMMUNICATION ERROR We failed because we do not know how to communicate. From the very beginning, the Belgian Society failed to give an appropriate … More OPINION: THE CASE OF LEOPOLD II: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US?

De Kunst van het Recht/The Art of Law

Art review: The Groeninge Museum’s temporary exhibition De Kunst van het Recht/The Art of Law covers artworks from 1450-1750, sweeping the visitor along a thoughtful and often unsettling path.  By: Ben Blunnie  The breadth of the exhibition is wide — starting with the trumpets of the Apocalypse heralding the Last Judgement, taking the viewer through classical and biblical stories of justice, and ending with … More De Kunst van het Recht/The Art of Law

Opinion: Leopold II and Congo: a plea for constructive debate

By: The Benelux National Week Committee As part of the Benelux national week, pictures of the monarchs of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg were posted on the walls of the canteen. After all, the fact that our three countries are monarchies, is something that we have in common. Among those photos, as has been correctly observed, … More Opinion: Leopold II and Congo: a plea for constructive debate

Opinion: Context is key — or why the concept of “National Week” is problematic

As “National Weeks” begin, students are encouraged to promote the culture and traditions of their respective country of origin. However, simplifying history and heritage might have pitfalls. By: Beata Thor The noise level inside the canteen rises as hungry students troop in from the cold. Monday 16 January marks the start of Benelux National Week, which … More Opinion: Context is key — or why the concept of “National Week” is problematic