Belgian politics: the end of the “big six”?

Combine the words “Belgian” and “politics” in one phrase, and most foreigners will answer by rolling their eyes, stating that “it’s just too complicated to be understood”. But why exactly does it happen to be so? Let’s try a brief overview of the different political parties currently operating in Belgium. Back in the 19th century … More Belgian politics: the end of the “big six”?

A trip to Flanders Fields: some reflections.

On September 16, students of the College of Europe had a very educational and overall useful visit to Flanders fields. I have to say that it was indeed touching to see numerous graves of unknown heroes who sacrificed their lives for future generations. I admire the efforts that were made by European governments to preserve … More A trip to Flanders Fields: some reflections.