A fascinating bit of Belgian resistance history, from Boortmeerbeek of all places.
"Belgapom [the Belgian potato farmers' association] is now calling on the population to make up for the shortfall by eating frites twice a week at home instead of once."
Good question, some answers.
Photos from our village.
This is appalling. Another reason why I could never vote for N-VA.
Very enlightening linguistic maps.
Had you noticed? (Actually, most of this is difficult to miss.)
Glorious from @JohnstonJules: "From 1 October, only 421 types of reptiles can be kept as pets in Flanders."
Places to go.
We did it in 2008, before it became fashionable!
A British doctor writes about euthanasia in Belgium.
Rather alarming - €2000 cash stolen on Monday from one of our favourite local restaurants.
The Ostbelgien Modell - bringing a permanent citizens' assembly into policy-making.
Glorious data visualisation of where Brussels' many migrants have come from and now live.
@aryngbeck on Brussels.
Cut off from the rest of Germany by a Belgian railway line. (The railway closed in 2001.)
@GarethHarding has joined the club.
Extraordinary, and yet somehow appropriate. (Thanks @AlbrehtT for the tip.)
Hergé’s crumbling heritage.
I’ll be there.
The impact of the heatwave on our own commune: 80% of the corn and endive crops have been lost.
Not really news to some of us. @KristofClerix has been writing about it for years.
Romelu Lukaku’s searing personal story.
POLITICO on the national football team.