Belgium was one of Europe’s founders and main supporters, but in recent times the consensus for the European project has been somewhat worn down.
Zero Point 1945
After World War II, Belgium and the Netherlands were quickly rebuilt. Many things were put into motion then – from the welfare state to international alliances – that seem to be under pressure now. In the series Zero Point 1945, based on our book with the same name, we take a look at those institutions that have dramatically changed over the past 75 years.
Seventy-five years after the declaration of Indonesian independence, it is high time for apologies to be made at the level of government, and for a national memory that is more inclusive.
Seventy-five years on from the end of World War II, the differences between Belgium and the Netherlands from an economic perspective are significant and growing.
Regardless of how long NATO remains standing, strengthening military cooperation between European countries is essential.
Remembrance has replaced history as the dominant way of working through our feelings about the Second World War.
After 1945, Belgium and the Netherlands rolled out a monumental social security system that brought prosperity and emancipation. Today, this welfare state has come under pressure.
In a new book by our publisher Ons Erfdeel vzw, experts state that a lot of institutions and systems that were built up after the Second World War are at risk today.