Tag: Brussels

Security wouldn’t let them through. “Please, please,” the mother entreated the officer in Hebrew. “I need to get my daughter to the bathroom.” Her pleas fell on deaf ears. (More…)

In Blue, the new collaboration between Brussels-based The Bug (Kevin Martin) and Berlin’s Dis Fig (Felicia Chen), is surprisingly welcoming. (More…)

It doesn’t take long to place Zenobia’s new album Halak Halakwhich translates as a slangy “Welcome, Welcome!” – in the Middle East. (More…)

“We don’t give accounts to Israelis.” The last stage in completing the paperwork for an online bank account, I’d just submitted my passport for review. (More…)

Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

Last year, as the UK approached its original March 31st Brexit deadline,  The Battleground interviewed British Green MEP Molly Scott Cato about defending democracy, fighting fascism and false narratives. (More…)

“You’re giving the wrong impression of Berlin,” the email read. “It’s in Germany, not Iraq.” So read the umpteenth message I’d received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received. (More…)