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Whatever just happened in Copenhagen – and I reserve judgment ’til I’ve read a comprehensive debrief – the underlying problem of carbon overproduction hasn’t gone away. One thing is for sure: this post and millions like it, and the millions of emails and spam mails sent daily, will add their share of greenhouse gases to… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus

Note: This article appears in the current issue of “Together Magazine,” a Brussels bi-monthly distributed among the European institutions. For a change, it’s not really political, since the general theme of the issue was luxury. Enjoy your weekend! ————- Luxury – especially if its antonym is “discomfort” – cannot surely be all bad. Carried to… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus

Throughout August and September, Europe’s cities, regions, and nations have been marking various “heritage,” “open house,” or “patrimoine” days. This weekend it is Brussels’ turn, but we also intend to take in some sites in northern France. Value for money doesn’t get much better: most of the sites are free, and some only open for… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus

“Etats Généraux de Bruxelles” sounds grander than “Citizens’ Forum of Brussels,” but that is what has been going on over the past several weeks, culminating in an end-of-March final plenary session. I attended one of the conferences last night, “Brussels as an International City,” with a Power Point summary of the brussels-international-city (.pdf) study done… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus