Milan Schreuer, EUobserver

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Past articles by Milan:

[Feature] Colonisers speak

Belgium is in the midst of a nationwide reassessment of its colonial past. Under pressure from a younger, more activist, generation and a growing African diaspora, the former colonial power has taken some steps over the past year. → Read More

What Goes On in Those Brexit Talks in Brussels? ‘Nothing,’ Document Says

A confidential summary of the discussions between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union leaders confirms what most people pretty much assumed. → Read More

National Strike Grips Belgium, Canceling Flights and Shutting Breweries

Train travel was also upended and schools were closed as a national strike threatened to bring the country to a standstill on Wednesday. → Read More

Where Europe Would Be Hurt Most by a No-Deal Brexit

Some countries could lose quite badly. A few could benefit. → Read More

Belgium Bans Ritual Animal Slaughter. Some See a Humane Move, Others Prejudice.

Animal rights groups praised the new law banning halal and kosher practices, but Muslims and Jews see it as part of a right-wing nationalist agenda. → Read More

Toxic Peroxide Found on Dutch Beach After Cargo Ship Loses 277 Containers

The Netherlands deployed troops to help clean up after a storm threw hundreds of containers off the MSC Zoe, littering beaches with debris. → Read More

Belgian Prime Minister, Facing Populist Revolt Over Migration, Offers Resignation

A government collapse would be a high-profile casualty in the wave of nationalist anger across Europe. → Read More

Government in Belgium Loses Majority Over U.N. Migration Pact

Prime Minister Charles Michel’s biggest coalition partner, the right-wing Flemish party, revolted in opposition to the planned signing of an international agreement on migration. → Read More

Tear Gas and Water Cannon Hit Belgian Protesters Inspired by France’s ‘Yellow Vests’

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Brussels on Friday, stopping cars and blocking roads as they called for the country’s leader to resign. → Read More

Former Belgian King Ordered to Give DNA for Paternity Test

A court in Brussels gave King Albert II of Belgium 3 months to give a DNA sample to determine whether he is the biological father of artist Delphine Boël. → Read More

Netherlands, Saying It Foiled a Major Terrorist Attack, Arrests 7

A police operation across several towns and cities yielded powerful guns and bomb-making materials. → Read More

Russians Planned Attack on Lab Testing Salisbury Nerve Agent, Swiss Say

The Dutch expelled two Russian agents preparing a cyber attack on a Swiss lab, officials say, adding a new twist to Moscow’s clashes with the West. → Read More

E.U. Will Let Countries Decide Whether to Use Daylight Saving

Some countries have lobbied to end the requirement that all 28 member states spring forward and fall back each year. → Read More

Does Kit Kat’s Shape Deserve a Trademark? E.U. Adds a Hurdle.

Nestlé, which makes the candy bar outside the U.S., has fought for years to claim ownership of its four-fingered shape across Europe. → Read More

Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

The renaming of a Brussels square after Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of independent Congo, is a symbolic step in a sometimes tortured post-colonial history. → Read More

Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

European leaders agreed to a plan that would finally take Athens off financial life support, effectively declaring an end to a crisis that nearly wrecked the euro. → Read More

Gunman in Belgium May Have Been Radicalized in Prison, Officials Say

The authorities confirmed that they were investigating the case as a possible act of terrorism, but warned that other factors were in play. → Read More

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

The proposal would ban many single-use plastic items, like straws and disposable cutlery, that litter Europe’s beaches and seas. → Read More

E.U. Settles With Russia’s Gazprom Over Antitrust Charges

The settlement could mark the end of a long legal tangle. But countries that have long been squeezed by the energy company complained that it should have been fined. → Read More

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers

The Facebook chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry. → Read More