Showing posts with label Belgium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belgium. Show all posts

Monday, December 19, 2022

Qatar warns EU of consequences amid graft probe

Qatar warns EU of consequences amid graft probe

The European Parliament’s decision to suspend work on Qatar-linked legislation and cut off the access of the country’s officials to the legislature may negatively affect member states’ attempts to secure gas supplies, Doha says. The EU’s move comes amid a Belgian probe into alleged graft of MEPs that may have involved Qatar.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff
The EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged Belgium to grant citizenship to British EU staff worried about their post-Brexit status.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Belgian King wants economic growth to benefit each citizen

Belgian King wants economic growth to benefit each citizen
In his New Year's speech on Thursday, Philippe, King of the Belgians, praised the strong economic growth in Belgium and Europe, saying the benefits accrued should trickle down to all citizens.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Brussels rally turns violent as European capitals protest ‘modern slavery’ in Libya

‘modern slavery’ in Libya
Dozens have been arrested in Brussels after one of several European rallies against modern slavery in Libya turned violent. The very government that the West helped form after the fall of Gaddafi is now facing pressure over its inability to tackle human rights abuses.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ousted Catalan leader in Brussels to apply for political asylum: media

Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont
Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont, as well as five of his advisers, is in Belgium, amidst speculation he could apply for political asylum, local media reported on Monday.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Man shot, killed while attacking soldiers in Brussels

soldiers in Brussels
The Belgian army shot and killed a man who attacked soldiers in Brussels with a knife in what authorities are treating as a terrorist act Friday.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Belgium’s Ban on Wearing Full Face Veil in Public Legal : ECHR

European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that the decision of three Belgian municipalities to ban full-face veils does not violate European human rights laws.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester Arena: Major terror attacks in Europe in recent years

The police confirmed early Tuesday that 19 people were killed and 50 more were injured in a blast that occurred outside Manchester Arena right after the end of a concert late Monday night.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Belgium urged diplomats to vote for Saudi Arabia in UN women’s rights commission : leaked emails

Leaked emails show that the Belgian delegation was instructed in advance to vote for the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and to make sure its support was known to the Saudis, UN Watch reports.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Belgium ‘regrets’ helping elect Saudi Arabia to UN women's rights panel

Belgium’s vote in favor of appointing Saudi Arabia to a United Nations women’s rights commission was due to a regrettable diplomatic mix-up, said Prime Minister Charles Michel, after the decision sparked a firestorm of criticism at home.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Belgium probes own possible involvement in Mosul strike that killed 200+

Belgium has opened a preliminary investigation to determine if its jets were responsible for civilian casualties on at least two occasions in Iraq. One probe seeks to establish whether a Belgian F-16 was involved in the March 17 strike which killed over 200 people.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Belgium Euthanizes Child for First Time After Lifting Age Limits

A child has recently been euthanized in Belgium for the first time since the country lifted age restrictions on "mercy killings" over two years ago.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Belgian minister claims many Muslims 'danced' after attacks

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Saturday that a "significant" part of the Muslim population "celebrated attacks", blaming the country's policies for failing to integrate migrants into society.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Belgium to require non-EU migrants sign declaration to uphold "European values"

Non-EU migrants settling in Belgium will be made to sign a declaration accepting "European values" under a new law expected to be passed in the coming months, as the government struggles to defend itself against accusations that it has become a "hotbed of terrorism".

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Belgian PM warns of "new form of threat to Europe"

Some of the security measures taken during Brussels' heightened terror alert in November were "a notch too high", Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said in an interview with Le Soir newspaper on Saturday, warning of "new form of threat".

Sunday, May 31, 2015