Belgium’s first female prime minister officially named

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Belgian elections, Charles Michel, News, Sophie Wilmes|

Belgium's King Philippe officially named Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes interim prime minister on Sunday (27 October), making her the first woman to hold the post.

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Belgian king names pointmen to help forge new government

By |maj 31st, 2019|Belgian elections, Belgium, Didier Reynders, Johan Vande Lanotte, King Philippe, News, Vlams Belang|

King Philippe of Belgium on Thursday (30 May) tasked two politicians with exploring ways that a new government can be formed following elections in which a far-right party scored a surprise second place.

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Belgium’s Charles Michel to stay on heading caretaker government

By |december 21st, 2018|Belgian elections, Charles Michel, European elections 2019, N-VA, News, refugee crisis|

Belgian King Philippe accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel on Friday (21 December) and requested his government stay on in a caretaker capacity for the coming months after his coalition split following an argument over migration.

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Nine EU members stay away from UN migration pact

By |december 20th, 2018|Austria, Austrian Presidency, Belgian elections, Belgium, Bulgaria, Charles Michel, global compact for migration, Italy, Jair Bolsonaro, Latvia, Miroslav Lajcak, News, populism, refugee crisis, Romania, Romanian Presidency, Slovakia, United Nations, Visegrad Four|

Three EU members voted against, five abstained and one didn’t vote during the formal ratification on Wednesday (19 December) in New York of the Global Compact on Migration.

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Belgian PM announces resignation in crisis started by migrant row

By |december 19th, 2018|Belgian elections, Charles Michel, global compact for migration, N-VA, News, refugee crisis|

Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel offered to resign on Tuesday (18 December) after opponents tabled a no confidence vote in a political crisis triggered by differences over immigration.

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Belgian PM suggests Visegrad countries should be ousted from Schengen

By |december 14th, 2018|Article 7, Belgian elections, Belgium, Charles Michel, EU summit, European asylum policy, global compact for migration, Hungary, illiberal democracy, N-VA, News, refugee crisis, Schengen, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Friday (14 December) EU countries that show no solidarity in the management of migration open the debate about whether they have a place in the Schengen area.

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Marrakesh UN forum adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

By |december 11th, 2018|Austria, Austrian Presidency, Belgian elections, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, global compact for migration, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Miroslav Lajcak, News, Poland, populism, refugee crisis, Slovakia, United Nations, Visegrad Four|

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday (10 December), despite a string of withdrawals, including several EU countries, driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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Belgian PM to go to Marrakesh migration forum ‘in personal capacity’

By |december 7th, 2018|Belgian elections, Belgium, Charles Michel, global migration pact, N-VA, News, populism, refugee crisis, United Nations, Vlaams Belang|

To avoid a major crisis in the coalition government, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced on Thursday (6 December) that he will go "in personal capacity" to the intergovernmental conference in Marrakesh, focused on the Global Compact on migr...

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