Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show

By |januar 20th, 2020|Belgium, car industry, Climate Change, European Green Deal, News|

Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday (18 January) after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change.

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Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil

By |januar 17th, 2020|Belgium, ICAN, Kleine Brogel, Nato, News, non-proliferation, nuclear ban, nuclear weapons|

It's one of Belgium's worst kept secrets. Belgian lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (T...

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Police bust ring smuggling Moroccans to Spain via Gibraltar

By |januar 14th, 2020|Belgium, europol, Gibraltar, Morocco, News, people trafficking, refugee crisis, Schengen, Spain|

Police in Spain and Gibraltar have smashed an unusual migrant-smuggling network which flew Moroccans into the tiny British territory then sneaked them over the border to Spain, arresting 47 people.

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EURACTIV’s Halloween Special: The pumpkin and the EU

By |oktober 31st, 2019|agriculture, Belgium, Germany, Halloween, Ireland, Jack O'Lantern, News, pumpkin, Spain|

In Europe, the day before All Saints Day, often termed Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, as millions of Europeans decorate and place them in front of their doors. For its Halloween special, EURACTIV Germany has put together a few (very European) stat...

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Commission takes Colombia to WTO over ‘French fries’ dispute

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Belgium, Colombia, French fries, News, tariffs, WTO|

The European Commission announced on Monday (14 October) that it will challenge at the World Trade Organisation the tariffs imposed by Colombia on frozen French fries, which the EU executive sees as “completely unjustified”.

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Belgian investors give feedback on their Kazakh experience

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Belgium, Flanders, Kazakhstan, News, Platform to business, Wallonia|

The deputy foreign minister of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev, met with a dozen Belgian investors in Brussels on Wednesday (9 October) to hear about their experience with his country and help solve potential issues.

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EU court warns Belgium over nuclear reactors

By |julij 29th, 2019|Belgium, Doel, News, nuclear phase-out, nuclear power|

Belgium should have carried out environmental impact studies before prolonging the operational life of two nuclear reactors, Europe’s top court ruled Monday (29 July). The European Court of Justice, responding to a case brought by two environmental pressure groups, found...

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Charles Michel, the compromise builder

By |julij 3rd, 2019|Belgium, Charles Michel, EU top jobs, European Council, News|

Embattled at home in politically divided Belgium, Mr Nice Guy on European stage - outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Chárles Michel, whom EU leaders designated to take over the European Council helm from Donald Tusk, might prove to be an unexpected, but suitable pick.

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Five takeaways from the EU’s economic recommendations to member states

By |junij 6th, 2019|Belgium, country-specific recommendations, European semester, Germany, Greece, Greece bailout, Italy, News, Spain|

While the public finances of all EU member states are now officially out of the “red zone”, the European Commission on Wednesday (5 June) still had tough economic policy recommendations for Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece and Germany.

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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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