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21 June 2017

ECR Member of the European Parliament Anneleen Van Bossuyt has been elected chairman of the influential Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). “I will do my upmost to help further develop the European single market and continue our group’s work on consumer protection”, a …

16 June 2017

The bill to lengthen the detention period for suspects in terrorism cases from 24 to 72 hours has narrowly missed achieving a two-thirds majority in the Chamber. The hoped-for extension will therefore not be introduced. “Most regrettable,” says Minister of Security and the Interior Jan Jambon …

15 June 2017

MP Peter Luykx and Member of the Flemish Parliament and Senator Karl Vanlouwe deeply regret the travel ban imposed on them by the Democratic Republic of Congo. “President Kabila clearly won’t put up with critical observers,” conclude the two politicians, who are also electoral observers for the …

14 June 2017

Following the European Commission and the IMF, the OECD and the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is now also expecting to achieve higher economic growth in this and in the coming years: 1.6% to be precise. By way of comparison, this growth was 1.2% last year. All …

14 June 2017

The ECR group in the European Parliament has put forward MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt as Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). “I am especially grateful to the ECR group for its confidence in me,” a satisfied Anneleen Van Bossuyt responds. “It is with exceptional …

13 June 2017

Among other things, N-VA is looking to see convicted terrorists automatically lose their Belgian nationality. “If you still don’t lose your right to Belgian nationality carrying out such crimes - or even by being complicit in them or just having the intent to carry them out - when exactly should …