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19 January 2017

Mr. Weber, Mr. Verhofstadt, Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament. He would have lost had he not first distanced himself from your federalist plans. He has won the Presidency, but in the end the biggest loser was the European Parliament itself, dropping further in its …

11 January 2017

Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts wants Flanders to be a pioneer in promoting animal welfare within the EU. With this goal in mind he is going to invest EUR 350,000 in alternatives to research that involves animal testing. For example, among other things there will be a European …

11 January 2017

During the conference ‘Self-determination in the EU: The Right to Decide‘, MEPs from four political groups and from various different nations are considering the application of the right to self-determination in the EU for the first time in the history of the European Parliament. “We welcome …

11 January 2017

KU Leuven and Ghent University have awarded an honorary doctorate to German Chancellor Angela Merkel “in recognition of her diplomatic and political efforts to expand the political potency of Europe and to defend the values that allow our continent to find unity in diversity.” N-VA Chairman Bart De …

10 January 2017

The ECR group, of which the N-VA is part, has put forward Helga Stevens as candidate for President of the European Parliament. With six other candidates, Helga will participate in POLITICO’s European Parliament Presidential Debate on Wednesday, January 11. This debate will be broadcast live from …

6 January 2017

Last year, 1,595 prisoners without residence permits - or more than four a day - were sent back to their home countries. This means that the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken has broken his own top record of 2015, when 1,437 criminal illegal immigrants were repatriated from …