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8 December 2017

A year and a half following the Brexit referendum, Europe and the UK have reached an agreement on the divorce. With it, both parties are finally taking a step towards real negotiations about the new trading relationship with the British. It’s in the interest of Flanders as well that the Brexit …

7 December 2017

Today, the area around the Jubelpark in Brussels is buzzing with thousands of Catalans. They are calling on Europe to respect their right to self-determination and are demanding the release of all Catalan political prisoners. The N-VA supports this peaceful protest and will be present there with a …

6 December 2017

A number of instruments that protect our trade are going to be adjusted to modern reality by the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the Commission. That is important to make companies more competitive and create additional jobs. MEP Sander Loones is happy with the agreement: “Flanders is …

5 December 2017

Next week, a European summit will be taking place on European and Monetary Union (EMU). At the summit, European Council President Donald Tusk wants to shift things up a gear regarding financial reforms. However, the European Commission seems to be determined to push through a number of ideas about …

5 December 2017

The European Parliament and European Commission will be opening a brand-new House of Europe on ritzy Boulevard Haussmann in Paris next year. Cost: 20 million euros for the refurbishment and then another 6.55 million euros a year for the coming two decades. “Europe’s urge to waste money at the …

30 November 2017

The European Parliament is requesting that the European Commission and the Member States invest fully in the talents of persons with a disability. The proposal by MEP Helga Stevens was supported by an overwhelming majority in the Parliament. “This is not a commitment-free appeal,” says Helga …