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8 September 2017

In the context of the upcoming Brexit, Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois wants to limit the legal uncertainty of Flemings in the UK to the greatest extent possible. “I am pleased that our Prime Minister is monitoring the Brexit negotiations closely and defending Flemish interests,” says …

8 September 2017

Next week, the European Union’s Social Affairs Ministers will be discussing a compromise proposal on the revision of the rules on secondment. French-German amendments will also be discussed. These include, among other things, a shortening of the secondment period to 12 months. “At the urging of our …

6 September 2017

Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London last June, fire-fighters are demanding that the European Union pays more attention to fire safety. MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt supports that demand, because fires currently cost 4,000 Europeans their lives every year. In her opinion, more effective tests …

1 September 2017

At a meeting of the European Committee of the Regions, Member of the Flemish Parliament Karl Vanlouwe, as the President of the regionalist EA Group (European Alliance), advocated closely following up the Brexit debate with the states and local governments. The Committee of the Regions is a European …

1 September 2017

“The claim by the ACV and the ABVV that 128,000 people will receive less pension in the future, is wrong and completely dishonest intellectually,” the N-VA says. “It is precisely this pension decline, inherited from the past, that the present government will rectify. These two major trade unions …

30 August 2017

The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB/VBO) has presented its energy vision. Among others, it contains an appeal for more realism and subsequent phasing out of nuclear energy: the employers’ organisation is concerned that closing all nuclear power plants as predicted in 2025 will not be …