News

3 April 2017

MEP Helga Stevens has drawn up a list with concrete measures in order to make the fight against social dumping a whole lot more efficient. To this end she is looking in the first place at European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen (CD&V): "She must urgently create a better framework which allows less …

31 March 2017

After the federal government, the parliament has now also approved the long-awaited reform of social security. In this regard, the political weight of the N-VA is clearly tangible. For example, an end is being put to the tradition in which social agreements entail costs that are passed on to the …

31 March 2017

The Flemish Government has completed the budgetary control for this year with a slight surplus of EUR 145 million. Of that amount EUR 100 million is being set aside as a buffer, just in case of a rainy day, and EUR 45 million is being allocated to extra investments. "Not only are we keeping our …

30 March 2017

Lloyd’s of London, the largest insurance market in the world, is going to set up a new subsidiary in Brussels. “It is the first time that Lloyd’s is setting foot on the European continent,” says Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt. With this move, Lloyd’s is anticipating the potential effects …

29 March 2017

A total ban on slaughter without anaesthetic is on its way in Flanders. The N-VA, together with the other Flemish majority parties, is taking this historic step following a round of independent mediation commissioned by Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare, Ben Weyts. “I am proud of our community: …

29 March 2017

MEP Mark Demesmaeker is asking the European Union to play an active role in the Basque peace process, now that the Basque independence movement ETA is prepared to disarm completely by 8 April. “This is a potentially decisive step in the Basque peace process. It’s no long okay for Europe to just …