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2 February 2018

The European Parliament is investing millions in the construction and renovation of various European ‘liaison offices’, including 360° cinemas in Tallinn, Paris and Helsinki. These parade projects now mean that the parliamentary budget will reach EUR 2 billion for the first time in 2019. “In their …

31 January 2018

Parliament Magazine considers Helga Stevens one of the three best MEPs on the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. She is committed to the rights of people with disabilities and is involved in the fight against social dumping. “I consider it my duty to make the inclusion of vulnerable groups …

31 January 2018

The N-VA is not against phasing out nuclear power, but that can only happen if it is affordable and sustainable and if the energy supply remains guaranteed. Contrary to what some media report, the party is not straying from the position it has long defended. Late last year, the prime minister …

29 January 2018

Minister of Security and the Interior Jan Jambon is launching an action plan to combat trafficking in illegal migrants. Minister Jambon wants to tackle the acute problem of migrants who see our country as a stopover on the road to Great Britain resolutely with three concrete measures. In their …

27 January 2018

Flemish parliament member Piet De Bruyn will receive a prize this year from the gay and transgender umbrella organisation Çavaria. He is specifically being honoured as a rapporteur for the rights of LGBTI people with the Council of Europe, where he presented the first comprehensive European report …

25 January 2018

The EU Member States will soon be able to exchange data on non-EU criminals more easily. MEP Helga Stevens, co-reporter of the Committee on Counter-Terrorism, calls it an important step forwards for security: “An efficient exchange of information is namely crucial in the fight against crime and …