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29 August 2017

To arm itself better against cyber-attacks, the Ministry of Defence also began investing in its own cyber division last year. “Out of the 92 members of staff that our military intelligence service is allowed to recruit this year, most are cyber-experts,” Minister of Defence Steven Vandeput says …

23 August 2017

“Since we introduced extra security measures in the HSR terminals in Antwerp, Brussels and Liège halfway last month, 22,000 pieces of luggage belonging to approximately 17,000 travellers have been checked,” Minister of Security and the Interior Jan Jambon says. “Of those people, 170 were checked …

26 July 2017

The federal government is presenting a budget that will ensure higher competitiveness, more investments and new jobs. With a package of new measures, it is keeping its promise to lend a helping hand to entrepreneurs and modernise the labour market. The single biggest eye-catcher among these …

13 July 2017

Europe wants to make it easier for Member States to cooperate in the fight against criminal web traders, who defraud consumers across borders. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee has approved new measures in this regard. MEP and IMCO chair Anneleen Van Bossuyt says: “The …

12 July 2017

Member of the Flemish Parliament Karl Vanlouwe is to be the new group leader of the European Alliance in the Committee of the Regions, the assembly of local and regional representatives in the European Union that serves as an advisory body within European decision-making. Within the European …

12 July 2017

The European Commission is considering adapting the existing European rules for construction products in the field of fire safety. “After the fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which claimed the lives of 79 people, a great many European policymakers are wondering whether the current rules are …