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25 October 2017

The European budget for 2018 includes almost EUR 590 million of “accession aid” for Turkey. The N-VA does not want European tax money going to Erdoğan and will therefore vote against it. “Turkey will never become a Member State of the European Union and therefore should also not be permitted to …

24 October 2017

The European Commission wants to continue allowing the use of glyphosate, a phosphorus compound that is used as a herbicide, in the coming ten years. The European Parliament has registered its objection to this, with the support of the N-VA. “Protection of public health and the environment is the …

24 October 2017

Soon, European workers who go to work abroad temporarily will only be allowed to work in the host country for a maximum of 12 months. If necessary, this period can be extended to 18 months. “By making the abuse of ‘temporary’ secondment impossible, Europe is taking a new step in the fight against …

19 October 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants to abolish Catalan autonomy and take over the administration of the region on Saturday. This would further escalate the conflict between Spain and Catalonia, which is seeking independence. “The European Union just has until Saturday to start up the …

19 October 2017

Citizens from countries who do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen area will from now on be screened in advance. The new ETIAS system verifies whether they pose a threat to European security, public health or the migration policy. “This is a new step towards better information sharing, which …

18 October 2017

The Courts of First Instance in Leuven and Liège have issued conflicting statements regarding the detention and repatriation of Sudanese citizens in closed centres. The Court of Leuven has ruled detention to be legal. The services concerned can therefore continue to organise the repatriation of …