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9 June 2018

At European level, the discussion on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has started. And that discussion is about money, and lots of it. A number of countries (France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Finland and Ireland) have already let it be known that there can be no savings permitted on agriculture …

7 June 2018

The European Commission has launched its proposal for Horizon Europe, the European programme for research and innovation, for the 2021-2027 period. The best research projects in universities and businesses are due to receive almost EUR 100 billion from Europe in the next few years. MEP Anneleen …

6 June 2018

At the European Summit on Migration, the competent ministers and secretaries of state did not reach agreement on the reception, redistribution and repatriation of refugees. Secretary of State Theo Francken raised the alarm and once again explains his vision. Theo Francken asks the competent …

31 May 2018

Care providers may break their professional secrecy if they come across a case of genital mutilation. The Chamber has approved a bill in this area. The N-VA welcomes the right to speak out, although for us it could have gone further. “As a party, we believe that the duty to speak out should be in …

31 May 2018

With the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), on Friday the European Commission is returning a whole series of tasks back to the Member States and the regions. A good thing, says MEP Sander Loones: “The Commission explicitly admits that pushing through one single policy in the whole EU …

31 May 2018

When an air traveller departs from a European airport and then experiences difficulties during a layover outside the European Union, he or she can still call on EU passenger rights. That’s what the Court of Justice decided in a judgement today. The condition here is that the passenger buys all the …