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8 August 2018

The fact that Joseph Kabila is not a candidate in the Congolese presidential elections is a step in the right direction. The N-VA reacts with cautious optimism. “If Kabila had run for a third term in violation of the constitution, it would have been a slap in the face for the Congolese people and …

8 August 2018

A text message alarm for missing children is being introduced. Minister of the Interior Jan Jambon wants to extend the BE-alert system launched last year to missing person searches for worrying disappearances of minors. “We are looking at the practical effect of being able to use BE-alert as soon as …

6 August 2018

The foreigners’ fee has already raised EUR 30 million, says Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken. Since 1 March 2015, foreigners submitting a residency application have to pay a fee to do so. Currently, a regularisation application costs EUR 350 per person, incidentally without …

25 July 2018

Before the end of the year, pilot projects will be launched to check the identity of passengers on international trains and buses. Since April, the security services have already had access to airline passenger data. Minister of the Interior Jan Jambon now wants to investigate how he can extend …

19 July 2018

This summer once again sees the threat of strikes at Ryanair. This can mean the cancellation of hundreds of flights, with thousands of passengers having to seek an alternative. In such a situation, airlines are obliged to inform their customers of their rights in the event of the cancellation of …

13 July 2018

This month the European Commission will decide on new measures to restrict the domestic European ivory trade. In October London is hosting an international conference on wildlife trafficking. MEP Mark Demesmaeker is calling on his European colleagues “not to miss these two key opportunities to save …