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3 February 2023

"Europe’s new strategy of borrowing money on the capital markets risks transforming the bloc into a debt factory", says Johan Van Overtveldt, chair of the Committee on Budgets and the Recovery and Resilience Facility Working Group in the European Parliament in an opinion piece on politico.eu. The …

2 February 2023

The European Commission proposes the Green Deal Industrial Plan in response to the American Inflation Reduction Act. That plan includes provision for more flexible rules on state aid, in response to the protectionist plans of the US. Geert Bourgeois, head of the European N-VA group delegation, is …

2 February 2023

On the sidelines of the vote to waive the parliamentary immunity of MEPs Tarabella and Cozzolino in connection with the Qatargate bribery scandal, the European Parliament will also rule on the immunity of French MEP Nadine Morano. She is being accused of defamation in her own country because she …

31 January 2023

The Tihange 2 nuclear power station is closing its doors today. “The second victim of the De Croo government falls,” sighs MP and energy expert Bert Wollants. “That is while it is more important than ever today that we keep as many nuclear power stations open as long as possible to ensure our …

25 January 2023

In 2016, the Brussels government decided to bring four safety schools - including the fire school and the police school - under one roof. In the meantime, the government has already spent more than EUR 11 million, while work on the safety school has still not started. The Blue Star buildings …

20 January 2023

Today, the proposal by Mathias Vanden Borre (N-VA) and Bianca Debaets (CD&V party) to introduce a general regulation on begging for the 19 municipalities was voted down in the Brussels Parliament. “A lost opportunity. Contrary to the PS party’s claim, Brussels does indeed have a begging problem …