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18 February 2021

The N-VA parliamentary group has come forward with its own proposal for a pandemic law. The starting point is that during a “special emergency”, the federal parliament must approve any measure that has an impact on the rights of citizens: “It is unacceptable for the government to restrict …

16 February 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was introduced on Monday as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Geert Bourgeois, a Member of the European Parliament and a member of the International Trade Committee, is enthusiastic about her appointment. Geert Bourgeois sees the appointment of …

16 February 2021

The three parties advocating independence from Catalonia together won a majority in the Catalan elections on Sunday 14 February. Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon hopes that the future Catalan government will continue the dialogue with the Spanish government and find solutions to the conflict …

12 February 2021

“The merger of the two ports will make a significant contribution to the recovery of the Flemish economy.” Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon is delighted with the news that the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are joining forces. Antwerp’s mayor Bart De Wever and port alderwoman Annick De Ridder …

10 February 2021

“Flanders is a leader in the circular economy in Europe and wants to support the new action plan in order to achieve the necessary scaling up.” MEP Johan Van Overtveldt reacts to the recycling resolution of the European Parliament. “The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates the importance of strategic …

10 February 2021

The N-VA group chair in the Brussels Parliament, Cieltje Van Achter, questioned the Brussels Environment Minister Alain Maron about the roll-out of the 5G network in Brussels. Cieltje Van Achter insists on a realistic change in the radiation standard. Brussels has a radiation standard of 6 volts …