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18 November 2022

Prime Minister De Croo and several federal ministers did not shy away from serious words to express our continued support for Ukraine. Internationally, however, people have long known better: Belgium is making only a minimal effort to give the besieged country much-needed military support. Worse …

16 November 2022

The budget for asylum reception is once again breaking all records. Compared to the initial 2022 budget, the federal asylum agency Fedasil will receive almost EUR 50 million more. It can no longer go on like this, says MP Theo Francken. “Asylum reception facilities are completely full, hundreds of …

10 November 2022

The OECD will evaluate Belgium’s coronavirus policy. That evaluation is welcome, says MP Frieda Gijbels, but it comes far too late. “The N-VA has been asking for a critical evaluation of the approach since the first wave of the coronavirus. And why does this now have to be done through the OECD, …

9 November 2022

Quite simply ignored. That’s what the Brussels government and the Common Community Commission did regarding the letter Flemish minister for Brussels Dalle sent them following the Brussels Vice-Governor’s dramatic annual report on compliance with the language law by local Brussels authorities …

8 November 2022

MP Theo Francken was today appointed by the NATO Parliament as rapporteur for the Middle East and the Mediterranean. That means he can coordinate meetings on the region and will have an important voice in the NATO debate on the area. Turkey’s dissenting vote was notable; however, it was …

7 November 2022

As part of the international climate conference in Egypt, developing countries are asking for “climate reparations” from the West. MEP Assita Kanko is “absolutely against it”, as she said in the TV programme De Afspraak. “This will set the door ajar to paying in the near future for everything from …