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9 February 2021

“The EU should take a package of measures to punish Putin’s kleptocracy rather than placate him.” MEP Assita Kanko has serious questions about Josep Borrell’s capacity as the EU High Representative after a controversial visit to Russia. “Borrell’s diplomatic beginner’s mistakes during this trip are …

5 February 2021

The severe condemnation of an Iranian diplomat for a foiled terrorist attack is a powerful signal, but now politics must also do its job, according to the N-VA. “The judge only ruled on the role of the executors, but not on the liability of the client: the Iranian regime. That is now the job of …

5 February 2021

The purple-green federal government’s promised pandemic law is still a long time coming. The N-VA questioned the government about the announced pandemic law. It is demanding that the draft law be submitted to the Chamber of Representatives by 15 February at the latest. “For the Prime Minister to …

3 February 2021

Flemish ministers Zuhal Demir and Ben Weyts are pleased with the justified recognition of Flanders as a cycling region with the UCI “Bike Region Label”. On 4 February 2021, the management committee of the UCI (Union Cycliste International) announced that Flanders will receive the UCI Bike Region …

3 February 2021

Brussels is the only Belgian region that does not have a ban on unsedated slaughter. “When I heard the Ecolo party in the Brussels Parliament today, and Minister Clerfayt admitted that the Brussels government still has no position on this issue, it is clear that this Brussels government still does …

3 February 2021

Flemish energy consumers will have to cough up an extra EUR 774 million between now and 2030. At the end of last year, the Federal Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten quietly increased the contribution for offshore wind farms by no less than 30%. In doing so, she is thwarting the policy of …