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7 July 2021

“Von der Leyen’s stern tone is no exaggeration, but Orban’s terrible ‘anti-gay’ law is.” MEP Assita Kanko hopes that Hungarian President Viktor Orban will be prompted by Europe’s condemnation to reverse his anti-LGBT+ law. The N-VA delegation will certainly vote on Wednesday in favour of the …

2 July 2021

On Thursday, the Vivaldi majority voted for a resolution proposing to hand over the Belgian decision-making power on the deployment of our soldiers in war zones worldwide to the new European Defence Council, which is to be set up. N-VA MPs Theo Francken, Peter Buysrogge and Darya Safai respond with …

1 July 2021

The city of Brussels wants to open an injection room at the end of this year. In addition, the Brussels-Capital Region intends to open a major new drug centre. “This is very problematic,” Brussels MP Mathias Vanden Borre says. “There is far too little dissuasion and repression.” According to …

30 June 2021

The Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs approved the resolution of N-VA MP Koen Metsu recognising the genocide against the Yazidi by Islamic State. “That is a very important step in the collective healing process of the Yazidi community,” Koen Metsu says. The approval means that the …

30 June 2021

“Obtaining Belgian nationality is the culmination of a successful civic integration programme and process.” MPs Theo Francken, Yoleen Van Camp and Darya Safai want Belgian citizenship not to be granted to those who have been sentenced to a custodial sentence of six months or more with or without …

28 June 2021

After eight months of silence, the special Parliamentary Committee on the Colonial Past will meet again on Monday. The original deadline of 17 July seems unfeasible. The government therefore wishes to extend the committee’s mandate. N-VA MP Tomas Roggeman had warned about this. “The mission of this …