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  • Suez Canal: Pharaonic work for two Belgian groups

    21 Oct

    Two Belgian companies specialized in dredging (DEME and the Jan De Nul Group) recently obtained the contract for extension and deepening of the Suez Canal. The first company will be in charge of dredging to deepen and widen the west side of the Canal. The second one will be responsible for the construction of the second Suez Canal, in parallel to the actual one. These construction works aim to improve traffic flow. A great project for our Belgian companies!

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  • New Belgian Business Club in Sydney

    21 Oct

    In collaboration with the economic attachés of the regions, our embassy in Canberra has recently taken the initiative to create a “Belgian Business Club”. The main purpose of this club is to stimulate contacts between the Belgian companies in the Sydney area. About 40 companies from various sectors (food production, pharmaceutical industry, tourism, construction, services, etc.) were present at its first networking reception.

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  • Conference "Gender mainstreaming in education. Moving beyond theory, Sharing practical insights"

    20 Oct

    Educaid.be cordially invites you to its fourth annual conference: "Gender mainstreaming in education. Moving beyond theory, Sharing practical insights" (Brussels, 25 November 2014).

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  • Belgian economic mission to Colombia

    17 Oct

    Belgian economic mission to Colombia (18-22 October 2014).

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  • Didier Reynders about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    15 Oct

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders visited Rome on 14-15 October 2014 for an informal meeting of the trade ministers of the European Union.

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  • Official visit of the Prime Minister of Vietnam

    13 Oct

    Prime Minister Charles Michel and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met today at the Egmont Palace with the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

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  • Minister Reynders on European and World Day against Death Penalty

    10 Oct

    On the occasion of the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders underlines the Belgian commitment to the abolition of the death penalty. Together with the EU and other countries, Belgium remains committed to the fight against the death penalty. It is a long-term endeavour on several fronts.

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  • Belgians abroad

    07 Oct

    The number of Belgians living abroad reached the record of 406.288 (September 2014). This represents an increase of 37% in 10 years. Our border countries (and France ahead with 26,3%) are among the most popular destinations for our Belgian citizens. Work, but also relationships and lifestyles constitute the main reasons of these expatriations.

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  • Didier Reynders about the murder of Alan Henning in Iraq

    04 Oct

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is outraged, like the High Representative of the European Union, by the disgusting murder of British hostage Alan Henning by the terrorist and extremist organisation "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL). The Minister extends his condolences to the family and friends of this aid worker who has done so much for civilians in Syria and the region, just like his compatriot David Haines who suffered the same fate on 14 September.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns decision to approve construction of 2,610 homes in Givat HaMatos

    04 Oct

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, like the High Representative of the European Union Cathy Ashton, condemns the Israeli authorities' decision to approve the building plans of 2,610 homes in Givat HaMatos. This announcement represents a direct threat to the two-state solution and the vocation of Jerusalem to be the capital of both states. If this decision stood, doubt would be cast on Israel's commitment to a negotiated solution with the Palestinians.

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