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  • Departure of employee Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels not connected to search notice

    28 Nov Press release

    In the last week, the Belgian media published articles about the son of an employee of the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels, who was visible on a search notice of November 15th of the Brussels police. The FPS Foreign Affairs confirms that the term of the employee at the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels, limited to four years, was already finished in July 2014. As a consequence, he was expected to leave the country several months ago. The departure of the Embassy employee, therefore, has no connection with the publication of the search warrant.

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  • Singapore and Belgium share a similar vision on international relations

    28 Nov Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is in Singapore for the Belgian Economic Mission headed by HRH Princess Astrid. He met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister of Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam and Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and discussed the bilateral relations between Belgium and Singapore, current issues of geopolitical interest – especially the fight against extremism –, regional integration in Southeast Asia and the similarities between Singapore and Belgium as a regional hub.

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  • Marckx’ case: European Court of Human Rights has an impact on your daily life…

    26 Nov News item

    "As a ten months old baby I institute legal proceedings against Belgium", those were the terms that Paula Marckx addressed in 1974 to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Marckx, a deliberately single mother, considered it unacceptable not to be not recognized as the legitimate mother of her daughter Alexandra. The Strasbourg Court agreed: discrimination between "natural children" and "legitimate children" disappeared from the Belgian codes and from those of many other European countries. In this video, Paula Marckx and the protagonists of the European Court explain how judgments of Strasbourg have an impact on the daily lives of every European. This recognition is one of the points of interest of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.

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  • Didier Reynders deepens relations between Malaysia and Belgium

    25 Nov Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met with Prime Minister Sri Mohd Najib and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin during the Belgian Economic Mission headed by HRH Princess Astrid. The Ministers discussed the bilateral relations between Belgium and Malaysia, several current issues of geopolitical interest, as well as regional integration in Southeast Asia.

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  • International Day on Ending Violence against Women

    25 Nov Press release

    Council of Europe response. Statement by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

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