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  • "The United Nations is needed more than ever"

    24 Oct

    United Nations Day, 24 October 2014 Since 1947, the United Nations Day commemorates the entry into force in 1945 of the Charter of the United Nations, the founding document of the international organisation. Belgium was one of the first countries to sign the Charter and remains a staunch defender of the principles of multilateralism.

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  • Discover the results of Belgium’s European policy in the DGE 2013 Annual Report!

    24 Oct

    The Annual Report of the Directorate-General for European Affairs & Coordination (DGE) on the activities of the European Union* was submitted to the Federal Parliament in mid-April 2014 and is now available online and in hard copy print.

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  • The United Nations on the Grand-Place

    24 Oct

    United Nations Day will take place this Sunday 26 October from 11 am till 5 pm at the Grand-Place in Brussels.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns the attack in Ottawa and expresses his condolences

    23 Oct

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders abhors the terrorist attack which cost the life to a Canadian soldier yesterday in Ottawa. He expresses his condolences to the relatives and friends of the victim and to the Canadian government.

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  • Alexander De Croo wants to put more emphasis on strengthening SMEs in the South

    23 Oct

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo wants the Belgian Development Cooperation to grant in the forthcoming years particular attention to support the private sector locally in the South. He said this today at a seminar organized by the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO). This seminar focused on the investment and business climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes positive developments in Colombian Peace Process

    22 Oct

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met with President Santos and the High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo in Bogotá to assess the peace negotiations and the post-conflict perspective. He encouraged the Colombian government in its efforts towards a peace deal with the revolutionary forces and wished the Colombian government success in the final phase of the ongoing peace talks in La Havana (Cuba) on victim-related aspects.

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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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