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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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  • 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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