Press releases and speeches

There are 651 search results found based on the search criteria

No filters have been used. You can refine your search by using the filters below.

refine newstype
refine period:
41-50 from 651 results
  • Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo concerned on the situation in Burundi

    29 Apr

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo follow with concern the situation in Burundi. Last Saturday, Belgium was one of the first countries to call for the respect of the public space and of human rights. Belgium condemns all forms of violence and intimidation against civilians, the political opposition and human rights activists. Those who commit violent acts or human rights violations will be personally held responsible.

    Read more
  • 2,6 million Euros allocated to the Syrian humanitarian crisis

    28 Apr

    Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo agreed to release 2,6 million Euros for the funding of three humanitarian projects supporting Syrian refugees. The humanitarian crisis in Syria enters its fifth year. Almost half of the Syrian population had to leave their homes and more than 3,9 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries.

    Read more
  • Elections in Burundi

    25 Apr

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders took note of the choice of Pierre Nkurunziza as candidate of the CNDD-FDD for the next presidential election in Burundi. Belgium has always insisted that the constitution should be respected. In case of problems of interpretation, the Arusha Agreement, as the cornerstone of peace and democracy in Burundi, should be the reference.

    Read more
  • Belgian contribution for UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

    23 Apr

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders decided to allocate a contribution of € 50.000 for the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    Read more
  • Commemoration of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons, Ypres, 22 April 1915

    23 Apr

    Belgium commemorates the 100th anniversary of the tragic first large-scale use of chemical weapons. This happened on 22 April 1915, during the First World War, near Ypres on the Western Front. Chemical weapons are weapons of mass destruction and inhumane weapons. They kill indiscriminately and without any warning. They cause horrific and lifelong injuries.

    Read more
  • Speech of Minister Reynders for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    23 Apr

    Speech of Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, 22 April)

    Read more
  • The Council of Europe, today

    20 Apr

    “Economic and social rights, (…) issues that are absolutely vital, especially with the economic crisis” says Belgian human rights specialist Olivier De Schutter. In a few words, he reminds of the Council of Europe’s role and insists on the importance of the European Court of Human Rights. He shares with us the challenges the Court faces: the fast enlargement of the Council of Europe, growing differences between Member States, the lack of visibility of economic and social rights and the importance to connect the European Union to the Council of Europe.

    Read more
  • The Council of Europe, today

    20 Apr

    “Economic and social rights, (…) issues that are absolutely vital, especially with the economic crisis” says Belgian human rights specialist Olivier De Schutter. In a few words, he reminds of the Council of Europe’s role and insists on the importance of the European Court of Human Rights. He shares with us the challenges the Court faces: the fast enlargement of the Council of Europe, growing differences between Member States, the lack of visibility of economic and social rights and the importance to connect the European Union to the Council of Europe.

    Read more
  • Made in misery: Ethics in the garment industry after Rana Plaza

    19 Apr

    1138 Bangladeshi workers were found dead between loads of garments destined for the European and American markets after the six-floor Rana Plaza complex in the industrial outskirts of Dhaka collapsed on 24 April 2013. Asia's largest industrial catastrophe – after Bhopal – did not only disclose construction shortcomings but also the race to the bottom in the garment sector, which this time led to a deadly finish. Meanwhile, we are two years later. How have authorities, businesses, trade unions and NGOs responded? Does the consumer have any sustainable alternatives? All the answers in the dedicated brochure that BTC has recently published.

    Read more
  • Didier Reynders pleased with Belgium’s faster transposition of EU directives

    17 Apr

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased with the faster transposition of EU directives into Belgian legislation. From May till November 2014, there was a delay in the transposition of 0.7% of the directives, while the European Commission authorizes a delay of maximum 1%. Belgium has made serious efforts and equals its best result obtained in 2010. At that time our country held the Presidency of the European Union.

    Read more
41-50 from 651 results