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  • Didier Reynders welcomes the Action Plan between the Council of Europe and Ukraine 2015-2017

    22 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, welcomes the approval yesterday by the Committee of Ministers of the Action Plan elaborated between the Council of Europe and Ukraine for the period 2015-2017.

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  • Didier Reynders concerned on violent demonstrations in Kinshasa

    20 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders noted with concern the violent demonstrations that took place in Kinshasa and in other cities of the country, on the occasion of the adoption by the Parliament of the new electoral law. The Minister calls on all parties for calm and restraint.

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  • B-FAST mission stays one month longer in Guinea

    19 Jan

    The B-FAST Coordination Council last week decided to prolong the mission of the B-FAST team in Guinea with one month. On 18 January, a second team traveled to Guinea to take over from the first team, that is there since 20 December and that will return back to Belgium in a few days. The team operates in good logistical and security conditions, and has an excellent cooperation with the local authorities.

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  • Speech by Minister Reynders on the priorities of the Belgian diplomacy

    16 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders received on 16 January the diplomatic corps (bilateral embassies in Brussels).

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  • Launch of the European Year for Development in Brussels, on January 17

    14 Jan

    On January 17, the European Year for Development (EYD) will be launched in Brussels. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", 2015 will become a special year, in which the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the European public. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo underlines the importance of increasing support in Belgium and Europe for the development agenda.

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  • 2015-2024, International Decade for People of African Descent

    12 Jan

    The United Nations have proclaimed 2015-2024 as the decade dedicated to people of African descent. These people's rights are too often denied, with many having little or no access to education and social security.

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  • Launch of the European Year for Development in Riga

    09 Jan

    Today, on 9 January, the European Year for Development (EYD) is launched in Riga, Latvia. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", 2015 will become a special year, in which the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the European public. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo underlines the importance of increasing support in Belgium and Europe for the development agenda.

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  • Joint visit of Deputy Prime Ministers Reynders and De Croo to Rwanda

    08 Jan

    On Thursday 8 January in Kigali, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo agreed with the Rwandan authorities to establish a permanent political dialogue to strengthen bilateral relations and to build a mature and stable friendship. Such a permanent dialogue will make better consultations possible on issues such as the political space, the role of civil society, freedom of expression and pluralism.

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  • Basic Generic Training - BGT - Call for applications

    08 Jan

    The EU has several tools at its disposal for the implementation of its Foreign Policy. The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is one of these tools. Since 2003 the EU conducts in the CSDP-framework, several civilian crisis management missions in various unstable crisis area’s worldwide. The BGT training on Civilian Crisis Management (CCM) is a two-week course offering a general introduction and preparation for possible employment in a CCM mission of the EU, UN, OSCE. It is a pre-requisite for any civilian expert being seconded to a field mission. This integrated training is organized twice a year jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Egmont Institute, with the support of the Belgian Federal Police and the Ministry of Justice and is in line with EU training standards. The next training will take place from 23 March to 3 April 2015 in Brussels.

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  • Joint visit to Burundi of Deputy Prime Ministers Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo

    08 Jan

    In Bujumbura on Wednesday 7 January, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo jointly met with President Nkurunziza and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation Kavakure, as well as with representatives of civil society and the business community. They also had separate meetings and visits: Didier Reynders met with the Independent National Electoral Commission, political parties and an association of journalists, Alexander De Croo had a meeting with the ministers responsible for priority sectors (health, education, agriculture) and visited projects of the Belgian development cooperation.

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