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  • Didier Reynders condemns the criminal act against the Anderlecht synagogue

    16 Sep Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the criminal act which targeted the Anderlecht synagogue at dawn today. The prosecution shall identify the perpetrators and determine the motives. In any case, Belgium will not tolerate anti-Semitism in its midst. The Belgian authorities will fight with civil society the causes and manifestations of anti-Semitism. The reality and vividness of anti-Semitism today should be acknowledged.

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  • Didier Reynders about the murder of David Haines and the Paris conference on Iraq

    14 Sep Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is, like High Representative Catherine Ashton, outraged by the terrible murder of British hostage David Haines by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Minister extends his condolences to the family and friends of this aid worker who has done so much for civilians in Syria and the region.

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  • Didier Reynders calls on Russia to release Estonian police officer

    13 Sep Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just as High Representative Catherine Ashton, is concerned about the abducation of an Estonian police officer by Russian security forces on Estonian territory. Such action runs against international law and the principle of inviolability of borders. Didier Reynders calls on the Russian authorities to release Eston Kohver immediately.

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  • Didier Reynders wishes European Commission new team success

    12 Sep Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker for the announcement on 10 September of the portfolios of the next European Commission. The new team will appear in hearings before the European Parliament in the coming weeks.

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  • Didier Reynders outraged by barbaric acts perpetrated by ISIS in Iraq

    03 Sep Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders is outraged by reports from Iraq about the terrible killings of civilians and execution of journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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