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  • Congolese entrepreneur wins Prize for Corporate Governance

    30 Sep

    On June 21st 2014, the Congolese entrepreneur Philemon Kivuvu Musul, owner of CAMALCO ltd, was award the biannual Prize for Corporate Governance in DR Congo.

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  • Didier Reynders reaffirms Belgium's support to the International Committee of the Red Cross

    30 Sep

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer. They spoke about the multiple humanitarian crises in several regions of the world: Iraq & Syria, Central African Republic, Great Lakes and Gaza, as well as the Ebola epidemic.

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  • The Egmont Institute moves

    17 Sep

    The Egmont Institute recently moved to the buildings of the Belgian Foreign Affairs, located at 24 Rue des Petits Carmes. What is it about? It is an independent think tank where Belgian and foreign experts research on interdisciplinary issues. It offers analyses, as well as the most operationally possible international political options. The Egmont Institute is also well-known for its seminaries, lectures and publications on various subjects. This independent foundation is financed by the Belgian Foreign Affairs.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns the criminal act against the Anderlecht synagogue

    16 Sep

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Didier Reynders condemns land appropriation around Bethlehem

    03 Sep

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just as High Representative Catherine Ashton, condemns the appropriation of 400 acres of land around Bethlehem announced by the Israeli government.

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  • Didier Reynders congratulates Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini

    31 Aug

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders warmly congratulates Donald Tusk on his election as President of the European Council and Federica Mogherini on her appointment as High Representative of the EU's Foreign and Security Policy. The Minister wishes them every success in their duties for the benefit of Member States and all European citizens. Didier Reynders assures the High Representative that she can count on the staunch support of the Belgian diplomacy in her leadership of the European External Action Service.

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