Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the United Arab Emirates and would like to register with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through the United Arab Emirates as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in the United Arab Emirates current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events. 

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

    19 Apr News item

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Statement by minister Alexander De Croo at the open debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security”

    15 Apr

    Statement by minister Alexander De Croo at the open debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security” in the UN Security Council, New York 15.4.2015

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  • Tolerance is stronger than hatred - Brussels, Palais d’Egmont, 8 May 2015

    13 Apr News item

    As part of its chairmanship of the Council of Europe, Belgium is organizing a high-level conference entitled "Tolerance is stronger than hatred". It will be held in Brussels on 8 May. The 47 Member States of the Council of Europe are invited to this event in order to affirm their position and continue their efforts to promote tolerance and fight against hate speech. Indeed, according to Belgium, living together must be rethought and tolerance must be taught and propagated through education, social relations and the media.

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  • Didier Reynders meets with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow

    10 Apr Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, on a mission to Moscow in the framework of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, met with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov, exactly four months after a first visit in the same capacity.

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