A movement called “Refugee Party’’ was presented Monday in Brussels. Launched by fifteen citizens, among whom refugees, it intends to act in favor of a more humane policy in matters of asylum and migration.
Secretary of State for Poverty Reduction, Zuhal Demir, launched Monday, in collaboration with the national lottery, an appeal for projects making it easier for persons in the situation of poverty to accede to sports and culture.
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have decided to increase their cooperation to develop national energy and climate policies, declared Monday Belgian Minister of Energy, Marie-Christine Marghem, on behalf of the three countries, at a European Ministers for Energy summit.
The N-VA is losing ground in Flanders, according to an Ipsos poll requested by RTL-TVi, Le Soir, VTM and Het Laatste Nieuws.

Belgium joins UN Security Council

Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:20
Belgium was yesterday voted on to a seat on the Security Council of the United Nations, for a period of two years.
Despite the current tensions between Europe and the United States, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said in New York on Thursday that he was satisfied at having been able to meet with U.S. Permanent U.N. Representative Nikki Haley.

34 Syrian refugees land at Zaventem

Friday, 08 June 2018 10:09
We have grown used to horrific images of refugees from Syria risking – and losing – their lives fleeing their war-torn country, but Thursday’s arrival of 34 Syrian refugees in Belgium presented a quite different picture.
A ban introduced in Flanders to limit ritual slaughter – killing animals without stunning them first – has been declared lawful by the European Court of Justice.
Several socialist deputies submitted a law proposal aiming to set the gross minimum wage at 14.87 euros per hour.
The Brussels region should follow the example of Flanders, with a deposit on the use of plastic containers for water, soft drinks and the like, according to regional secretary of state Bianca Debaets (CD&V).