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).
The controversial practice of aiming to convert gays and lesbians to become heterosexual should be made illegal in Belgium, according to the federal secretary of state for equal opportunities, Zuhal Demir (N-VA).
Prime Minister Charles Michel evokes a “downside’’ of the “gigantic’’ creation of job vacancies: “We have a serious shortage problem in certain trades,’’ affirmed the liberal in an interview granted to Le Soir Saturday.
SP.A launched Sunday an “SOS Klimaat’’ petition (SOS Climate) including three demands, among which the immediate closure of the nuclear reactor Doel 1.
US president Donald Trump has named his appointment as US ambassador to Belgium, a post which has remained vacant since Trump’s inauguration at the beginning of 2017.
Federal justice minister Koen Geens (photo) has approved a record budget for the State Security, according to a report from financial daily De Tijd.