The signature by Belgium of the United Nations pact on migration, promised to the assembly by prime minister Charles Michel in New York in September, looked to be in jeopardy this week as the coalition party N-VA threatened not to back the proposal to sign.
Filip Dewinter, parliamentary leader of the far-right Vlaams Belang, has denied regular meetings with a man suspected of being a Chinese spy.
For the first time ever, a Communist political party has joined a majority coalition in a Belgian municipality.
Two members of a police motorcycle escort accompanying prime minister Charles Michel and his British counterpart Theresa May were injured yesterday when a car ran into the motorcade in what was later described as “an unfortunate accident”.
Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt (N-VA) places at the government’s table a major reform of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), providing fewer mandates, more women and a decrease in wages at the Institution, L'Echo and De Tijd report Thursday.
Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois is to hold talks with representatives of Open VLD and his own party N-VA in East Flanders, to try to settle a dispute over the nomination of a new governor of the province.
On Monday, the new President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, visited Antwerp’s Diamond Quarter.
The nomination of former minister Steven Vanackere as a director of the steering council of the National Bank (BNB) has caused complaints among government coalition parties, and within Vanackere’s own CD&V party itself.
Wallonia does not exclude suspending licences for exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia if the country’s government is found to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The death has been announced of former journalist Hugo Ridder at the age of 86.