The Belgian Public Prosecutor has warned the Spanish judicial authorities that they would be better to withdraw the European arrest warrant against the former Catalan Minister-President, Carles Puigdemont.
Fouad Belkacem was sentenced, in 2016, to 12 years in prison for being the leader of the terrorist group Sharia4Belgium.

Less than 2 % found positive in driving control

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 15:23
Nearly 48,000 drivers were checked during the "driving weekend without alcohol" carried out by the federal highway police and local police during 12 - 15 January. In total, less than 2% of the people checked were driving under the influence of alcohol.
Between 200 to 250 taxis left from Place Poelaert in Brussels around 10.15 a.m.
On Monday evening, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, called for all parties involved in the Syrian conflict to make progress in substantive negotiations, with the largest possible involvement.
‘‘The original sin is to think that Brussels is made up of two communities: Flemish and French-speaking,” analyses in a Le Soir interview Zakia Khattabi, Co-president of Ecolo, who presents a new model for the Brussels region, which she hopes to see ‘‘daring the regional issue.”
"The confusion some people make between sex work and human trafficking is only making working conditions increasingly deplorable for men and women who do sex work freely,” the UTSOPI collective, which defends the rights of sex workers, said on Monday.
A bust of Léopold II which had been dismantled during the night of Wednesday through to Thursday, by an anti-colonial group, was found on Saturday.
Flanders will officially bid for the 100th edition of the World Road Cycling Championships in 2021, Flemish Sports Minister Philippe Muyters (N-VA) announced on Friday.
The 2017 edition of the annual Plaisirs d’Hiver (Winter Wonders) was a major hit, Brussels City Hall reported on Friday, with more than 2.3 million visitors participating in the December event, held from the 24th of November to the 31st of December.