Belgium received 14,035 applications from first-time asylum seekers in 2017, which was 215 fewer than the preceding year, according to figures released on Tuesday by the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has every confidence in European justice, and particularly in the Belgian one, he said Sunday during a press conference in Geneva, where he was visiting.
The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) reached agreement on Monday on the terms of a transition period during which London will no longer participate in the EU decision-making process, the EU’s Chief negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, Michel Barnier, said on Monday.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, indicated on Monday that the European Union must place pressure upon Russia.
The European Parliament’s budgetary control committee will investigate the appointment of Martin Selmayr as new secretary general of the European Commission.
The Kurdish enclace Afrin fell on Sunday to Turkish-led forces and the Turkish flag was seen flying over Afrin.

Erasmus+ programme makes digital shift

Friday, 16 March 2018 12:29
With debates and online courses, the European Commission is declaring a digital turning point for its already successful Erasmus+ programme.
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, recently announced new initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Kazakhstan’s citizens. The President presented his “Five Social Initiatives” at a joint session of the two chambers of the Kazakh parliament earlier this month.
The Christian trade union (the “ACV”) asserted on Wednesday, in a communiqué, that Belgian Customs is lagging behind regarding the anticipation of the consequences of United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.
The European Commission does not yet have sufficient information from the Belgian Government on what exactly it intends to include in its Investment Pact, in view of a green light from Europe, indicated the Deputy Director General of the Economy and Finance Department of the Community Executive, the Belgian Servaas…