The Summit last week adopted conclusions on security and defense, social dimension, education and culture, climate change, and Jerusalem but not on migration policy although the issue was on the agenda. The discussion which was described as frank and sober focused on refugee allocation quotas, an issue where member states…
Prime Minister Charles Michel requested that the issue of status of Jerusalem should be addressed at the European Summit that took place in Brussels yesterday, following president Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

E-commerce in Europe stable since 2014

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:00
Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the EU and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. In Belgium web sales were used by 21 % of the enterprises.

British expats in Brussels protest Brexit

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:19
British expats living in Brussels faced a snowy Brussels on Monday to protest the British exit from the European Union.
Deposed Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he would “run the risk” of going back to Spain if he won the election in Catalonia on the 21st of December next, the Spanish daily, La Vanguardia, reported.
Prime Minister Charles Michel hopes that forthcoming negotiations to determine the future relation between the EU and the United Kingdom will lead to a “CETA plus plus,” he explained Monday to Parliament at an advisory committee on European matters.
In response to an European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides, the Commission announced today that it would present a legislative proposal in 2018 to further increase the transparency and quality of studies used in the scientific assessment of substances.
The conclusion of a compromise over the Brexit has raised “a new sense of optimism” in the ongoing negotiations towards a trade market deal between London and Brussels, British Prime Minister Theresa May believes.
The meeting between Israel´s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini started Monday morning in a good atmosphere with both sides saying the right things but ended apparently in disagreement.
Twenty-five European countries have launched a Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) mechanism in Brussels, paving the way for the creation of a European Security and Defence Union.