Prime Minister Charles Michel (MR) has received a report that criticises the “insufficient” security at his 16 Rue de la Loi office and Lambermont, De Tijd reported on Saturday. The report, drawn up by Federal police, says it is far too easy for people with malicious intentions to enter these official buildings. 16 Rue de la Loi is the Belgian political nerve centre.
Over the next few weeks, there will be huge modifications to security at these two buildings – although the exact nature has not been revealed as a precaution.
Ocam (Organisation for the Coordination of threat analysis) has also reduced the threat level to the Prime Minister, lowering it from 3 to 2+. This means Charles Michel no longer needs to be accompanied by expensive State security bodyguards. The Prime Minister is said to be uneasy with the decision, as he feels under threat, claims De Tijd. It added he has therefore decided to pay for his bodyguards himself.