April 22nd, 2015
Federal Government pledges to play active role in EU action plan for the Mediterranean
Following the massive losses of life in the Mediterranean over recent weeks, the Member States of the European Union vowed to take immediate practical steps to deal with the situation. In this light, a 10‑point action plan was presented by the European Commission, with the items listed there falling into three groups of priorities: the fight to combat human trafficking, responsibility for international protection, and border surveillance and search and rescue.
April 22nd, 2015
Meeting with the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
March 24th, 2015
Plane crash in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence, France: Belgium offers to help in any way possible
“This is a terrible tragedy. On behalf of the Belgian government, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this accident,” says Charles Michel. “Tens of families have been plunged into mourning by this air disaster, and Belgium mourns with them in these dark times.”
March 9th, 2015
Threat assessment: the government remains vigilant and determined.
The National Security Council met on Monday, 9 March. The Council meets once a month and is chaired by Prime Minister Charles Michel.
March 4th, 2015
The Netherlands and Belgium united in the fight against terrorism
The Netherlands and Belgium are going to step up their cooperation in relation to defence matters, the fight against terrorism, their embassies, security and energy – such was the outcome of the latest round of the Thalassa talks between the Dutch and Belgian governments.