March 27th, 2018
After coordinating with its partners in the EU and the NATO, Belgium decided to dismiss a member of the diplomatic staff of the Russian mission accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium.
March 15th, 2018
Salisbury case: "I call on the President of the European Council Donald Tusk to coordinate a response from the 28 Member States of the European Union"
I reaffirm our solidarity with the United Kingdom in the Salisbury case.
March 4th, 2018
Prime Minister Charles Michel's response to the "Great Coalition" in Germany: " There is no time to lose! "
Now that the result is clear, we need to move up a gear, there is no time to lose! I am convinced that the German Government can be a driving force for the European project.
February 1st, 2018
Google announces new investment in Belgium
Google announces today, in the presence of Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, a new investment of approximately EUR 250 million to build another data centre on their current site in Saint-Ghislain. The construction brings the total investment in Belgium to EUR 1 billion. Google also unveiled a new solar plant on the land of the data center following a EUR 3 million investment.
December 6th, 2017
Catherine De Bolle is appointed Executive Director of Europol
"Catherine De Bolle is the right person for the job. Her appointment is a recognition of the commitment and professionalism of our police force, which has done a great service to our country in recent years. Europol plays a vital role in keeping our citizens safe. The government believes in closer cooperation between the various police services in Europe. I personally wish her all the best in her new role."
November 23rd, 2017
Joint Statement – Gäichel X
On 23 November 2017, under the joint chairmanship of Prime Ministers Charles Michel and Xavier Bettel, the 10th joint meeting of the Belgian and Luxembourg Governments was held in Brussels. This meeting is in keeping with the well-established tradition of meetings between the two Governments since the first Gäichel meeting which was held on 28 April 2004.
November 8th, 2017
Joint Declaration Benelux Summit: Benelux as sustainable and innovative frontrunner
"We see the Benelux Union as a unique, regional organization that leads by example to find solutions to cross-border issues for the benefit of our countries, citizens and businesses. We emphasize the crucial role of the Benelux in re-enforcing the EU’s internal market. Our goal is to position the Benelux as a sustainable and innovative frontrunner within the EU. With this goal in mind, we have agreed on the following."
October 31st, 2017
“The same rights and duties as any European citizen for Mr. Puigdemont, no more and no less”
The Prime Minister was informed yesterday of the announced presence of Mr. Puigdemont in Belgium.
October 16th, 2017
Meeting between Édouard PHILIPPE and Charles MICHEL
"At the end of this meeting, we decided to engage in more bilateral initiatives designed to strengthen the already strong collaboration between our two countries with regards to safety and justice. "
July 17th, 2017
Programme of events for Belgian National Day 2017
On the occasion of Belgian National Day, on 20 and 21 July the FPS Chancery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Defence, the FPS Home Affairs and the federal and local police, in close cooperation with the Association for the Advancement and Promotion of Brussels, are organising a host of activities for the general public in Brussels. National Day is intended to be a large-scale popular event, offering our fellow citizens the chance to celebrate in the heart of our capital.