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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." 
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“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.
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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. "
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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.

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Death of Simone Veil

"We have lost a well-known personality who engaged in multiple progressive political battles. Simone Veil has shaped the course of history."
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The Federal Government continues to push ahead with tightening security and fighting terrorism

Prime Minister Charles Michel has taken note of the interim report on security architecture drafted by the parliamentary committee responsible for investigating the circumstances leading to the terrorist attacks of 22 March 2016.
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"Early Warning System": prevention is better than cure.

"Given the increasing risk of cyberterrorism, vital sectors must be informed quickly about attacks. This allows them to respond adequately to breaches, data theft or the destruction of their systems. This tool will allow companies to bolster the cyber security of their IT infrastructure”.
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The US withdraws from the Paris Agreement: “call for European Unity”

The Federal Government takes note of President Trump’s decision to turn his back on the Paris Agreement and greatly regrets this decision. This is an irresponsible decision that goes against earlier promises.
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The Belgian Government is putting violence against homosexual men in Chechnya on the agenda of the Council of Europe

Prime Minister Charles Michel and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders wish to repeat their extreme concern with regard to information emanating as of last month from international and national organisations on violence committed towards homosexual men in the Republic of Chechnya.
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Transcending polarisation by bringing together the various religions and philosophical convictions

"It is important to encourage an ongoing dialogue between the representatives of recognised religions, the secular world and the Federal State in order to promote and guarantee the sustainability of our fundamental values, and in particular human rights. We had already brought the religions and the secular world around the table in 2015 and 2016. The Memorandum of Understanding for ongoing dialogue is a continuum, a strong signal aimed at fostering the emergence of a society of trust…

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