March 29th, 2017
UK formally triggered Article 50
“We are in favour of a far-reaching free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. Such an agreement must honour the integrity of the single market and its four liberties. Securing a fair and level playing field is the main objective here, as is providing a clear legal framework. Such an agreement is based on finding a proper balance between rights and obligations.”
March 22nd, 2017
Inauguration of the artwork in memory of the victims of the attacks - "Wounded but Still Standing in Front of the Inconceivable"
Called " Wounded but Still Standing in Front of the Inconceivable", the work is intended to be poetic, and is solely dedicated to the victims.
March 20th, 2017
Belgium a candidate to host the European Medicines Agency
« Hosting this agency in Belgium would give a real boost to our expertise in this field. »
March 16th, 2017
Elections in the Netherlands
"I am very pleased about the Dutch election results. Congratulations, Mark Rutte!"
March 3rd, 2017
General Deconinck, new Force Commander for large UN mission in Mali
Charles Michel: ‘’By entrusting us with the role of Force Commander in one of its most important peace missions, the UN has shown its belief in our armed forces and in our country.It is an honour for Belgium to contribute to the agreement for peace and the reconstruction in Mali by the government, the armed coalition groups Platform and Coordination, and other Malian stakeholders.This contribution, in accordance with the government agreement, demonstrates our will to invest in…
February 3rd, 2017
Benelux vision on the future of Europe
"As founding member states, we are determined to make a success of the EU with 27 member states, building on their joint history and achievements. "
January 30th, 2017
Brexit High Level Group submits report to Prime Minister
On 30 January 2017, the Brexit High Level Group submitted its report to Prime Minister Charles Michel, Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters and State Secretary Piter De Crem.
January 20th, 2017
Investiture of President Donald Trump
The United States is a strong democracy with an intense parliamentary tradition. The expectations of the American people are high. I hope that president Donald Trump will be able to deliver.
January 17th, 2017
Reaction from Charles Michel on Theresa May's plans
Clarity is in the interest of both Europe and the United Kingdom.
January 1st, 2017
Happy new year !