July 16th, 2018
Programme of events for Belgian National Day 2018
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.
July 3rd, 2018
Prime Minister Charles Michel meeting with Mr. Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
"I have an obsession: jobs in Belgium! We must look for growth where it is: ensure an international and European foothold.”
June 11th, 2018
Belgium’s election to the Security Council: Belgian credibility rewarded!
"This excellent result is a reward for nearly 4 years of diplomatic efforts, at all levels. This election reaffirms the credibility, efficiency and professionalism of our diplomacy, which succeeded in convincing no fewer than 181 Member States to give us their vote. Convincing them that we are a serious candidate. Convincing them that we are ready to assume our international responsibilities again."
June 5th, 2018
For the UN Security Council – Charles Michel: "We are ready!"
"It is in our DNA to build bridges and find solutions that satisfy all parties. It is in this spirit that we want to find constructive and innovative solutions to reduce tensions in a number of current international issues, such as the Iranian nuclear issue, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tensions between Russia and the West, to name but a few."
May 15th, 2018
Violence in the Gaza Strip
Reaction of Prime Minister Charles Michel and of Vice-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. "We call on the United Nations to conduct an international investigation"
April 27th, 2018
An international, English-speaking commercial court in Brussels
Following a joint initiative by the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Koen Geens, today's Council of Ministers approved the draft bill, during its second reading, to create an international, English-speaking commercial court in Brussels. This court, to be called the Brussels International Business Court (BIBC), will deal with international commercial disputes between companies. Until now, companies wishing to deal with a dispute in English had to go to London or to private arbitration.…
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.