Post Tagged with: "Belgium"

Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

November 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (L) and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy (R) arrive ahead of the start of the meeting on the second day of an EU summit meeting, Friday 20 October 2017, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) The prime ministers of Spain […]

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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, four ex-ministers due in Belgian Court Nov. 17

November 6, 2017 12:15 am
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, four ex-ministers due in Belgian Court Nov. 17

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from video in Brussels, Belgium, November 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Ousted president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and four former ministers are due to appear later this month in a Belgian court, which is hearing the case for […]

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Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

November 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

A Belgian judge has conditionally released Catalonia’s sacked president, Carles Puigdemont, and four ex-ministers, after they turned themselves to police in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain over “rebellion” plots. The five Catalan politicians fled to Belgium after Spanish authorities removed them from office in late October. They were […]

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Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

October 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

The file photo shows La Hague factory, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant of French nuclear group Areva. (Photo by AFP) International experts have warned about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants, which make them vulnerable to attacks by terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. In a report commissioned by […]

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Dutch and Belgian police investigators search for eggs contaminated with fipronil

August 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Dutch and Belgian police investigators search for eggs contaminated with fipronil

This photo taken on August 8, 2017 in Merkplas shows eggs for sale at a food warehouse, during investigations into contaminated eggs in northern Belgium. (Photo by AFP) Dutch and Belgian police investigators have arrested two suspects and conducted coordinated raids as part of a probe into the illegal use […]

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Belgium officials ‘knew of’ potentially contaminated eggs

August 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Belgium officials ‘knew of’ potentially contaminated eggs

A photo taken on July 27, 2017 shows eggs in crates at a farm in Doornenburg, the Netherlands. (By AFP) Food safety officials in Belgium have added a twist to a scandal involving potentially contaminated eggs in the Belgian market by acknowledging that they knew about the issue. “We knew […]

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European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

July 19, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

First Vice-President of the European Union Commission Frans Timmermans talks to the media about the situation in Poland at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The EU warned Poland’s right-wing government Wednesday to suspend controversial court reforms or risk unprecedented sanctions, sharply […]

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UK Brexit minister David Davis sparks debate by leaving EU talks early

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
UK Brexit minister David Davis sparks debate by leaving EU talks early

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (Photo by AFP) UK Brexit minister David Davis has come under fire for heading back to his country only hours after beginning the second round of negotiations with the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium. Labour said […]

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Belgium must withdraw frigates off Libya: Minister

July 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Belgium must withdraw frigates off Libya: Minister

Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum Policy, Migration and Administrative Simplification Theo Francken arrives ahead of a Minister’s council meeting of the Federal Government in Brussels on March 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because […]

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European Court of Human Rights upholds ban on full-face Muslim veils in Belgium

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
European Court of Human Rights upholds ban on full-face Muslim veils in Belgium

The undated photo shows Muslim women on their way to the opening ceremony for the Islamic cemetery in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by AP) The European Court of Human Rights has struck down a case filed by Muslim women protesting Belgium’s ban on full-face veils such as niqabs in public. In its […]

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