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Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader #Puigdemont

Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader #Puigdemont

| August 7, 2020

A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont (pictured), his lawyer said on Thursday (6 August), write Jorrit Donner-Wittkopf in Brussels and Nathan Allen in Madrid.  Paul Beckaert told Reuters that the Belgian judge in charge of the case had ruled in favor of Puigdemont and Toni Comin, another […]

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UK set to slap #Coronavirus quarantine on travellers from #Belgium

UK set to slap #Coronavirus quarantine on travellers from #Belgium

| August 7, 2020

The British government will slap a quarantine on arrivals from Belgium after a rise in coronavirus cases, the Daily Mail newspaper has reported, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The Mail said ministers are expected to approve the quarantine at a meeting shortly. The transport ministry declined to comment on the report. The United Kingdom has already imposed […]

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Report highlights huge impact of #Coronavirus on Brussels’ hotels

Report highlights huge impact of #Coronavirus on Brussels’ hotels

| August 6, 2020

The pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on hotels in Brussels, according to a new report which says occupancy rates at many are a tiny fraction of this time last year.  The Belgian capital’s hotels have ground to a halt, with tourists staying away from the country which is set to be added to the […]

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Belgium in the front line to reconstruct foreign policy of EU

Belgium in the front line to reconstruct foreign policy of EU

| August 4, 2020

On Thursday, 30 July, a court in Antwerp, Belgium held the second preliminary hearing on the case of Assadollah Assadi, the clerical regime’s diplomat, who, was in the process of carrying out the terrorist bombing of the major gathering of Iranians on 30 June, 2018 in Villepinte, Paris. Along with Assadi, his three accomplices Amir […]

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Commission approves a €50 million Belgian scheme for companies active in the events sector in Flanders and affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves a €50 million Belgian scheme for companies active in the events sector in Flanders and affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 29, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €50 million scheme to support companies active in the Flemish events sector that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020. The objective of the scheme is to provide the necessary financing and […]

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Belgium marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July

Belgium marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July

| July 29, 2020

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), communities across Belgium will come together to pay homage to the work of first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors – identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers. With […]

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Commission approves €35 million Belgian scheme to support potato and ornamental plant growers active in the Flemish region affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €35 million Belgian scheme to support potato and ornamental plant growers active in the Flemish region affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 28, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €35 million Belgian scheme to support companies active in the potato and floricultural primary production sectors in the Flemish region that are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants. Of the […]

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