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Chinese New Year celebration in Brussels – #Huawei ‘more committed to Europe than ever’

Chinese New Year celebration in Brussels – #Huawei ‘more committed to Europe than ever’

| February 5, 2020

More than 450 policymakers and representatives of business and industry gathered at the Concert Noble in Brussels on 4 February to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to join in Huawei’s #20in2020 celebrations. This is the 20th year that Huawei has been operating in Europe and the festivities at its Chinese New Year Celebration fully embraced the #20in2020 anniversary, featuring the […]

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The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

| January 14, 2020

In April of this year, the eight people making up the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) pondered a familiar problem. It was a new year, but the task laid before the CCF was one they were acutely familiar with. They had been asked to consider a diffusion request from the National Central […]

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‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

| December 2, 2019

At its annual parade in March, the carnival of Aalst, a city located 20 km west of Brussels, displayed giant puppets depicting Orthodox Jews with hooked noses standing on chests of money surrounded by rats, writes  Yossi Lempkowicz. Now, Aalst has decided to pull its annual carnival from the UNESCO ahead of a meeting later […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

| October 12, 2019

Belgian bartenders have joined forces to organize a two-week cocktail festival across the country from 14-31 October, writes Martin Banks. The aim is to show that drinking a good (non) alcoholic cocktail in a cocktail bar can be fun for everyone. But there’s a more serious side to the event too: all the participating bars […]

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#Kazakhstan ‘should not be source of competition’ with East and West Europe

#Kazakhstan ‘should not be source of competition’ with East and West Europe

| October 11, 2019

Kazakhstan and central Asia should not be the source of a “competition” between East and West Europe, a conference in Brussels was told. The comments, by a senior EU official, come amid concerns that oil-rich countries such as Kazakhstan may be tempted to move towards the east, namely Russia, or Europe and the west in […]

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Belgium ‘important’ European partner to #Kazakhstan, Brussels meeting hears

Belgium ‘important’ European partner to #Kazakhstan, Brussels meeting hears

| October 10, 2019

Belgium is one of  Europe’s “important” political and economic partners for Kazakhstan, a meeting in Brussels was told. It was told that relations between the two countries are developing in a spirit of “mutual trust and respect”. This was one of the messages to emerge from the round table, ‘Kazakhstan-Belgium: Prospects for Trade, Economic and Investment Co-operation’, […]

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