Tag: Belgium

#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

| March 25, 2019

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other’s democratic track record, Germany and Belgium have said, in an attempt to beef up the bloc’s defences against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles, write Gabriela Baczynska and Peter Maushagen. The proposal, made at a meeting of EU ministers, coincides with high-profile EU investigations against […]

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#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

| February 12, 2019

In view of the Virginia (US) governor blackface controversy, Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It is time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

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#Brussels – More international than Belgian?

#Brussels – More international than Belgian?

| December 18, 2018

Starting this week and throughout 2019, TV5 Monde, the international French television station, will be broadcasting a reportage about Brussels, designed to understand if the city is more international than Belgian, writes Martin Banks. The aim is to highlight the unique international character of Belgium’s capital. The reportage premiered on 17 December and will continue to be […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Belgian police shoot suspect in #Brussels after knife attack

Belgian police shoot suspect in #Brussels after knife attack

| September 19, 2018

Belgian police said they shot and seriously injured a man who attacked them with a knife after he was found sleeping rough near a centre for asylum seekers in Brussels on Monday (17 September), writes Daphne Psaledakis. Two police officers approached two sleeping men and asked them to move on. One then pulled out a […]

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