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News Belgium » Politics: Belgian minister says Afghan shot at station not radicalized

News channel or source: https://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2018/01/24/belgian-minister-says-afghan-shot-at-station-not-radicalized-n2438907
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's interior minister says a man with a knife shot by police in a Ghent train station was an Afghan refugee with mental problems and was not a known extremist. Jan Jambon told broadcaster RTBF Wednesday that "there is no link to any ...

News Belgium » Politics: Belgium in Uproar Over Torture of Sudanese It Deported

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/world/europe/belgium-sudan-theo-francken.html
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

... migrants late last year — several of whom say they were tortured when they went back home — has roiled Belgium’s politics, reflecting not only the fraught migration debate in Western Europe but also the divisions that have made the country ...

News Belgium » Politics: Brief: EU updates tax haven blacklist and Belgium debates migrant law

News channel or source: http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/23/brief-eu-updates-tax-haven-blacklist-and-belgium-debates-migrant-law
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

a roundup of the top stories from the EU’s de facto political capital. In this edition, EU finance ministers remove eight countries from a controversial tax haven blacklist – but critics want more transparency in the process. The Belgian parliament ...

News Belgium » Politics: Catalonia: An intense political agenda until the end of January - Natixis

News channel or source: https://www.fxstreet.com/news/catalonia-an-intense-political-agenda-until-the-end-of-january-natixis-201801231130
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

This is a major issue since he fled to Belgium to avoid being arrested in Spain as part ... Such an extreme situation might become dangerous for the political stability of the Spanish government if it loses the support of Ciudadanos in the national ...

News Belgium » Politics: Exiled Catalan leader leaves Belgium for first time

News channel or source: https://euobserver.com/tickers/140631
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

landed on Monday morning in Copenhagen on a two-day visit including a university seminar and political talks. It is the first time that the fugitive leader has left his self-imposed exile in Belgium. Puigdemont still faces detention if he returns to Spain ...

News Belgium » Politics: US approves potential F-35 sale to Belgium

News channel or source: http://www.janes.com/article/77216/us-approves-potential-f-35-sale-to-belgium
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Boeing has previously withdrawn its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet from the competition, citing an unfair advantage for one of its competitors (namely, the F-35), while Saab withdrew its Gripen E for ‘political reasons’ (likely to be Belgium’s nuclear mission).

News Belgium » Politics: Police search offices of Belgian company supplying passports to Africa

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-passports-semlex/police-search-offices-of-belgian-company-supplying-passports-to-africa-idUSKBN1F61Z6
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Soon afterwards, Belgian prosecutors said they were investigating the deal ... According to emails, contracts and other documents seen by Reuters, Semlex secured deals through political connections, at times without going through public tenders, and ...

News Belgium » Politics: King meets with Belgian monarch, Guinean president in Davos

News channel or source: http://petra.gov.jo/Public_News/Nws_NewsDetails.aspx?Site_Id=1&lang=2&NewsID=337415&CatID=-1
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

It also emphasized the importance of maintaining and strengthening coordination and consultation between Jordan and Belgium on various regional and ... and efforts to reach political solutions to them in order to restore security and stability.

News Belgium » Politics: Belgian historian unleashes scathing attack on omnipresent 'COLONIALIST' EU Commission

News channel or source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/908097/EU-news-European-Union-Commission-Brussels-Jean-Claude-Juncker-colonialism-video
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Mr van Reybrouck blasted the "invisible" European Union administration for dictating the political behaviour of member states like a 20th-century colonial government. The Belgian historian said: "The European Commission is like the colonial administrations ...

News Belgium » Politics: Belgium releases Palestinian aid

News channel or source: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/jan/18/belgium-releases-palestinian-aid-201801/?news-world
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Wednesday ... Another camp resident, Zahia Mekdad, described the aid cut as "a purely political decision" that would hurt only ordinary people. "There has already been a reduction of aid in recent ...