January 31st, 2019
Brexit will not stop us!
Charles Michel: "Brexit will not stop us! Thanks to Nemo Belgium and United Kingdom are interconnected. More interconnection keeps energy prices under control and ensures sufficient and sustainable provisioning."
January 26th, 2019
Message to President Tshisekedi on the occasion of his investiture
On the occasion of your inauguration, on behalf of the Belgian Government, we would like to wish you every success and to assure you of Belgium's solidarity with the Congolese people.
October 16th, 2018
Joint statement Vietnam - Belgium
From 16 to 18 October 2018, the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his wife pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium. This visit is part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Vietnam.
July 16th, 2018
Programme of events for Belgian National Day 2018
On the occasion of Belgian National Day, on 20 and 21 July the FPS Chancery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Defence, the FPS Home Affairs and the federal and local police, in close cooperation with the Association for the Advancement and Promotion of Brussels, are organising a host of activities for the general public in Brussels. National Day is intended to be a large-scale popular event, offering our fellow citizens the chance to celebrate in the heart of our capital.
July 3rd, 2018
Prime Minister Charles Michel meeting with Mr. Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
"I have an obsession: jobs in Belgium! We must look for growth where it is: ensure an international and European foothold.”
June 11th, 2018
Belgium’s election to the Security Council: Belgian credibility rewarded!
"This excellent result is a reward for nearly 4 years of diplomatic efforts, at all levels. This election reaffirms the credibility, efficiency and professionalism of our diplomacy, which succeeded in convincing no fewer than 181 Member States to give us their vote. Convincing them that we are a serious candidate. Convincing them that we are ready to assume our international responsibilities again."
June 5th, 2018
For the UN Security Council – Charles Michel: "We are ready!"
"It is in our DNA to build bridges and find solutions that satisfy all parties. It is in this spirit that we want to find constructive and innovative solutions to reduce tensions in a number of current international issues, such as the Iranian nuclear issue, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tensions between Russia and the West, to name but a few."
May 15th, 2018
Violence in the Gaza Strip
Reaction of Prime Minister Charles Michel and of Vice-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. "We call on the United Nations to conduct an international investigation"
April 27th, 2018
An international, English-speaking commercial court in Brussels
Following a joint initiative by the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Koen Geens, today's Council of Ministers approved the draft bill, during its second reading, to create an international, English-speaking commercial court in Brussels. This court, to be called the Brussels International Business Court (BIBC), will deal with international commercial disputes between companies. Until now, companies wishing to deal with a dispute in English had to go to London or to private arbitration.…
March 27th, 2018
After coordinating with its partners in the EU and the NATO, Belgium decided to dismiss a member of the diplomatic staff of the Russian mission accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium.