Belgium

Belgium ready to accept Jean-Pierre Bemba in Belgium

Belgium is prepared to accept former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, after he was cleared of war crimes last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders disclosed on Thursday. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK “The Belgian authorities have responded favourably to the court’s request to allow Mr Bemba to stay in Belgium, where his […]

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DR Congo tells Belgium to close consulate, cut flights

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has ordered Belgium to close it’s consulate in the country and cut flights by Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. In a sign of further deterioration of relations between Belgium and DRC, Belgium closed its consulate in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi after being told to do so […]

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Europol says Islamic State group is likely to carry out more attacks in Europe

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organization in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol said in a report published. “Estimates from some intelligence services indicate several dozen people […]

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Belgium and Netherlands agree to swap land to simplify borde

Belgium is about to get smaller and the Netherlands bigger after the countries agreed to a swap of land. Each will cede small, uninhabited parcels of land to reflect a change in course of what is known in French as the river Meuse, and in Dutch as the Maas. But the exchange is not equal: […]

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