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Google announces new investment in Belgium

Google announces today, in the presence of Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, a new investment of approximately EUR 250 million to build another data centre on their current site in Saint-Ghislain. The construction brings the total investment in Belgium to EUR 1 billion. Google also unveiled a new solar plant on the land of the data center following a EUR 3 million investment.
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Google announces new investment in Belgium

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Meeting with EU Commissioner in charge of Competition, Margrethe Vestager, to discuss competition and the future of the EU.

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Belgian Power Reception - Davos

In three years’ time, we have eliminated our wage handicap in comparison to our neighboring countries. We have cut down taxes on labor so that companies can compete with those around Europe. When the OECD calls us a “top reformer” I can only say that we have kept word. We have launched a global corporate tax reform that will boost our economy. Never before have businesses created more jobs. Never before has the number of unemployed been so…
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Meeting with the President of the Palestinian Authority, His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Abbas

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Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs: the work continues!

Work continues. We still have more than 400 days to take action. We are going to step up our efforts. I will not let anyone else determine the government’s schedule or agenda. No untruth or polemic will cause us to deviate from our course. For employment, investment, social cohesion and security. I am determined. Persistence and keeping a cool head in all circumstances are our best assets for achieving our goals. 
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A sense of nuance and responsibility

The government has been applying a humane and strict migration policy for the past three years. Belgium does not have a Calais Jungle on the route to Great Britain. Every effort has been made to prevent such a thing from happening. The situation is under control, unlike in certain countries. Such a lack of control endangers social cohesion and encourages all forms of extremism. The government has assumed its responsibilities. We welcome those people who are entitled to asylum. At…
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The European Council

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Catherine De Bolle is appointed Executive Director of Europol

"Catherine De Bolle is the right person for the job. Her appointment is a recognition of the commitment and professionalism of our police force, which has done a great service to our country in recent years. Europol plays a vital role in keeping our citizens safe. The government believes in closer cooperation between the various police services in Europe. I personally wish her all the best in her new role."
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Unveiling of the Brussels 2018 Summit Logo with the NATO Secretary General

Le logo du sommet affirme le symbole des doigts de deux mains entrecroisées, signe de l’unité et de la confiance des membres de l’OTAN. 

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