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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"
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Skripal affair

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. 
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Salisbury case: "I call on the President of the European Council Donald Tusk to coordinate a response from the 28 Member States of the European Union"

I reaffirm our solidarity with the United Kingdom in the Salisbury case.
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Prime Minister Charles Michel's response to the "Great Coalition" in Germany: " There is no time to lose! "

Now that the result is clear, we need to move up a gear, there is no time to lose! I am convinced that the German Government can be a driving force for the European project. 
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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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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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Joint Statement – Gäichel X

On 23 November 2017, under the joint chairmanship of Prime Ministers Charles Michel and Xavier Bettel, the 10th joint meeting of the Belgian and Luxembourg Governments was held in Brussels. This meeting is in keeping with the well-established tradition of meetings between the two Governments since the first Gäichel meeting which was held on 28 April 2004. 
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Joint Declaration Benelux Summit: Benelux as sustainable and innovative frontrunner

"We see the Benelux Union as a unique, regional organization that leads by example to find solutions to cross-border issues for the benefit of our countries, citizens and businesses. We emphasize the crucial role of the Benelux in re-enforcing the EU’s internal market. Our goal is to position the Benelux as a sustainable and innovative frontrunner within the EU. With this goal in mind, we have agreed on the following." 
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“The same rights and duties as any European citizen for Mr. Puigdemont, no more and no less”

The Prime Minister was informed yesterday of the announced presence of Mr. Puigdemont in Belgium.
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Meeting between Édouard PHILIPPE and Charles MICHEL

"At the end of this meeting, we decided to engage in more bilateral initiatives designed to strengthen the already strong collaboration between our two countries with regards to safety and justice. "

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