January 25th, 2024
Ministers discuss key topics related to migration and security
Ministers from EU Member States, Schengen associated countries, European partners and institutions met on Thursday the 25th of January for the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council, which focused on Home Affairs and Migration.Fight against illegal drug trafficking and abuse of artificial intelligenceHome Affairs Minister, Annelies Verlinden, put the efforts on tackling organized crime and the malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the agenda.The fight against international…
May 18th, 2023
National statement by Belgium on the Sendai Midterm Review
Dear Mr. President of the General Assembly, Dear Ms. Deputy Secretary-General, Distinguished colleagues, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Belgium is honored to participate in this High-Level meeting of the General Assembly on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. Let me start by stating that Belgium aligns itself with the statement of the European Union as expressed by Commissioner Lenar Lenarčič. Please allow me to add a few considerations from a Belgian…
February 27th, 2023
Belgium and Ecuador strengthen police cooperation in fight against organised crime
Today, Monday 27 February, in Quito the Minister of Interior Annelies Verlinden signed a cooperation protocol with Ecuador on the fight against organised crime. As such, the two countries are reaffirming their commitment to intensify police cooperation. In essence, it involves stronger coordination and sharing of expertise and information.
January 24th, 2023
Ministers Verlinden en Clarinval maken burgerpanels in de toekomst mogelijk
Vandaag, dinsdag 24 januari, werd in de commissie Grondwet het wetsontwerp voor het organiseren van de loting van burgers voor gemengde commissies en burgerpanels, georganiseerd op initiatief van de Kamer van volksvertegenwoordigers, goedgekeurd. Met dit wetsontwerp willen ministers van Democratische Vernieuwing Annelies Verlinden en David Clarinval het mogelijk maken om burgers nauwer te betrekken bij de politiek.