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24th High Level Meeting of the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs

The 24th High Level Meeting of the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs was held on 22 February 2024 in La Paz, Bolivia. The meeting was co-chaired by Annelies Verlinden, the Belgian minister of Home Affairs, in the capacity of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Co-Presidency of the Mechanism, and on the side of CELAC - by Carlos Eduardo Del Castillo Del Carpio, Minister of Government of the Plurinational State Bolivia, in the capacity of the…
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Temporary derogation of e-privacy in the fight against child sexual abuse on the internet

The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the negotiators for the European Parliament have reached an agreement today that further allows Internet providers to voluntarily share data with law enforcement authorities to prevent and fight child sexual abuse on the Internet.Annelies Verlinden, Belgian Minister of Home Affairs: "Allowing Internet providers to voluntarily report cases of child abuse on the Internet without breaking European privacy law while doing so is…
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Agreement on the Schengen Borders Code

The Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU and European Parliament negotiators today reached a provisional deal on amending the EU law that sets out the rules for the functioning of the Schengen area both at external and internal borders. The agreed changes, which will require approval and formal adoption by both institutions, will boost EU coordination and improve the toolbox available to Member States for challenges faced by the Schengen area.Annelies Verlinden, Belgian Minister of Home…
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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…

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…
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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.
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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.

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