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News Belgium Government: Soccer-Belgian government ends hopes of a re-start for domestic football season

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
Soccer-Belgian government ends hopes of a re-start for domestic football season
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/soccer-belgian-government-ends-hopes-154226319.html

Any lingering hopes that Belgian football might go back on a decision to cancel their season, and restart the campaign, ended on Wednesday as the government extended a ban on sports events until July 31. Belgium's Pro League was the first in Europe to end its 2019-20 season, as the deadly effects

News Belgium Government: Belgian MP to submit legislation to protect circumcision

Published on: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Belgian MP to submit legislation to protect circumcision
News source: https://www.jpost.com/International/Belgian-MP-to-submit-legislation-to-protect-circumcision-in-Belgium-618762

Many Muslim citizens in Belgian have their sons circumcised in accordance with Islamic law. Unlike the Jewish population, they have the procedure done in a hospital. The cost of these procedures has ...

News Belgium Government: Belgium’s gambling regulator under fire for ethics violations

Published on: Monday 24 February 2020
Belgium’s gambling regulator under fire for ethics violations
News source: https://calvinayre.com/2020/02/24/business/belgium-gambling-regulator-accused-ethics-violations/

Belgium’s gambling regulator is under fire following allegations that some senior ... While that complaint was ultimately dismissed, the probe subsequently identified five “serious” integrity breaches ...

News Belgium Government: Belgian prime minister says Jewish caricatures at carnival ‘damage’ the country

Published on: Sunday 23 February 2020
Belgian prime minister says Jewish caricatures at carnival ‘damage’ the country
News source: https://forward.com/fast-forward/440307/belgian-prime-minister-says-jewish-caricatures-at-carnival-damage-the/

AALST, Belgium (JTA) — Belgium’s prime minister said that some caricatures of Jews ... In her statement Sunday, Wilmes wrote: “The federal government is sensitive to the reactions to some floats and ...

News Belgium Government: Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

Published on: Sunday 23 February 2020
Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Aalst-Carnival-again-has-Jewish-stereotypes-in-15077992.php

The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation ...

News Belgium Government: Johnson & Johnson working on coronavirus treatment with US government, Belgium researchers

Published on: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Johnson & Johnson working on coronavirus treatment with US government, Belgium researchers
News source: https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/johnson-johnson-working-on-coronavirus-treatment-with-us-government-belgium-researchers

Johnson & Johnson said it will work with the Rega Institute for Medical Research in Belgium to identify antiviral, therapeutic candidates to treat the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in an expanded effort with the Department of Health and Human Services.

News Belgium Government: Belgian carnival to go ahead despite row over 'hateful' antisemitism

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
Belgian carnival to go ahead despite row over 'hateful' antisemitism
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/21/belgian-carnival-aalst-row-hateful-antisemitism

Organisers in Aalst say they will defy calls from Israel’s government to cancel event ...

News Belgium Government: Deadly Australian wildfires have burned area larger than Belgium and Haiti combined

Published on: Friday 03 January 2020
Deadly Australian wildfires have burned area larger than Belgium and Haiti combined
News source: https://kdvr.com/2020/01/03/deadly-australian-wildfires-have-burned-area-larger-than-belgium-and-haiti-combined/

In total, more than 5.9 million hectares (14.7 million acres) have been burned across Australia’s six states — an area larger than the countries of Belgium and Haiti combined ... including the ...

News Belgium Government: Belgian king calls for government to be formed 'quickly'

Published on: Monday 23 December 2019
Belgian king calls for government to be formed 'quickly'
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/belgian-king-calls-government-formed-quickly-132034923.html

Belgium's King Philippe used his Christmas address Tuesday to call for the formation of a government after a year of political tractions to face up to a number of national challenges. An executive needs to be formed "as quickly as possible" in order to "take balanced decisions,"

News Belgium Government: Belgian judge suspends warrant for Catalonia's Puigdemont

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Belgian judge suspends warrant for Catalonia's Puigdemont
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/belgian-judge-suspends-warrant-catalonias-puigdemont-68030122

BRUSSELS -- The arrest warrant targeting Carles Puigdemont has been suspended by Belgian judicial authorities because of the Catalan separatist leader's immunity as a European lawmaker, his lawyer ...

News Belgium Government: Belgium: employers plead for interim government

Published on: Thursday 19 December 2019
Belgium: employers plead for interim government
News source: https://euobserver.com/tickers/146990

Pieter Timmermans, CEO of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, has pleaded for an interim government that would work on a few core issues like employment, pensions, climate, energy and mobility. This government should be limited in ministers, time and f...

News Belgium Government: Belgian Court Confirms US$540 Million Award Against The Republic of Kazakhstan

Published on: Monday 23 December 2019
Belgian Court Confirms US$540 Million Award Against The Republic of Kazakhstan
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/belgian-court-confirms-us-540-204000553.html

NEW YORK , Dec. 23, 2019 /CNW/ -- On December 20, 2019 , the Brussels Court of First Instance handed down its judgment in The Republic of Kazakhstan v Ascom Group S.A. et al whereby it recognized and enforced a US$540 million arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan on Belgian soil

News Belgium Government: ‘We’re Coming Late to the Matter Here’: Belgian Museums Continue to Struggle with a Flurry of Restitution Claims

Published on: Friday 13 December 2019
‘We’re Coming Late to the Matter Here’: Belgian Museums Continue to Struggle with a Flurry of Restitution Claims
News source: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/belgium-art-restitution-1731726

Art & History Museum, Brussels (image courtesy of Art & History Museum) New Zealand and Congo have asked the Belgian government to restitute specific cultural artifacts currently held at the Art & ...

News Belgium Government: Belgium ordered to take in 10 children born to IS fighters

Published on: Wednesday 11 December 2019
Belgium ordered to take in 10 children born to IS fighters
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/belgium-ordered-10-children-born-131525302.html

A Brussels court ordered the Belgian government on Thursday to help bring to Belgium 10 children who were born in Syria to Islamic State fighters of Belgian nationality. The children, aged between seven months and seven years, must be brought to Belgium within six weeks, the court said. If the government

News Belgium Government: Wanted ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont surrenders to Belgian authorities

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Wanted ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont surrenders to Belgian authorities
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/10/18/Wanted-ex-Catalan-leader-Puigdemont-surrenders-to-Belgian-authorities/4181571393286/

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont turned himself in to authorities in Belgium Friday after Spain reactivated his arrest warrant, amid new calls and clashes related to the region's bid for independence.

News Belgium Government: Public trust in the Federal Government in Belgium 2018

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Public trust in the Federal Government in Belgium 2018
News source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/547465/public-trust-in-the-federal-government-in-belgium/

This statistic shows the level of trust of the public in the Federal Government in Belgium in 2018. In November 2018, roughly 48 percent of the respondents in Belgium answered they have the tendency ...

News Belgium Government: Belgian Government recognises World War I work of Whanganui's Eleanora Wotton

Published on: Monday 16 September 2019
Belgian Government recognises World War I work of Whanganui's Eleanora Wotton
News source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/premium/news/article.cfm?c_id=1504669&objectid=12267993

The remarkable efforts of a Whanganui woman during World War I have been further recognised by the Belgian government. Eleanora Angelina Wotton (1872-1938) was in charge of the Belgian and Serbian ...

News Belgium Government: Belgium to Unveil a 250-Ton Steel Sculpture—Europe’s Largest Public Artwork—35 Years After France Rejected It

Published on: Sunday 28 July 2019
Belgium to Unveil a 250-Ton Steel Sculpture—Europe’s Largest Public Artwork—35 Years After France Rejected It
News source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/591304/belgium-unveils-europes-largest-public-artwork

The 60m roadside steel sculpture by French artist Bernar Venet was rejected by the French government 35 years ... It has finally found a home in the Belgian town of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne along ...