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Sexual violence as weapon of war in Ukraine cannot go unpunished

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo had a meeting today with Nadia Murrad, the Yezidi human rights activist who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize along with Dr. Denis Mukwege for her efforts against sexual violence as a weapon of war. During the discussion, Prime Minister De Croo emphasized that the acts of sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine cannot go unpunished.
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Europe Speech: A Fight for Freedom. How Putin's war renews Europe

Today, on Europe Day, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo held a Europa speech at the Französischer Dom in Berlin. Europe should repair the European dream, for everyone in Europe, by co-operating more in the area of energy and defence and extending the hand to countries embracing the European values of freedom, democracy and human rights.
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Thalassa Summit: Closing Statement

On 19 April, the Belgian and Dutch governments held a joint "Thalassa Summit" in Ghent. We took stock of our intense collaboration and discussed how we will further strengthen our close relationship in the coming years. 
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Speech to Belgian troops in Romania: "We will defend our freedom and democracy".

Speech at the Romanian military base near Constanta, in the presence of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă.
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Prime Minister's reply to the Address by Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the House of Representatives today. Read Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s full reply here.
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Arrival President Biden in Melsbroek

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo welcomed American President Joe Biden in Belgium. According to Prime Minister De Croo, his presence in Europe is a strong signal of transatlantic unity in the face of Russia's brutal agression in Ukraine.
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Commemoration attacks 22 march

Today, we paid tribute to the victims of the terror attacks of 22 March 2016. You will never be forgotten.
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Energy meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

In the run-up to the European Council, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo received the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in his official residence. They talked about a European approach to rising energy prices.
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Lifetime extension of Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power plants

The federal government has decided to take the necessary steps to extend the lifetime of two nuclear power plants by ten years. This should strengthen our country’s independence from fossil fuels in these turbulent geopolitical times. The shift to renewable energy will also be accelerated, with additional investments in offshore wind, hydrogen, solar energy and sustainable mobility.
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Code yellow as of Monday, 7 March

On 7 March, the corona barometer will move to code yellow. This was decided by the Consultative Committee. The Covid Safe Ticket will disappear in the hospitality industry, as will restrictions imposed on events. It is also the end of the epidemic emergency and of the federal phase of the national emergency plan launched two years ago.

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