May 11th, 2022
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.
May 9th, 2022
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.
April 19th, 2022
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.
April 13th, 2022
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.
March 31st, 2022
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.
March 24th, 2022
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.
March 22nd, 2022
Commemoration attacks 22 march
Today, we paid tribute to the victims of the terror attacks of 22 March 2016. You will never be forgotten.
March 21st, 2022
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.
March 18th, 2022
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.
March 4th, 2022
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.