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Prime Minister announces new aid package during visit to Kiev

Prime Minister announces new aid package during visit to Kiev
Prime Minister De Croo announced a new Belgian aid package during a visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib.
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Speech of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament

Speech of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament
Seventy years ago, the first session of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community took place in Strasbourg, which marked the beginning of the European Parliament. A special ceremony is held in Strasbourg today to commemorate this anniversary. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo took the floor for our country and reflected on 70 years of democracy in action.
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Global Green Hydrogen Forum

Global Green Hydrogen Forum
The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr Alexander De Croo, announced the launch of the “Global Renewable Hydrogen Forum” during the High-Level Roundtable on “Investing in the future of Energy: Green Hydrogen” in the margins of the Sharm  El Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit at COP27.
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Speech at COP27 climate conference

Speech at COP27 climate conference
Read Prime Minister Alexander De Croo's full speech at the climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh here. In his speech, the Prime Minister made the case for inclusivity and cooperation to tackle the climate crisis. Young, old, private, public sector, north, south, we must all go all-in to tackle today's challenges.
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Bilateral meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Ciucă

Bilateral meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Ciucă
This afternoon, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo received Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă in his official residence Lambermont.
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Address before the United Nations General Assembly

Address before the United Nations General Assembly
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In his speech, he reflected on the atrocities committed in the war in Ukraine, addressed the energy crisis and made a plea to continue fighting for human rights and liberal democracy. Belgium is a candidate for membership of the UN Human Rights Council 2023-2025.
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A federal crisis plan to combat soaring energy prices

A federal crisis plan to combat soaring energy prices
The federal government has decided to extend the support measures (VAT reduction and social rate for one million households) to cope with the explosive increase in energy prices. The banks are committed to protecting the most affected families. Measures will be taken to skim off the industry's excess profits to finance a solidarity fund. The government also calls on Belgians and companies to reduce their consumption and set a good example.
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Prime Minister's speech at the ONS conference

Prime Minister's speech at the ONS conference
Today, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is attending the Offshore Northern Seas Conference (ONS) in Stavanger, Norway. ONS is an international energy conference  that brings together politicians, business leaders, opinion makers and academics on relevant themes in the energy sector. In his keynote speech, the Prime Minister called on the European countries and Norway in particular to work together and reiterated his plea for an intervention in the 'irrational' gas market to protect…
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Belgium to provide 8 million EUR of non-lethal support to the Ukrainian armed forces

Belgium to provide 8 million EUR of non-lethal support to the Ukrainian armed forces
At the request of Foreign Minister Lahbib, the Federal Council of Ministers decided that Belgium will provide 8 million EUR in support to the Ukrainian armed forces through NATO. Our country will make a voluntary contribution to NATO's so-called Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) Trust Fund, which provides non-lethal support  to Ukraine.  More specifically, our country will contribute to first aid equipment (including first aid kits) for the Ukrainian armed forces, winter…
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2nd Summit of the Crimea Platform: Belgium reconfirms its support for Ukraine

2nd Summit of the Crimea Platform: Belgium reconfirms its support for Ukraine
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo participated by video call in the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform, an initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky. Objective: to co-ordinate the international diplomatic response to the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia.

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