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New website: Focus on Belgium
The DGE website has had a complete makeover
Launch of the Belgian campaign for a seat in the UN Security Council

Consular counters: new opening times

Since 26 November and until further notice the counter for the legalization of documents is only open from 9am to 12pm. For special passports you first need to make an appointment. The visa counter is open from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.


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  • Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo concerned about the seizure of farmland and destructions in the West Bank by the Israeli authorities

    09 Feb Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo express their concern about the decision of the Israeli authorities to seize 154 hectares of farmland in the West Bank, near Jericho. Earlier, there were other worrying developments such as the announcement of the construction of 153 new housing units in the settlements or the destruction of houses in Hebron.

  • Measures of the Belgian government in the fight against terrorism and radicalization

    09 Feb Press release

    The following measures have been announced by the Belgian government on 5 February.

  • Didier Reynders concerned about satellite launch by North Korea

    05 Feb Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about the statements made by the North Korean authorities regarding the upcoming launch of a satellite. The nuclear test on January 6th already caused considerable concern in the region. This would be a new violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

  • 31 Heads of Belgian Diplomatic Missions assigned abroad

    05 Feb Press release

    The King approved the assignment of 31 Heads of Diplomatic Missions, as proposed by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. The assignments for the bilateral missions will be effective only after the host countries have given their approval ('agrément'). The new Heads of Mission will take office during the Summer period.

  • 'Digital Dividends' - Speech by Minister De Croo during the launch of the World Bank World Development Report 2016

    04 Feb Speech

    This morning, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo during presented 'Digital Dividends', the World Bank World Development Report 2016. In his opening speech, he insisted on the role of digitalization and innovation for development, especially in the least developing countries and countries in fragile contexts.

  • Didier Reynders in Rome with countries of the coalition against Daesh

    02 Feb Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is today in Rome with the small group of the coalition countries fighting against terror group Daesh. The meeting is chaired by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni and United States State Secretary John Kerry.

  • The DGE website has had a complete makeover

    01 Feb News item

    The Directorate-general Coordination and European Affairs (DGE) recently launched its new web pages with a new layout on diplomatie.belgium.be. The driving force behind these pages was our choice to better reflect the identity, the work and the field of action of the DGE through shorter texts that are easier to read and understand.

  • Didier Reynders meets with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

    29 Jan Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met today with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. The Minister thanked the Commissioner for her commitment and the unprecedented efforts of communication and exchange of information on the content of the Transatlantic Partnership trade and investment (TTIP) negotiations.

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