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  • Marckx’ case: European Court of Human Rights has an impact on your daily life…

    26 Nov News item

    "As a ten months old baby I institute legal proceedings against Belgium", those were the terms that Paula Marckx addressed in 1974 to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Marckx, a deliberately single mother, considered it unacceptable not to be not recognized as the legitimate mother of her daughter Alexandra. The Strasbourg Court agreed: discrimination between "natural children" and "legitimate children" disappeared from the Belgian codes and from those of many other European countries. In this video, Paula Marckx and the protagonists of the European Court explain how judgments of Strasbourg have an impact on the daily lives of every European. This recognition is one of the points of interest of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.

  • Didier Reynders deepens relations between Malaysia and Belgium

    25 Nov Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met with Prime Minister Sri Mohd Najib and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin during the Belgian Economic Mission headed by HRH Princess Astrid. The Ministers discussed the bilateral relations between Belgium and Malaysia, several current issues of geopolitical interest, as well as regional integration in Southeast Asia.

  • International Day on Ending Violence against Women

    25 Nov Press release

    Council of Europe response. Statement by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

  • Didier Reynders delighted about end of Ebola epidemic in the RDC

    22 Nov Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is delighted about the the end of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), as announced by the government of the RDC and confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • 15th Belgo-British Conference focusses on innovation and entrepreneurial universities

    21 Nov Press release

    The 15th edition of the Belgo-British Conference, an annual bilateral gathering between Belgium and the United Kingdom, takes place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November. The Conference brings together 80 representatives from the business and academic sectors, as well as journalists and political decision-makers of both countries. The Conference aims to enrich both countries’ mutual interests in areas as varied as politics, economy, culture, media and academia.

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