Tag Archives: Brussels

08Dec/17

Tusk says EU to start transition talks with Britain

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 8, 2017) (EBS) – The chairman of European Union leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving., said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

04Nov/17

Catalans dismayed after Spain issues Puigdemont arrest warrant

BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalans in Barcelona slammed the Spanish government on Saturday morning (November 4) after a court issued a European arrest warrant for their sacked president Carles Puigdemont. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Brussels ban ads for website linking men with young women

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (FRANCOIS DUBUISSON) – The minister-president of Brussels has banned adverts for a sugar daddy dating site in a growing row over whether the business encourages prositution. Continue reading

03Sep/17

UK minister: EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was “silly”

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (BBC ANDREW MARR SHOW) – Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. Continue reading

09Jul/17

U2 kicks off European leg of “Joshua Tree” tour in London

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 8, 2017) (REUTERS – Irish rock group U2 kicked off the European leg of “The Joshua Tree” tour on Saturday (July 8) by returning to the album that tackled their love-hate relationship with America and propelled them to superstardom when it was released 30 years ago. Continue reading

07May/17

Macron clearly leading in French presidential elections – Belgian media

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than 60 percent of voters have cast their votes for Emmanuel Macron in the French elections according to polls carried out on Sunday (May 7) say Belgian media.
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29Apr/17

EU leaders agree to a tough stance on Brexit

EU leaders meet for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year countdown to Brexit to finalise divorce guidelines. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

28Apr/17

Trump’s 100 days: a European business view

As President Trump completes his first 100 days in office, Sara Hemrajani reports on the view from European markets and business analysts on the U.S. leader’s policies.
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18Apr/17

UK’s May shocks markets, nation with election date

Sterling surges against the dollar but UK shares slip to a two per cent loss after British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap general election to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. David Pollard reports. Continue reading