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  • November 23, 2017
Aftrap Europees Jaar van het Cultureel Erfgoed 2018

Gatz kicks off EYCH2018 in Flanders

On 21 November, Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz, officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Flanders. The focus in Flanders will be on strengthening the administrative ties between movable, immovable and immaterial heritage.
Xavier Bertrand , voorzitter Regionale Raad Hauts-de-France
  • November 21, 2017

Minister-president meets Hauts-de-France Président Bertrand

On 20 November, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois received Xavier Bertrand, the Président of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France in the Errera House. They discussed the impact of the brexit on their regions and the cross-border project ‘Seine-Scheldt’.
EU Cohesion Policy
  • November 16, 2017

“Substantial simplification, focus and European added value in the EU Cohesion Policy”

On November 15th Minister-president Geert Bourgeois represented Belgium at the General Affairs Council (Cohesion Policy).
“Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty”,
  • November 9, 2017

Peace hymn performed in New York

"Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty", composed by Dirk Brossé, Jef Neve and Sioen, was performed on November 8th at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The three Flemish composers performed the music piece together with The Chamber Orchestra of New York and the soprano Hanne Roos.
Consultatie Malawi 2017
  • November 20, 2017

Consultation Malawi on new country strategy paper

On 15 November, the fifth bilateral consultation on development cooperation between Flanders and Malawi took place in Lilongwe. This meeting marked the start of the negotiations for the third Country Strategy Paper between Flanders and Malawi for the period 2019-2023.
FlenMad
  • November 15, 2017

Temporada Flandes: Flemish theater and dance festival in Madrid

The Madrid theater and dance season started last 14th of November with Alain Platel´s Out of Context. Eight more theater and dance companies from Flanders will perform in the Spanish capital between today and the 20th of May 2018.
Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas en Minister Bart Tommelein
  • November 7, 2017

Tommelein in Vilnius: "European approach necessary for energy security"

On 7 November Minister Bart Tommelein met the Lithuanian Minister of Energy, Zygimantas Vaiciunas. Together they visited Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity system operator.
Rode Kruis en Halve Maan in Mozambique 2017  IFRC
  • November 17, 2017

€ 4.5 million for climate projects in Malawi and Mozambique

On 17 November the Government of Flanders granted 4.5 million euros to International Red Cross Flanders and the World Health Organization (WHO) for projects in Malawi and Mozambique. Both countries are heavily affected by the consequences of climate change.
 Minister Weyts en Van Nieuwenhuizen bij de start van de bouw van de Nieuwe Sluis Terneuzen
  • November 14, 2017

Breaking ground: new lock of Terneuzen

On 13 November the construction of the new lock - Nieuwe Sluis Terneuzen - officially started. Minister Weyts and brand new Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, had the honor of putting the first spade in the ground.
Subsidiëring RedMag XB
  • October 27, 2017

2 M € for Flemish-Dutch cooperation on regenerative medicine

On 27 October the Government of Flanders approved a € 2 million grant to RegMEd XB. RegMed XB is the name of the new Flemish-Dutch collaboration on regenerative medicine. This new partnership was established at the Flemish-Dutch Formal Summit in November 2016.