News

  • April 19, 2018
Yves Wantes - UNECE conference in Poland

Great potential of inland navigation for the Agenda 2030

On 18 April, General Representative Yves Wantens signed on behalf of Flemish Minister for Mobility, Ben Weyts, the Ministerial Declaration "Inland Navigation in a Global Setting" in Poland.
MP - Stefaan De Rynck rondetafel
  • April 17, 2018

Soft Brexit still Flanders’ priority

The Government of Flanders organised its second Brexit roundtable meeting on the 17th of April in the presence of representatives of the Flemish industry and civil society.
Cargo Brussels Airport
  • April 9, 2018

2017 new record year for Flemish exports

In 2017, Flanders exported goods worth 317 billion euros, an absolute record. And an increase of 5% of goods exports compared with the record year 2016. The 317 billion euros of goods exports equals 83.22% of total Belgian exports.
Theeplantages Malawi - foto Jos van Dijk
  • March 23, 2018

280.000 euro for decent work on tea plantations Malawi

On 23 March, the Government of Flanders decided to support the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s project for the promotion of decent work on Malawi tea plantations. Almost 280.000 euro of the Flanders - ILO Trust Fund will be allocated to the project.
Minister Joke Schauvliege - NRW
  • April 12, 2018

Minister Schauvliege meets North Rhine-Westphalia colleague in Düsseldorf

On 12 April, Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Agriculture, Joke Schauvliege paid a visit to Düsseldorf. An introductory meeting with her counterpart from North Rhine-Westphalia, Christina Schulze Föcking, provided the opportunity for a dialogue on the manure policy, the EU’s Common Ag
Freddy Evens
  • April 3, 2018

New secretary general for Department Foreign Affairs

On 1 April Freddy Evens took up the position of acting Secretary general of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He succeeds Koen Verlaeckt, who leaves the department after 10 years for a new challenge at the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR).
Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee
  • March 20, 2018

McEntee and Bourgeois satisfied with the Brexit transition agreement

On 19 March, Minister-President Bourgeois received the Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee in Brussels. They discussed the Brexit and the newly announced agreement on the transitional period, which should provide European and British companies legal certainty.
Minister-president Bourgeois and Lehendakari Urkullu
  • April 11, 2018

Strengthen the role of federated states within EU together with the Basque Country

On 10 April, the Basque president Iñigo Urkullu received Minister-president Bourgeois at the Palacio de Ajuria Enea in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country. The future of the EU and the role of the European regions and the federated states within the EU was an important topic for discussion.
Flanders in Dialogue 2018
  • March 26, 2018

'Flanders lives and breathes cycling'

On 26 March, the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) hosted the second edition of Flanders in Dialogue in the state-of-the-art auditorium of the brand new Herman Teirlinck building.
Rubens - San Francisco
  • March 18, 2018

Minister Gatz visits Fine Arts Museum San Francisco

Minister of Culture Sven Gatz paid a visit to San Francisco from 17 to 22 March. On 18 March, Minister Gatz visited the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (FAMSF) where he met director Max Hollein to discuss their future cooperation.