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  • August 12, 2018
MP en Sturgeon met relatiegeschenk

Bourgeois and Scotland’s First Minister Sturgeon exchange views on Brexit

On 11 and 12 August, Minister-president Bourgeois paid a visit to Edinburgh. A warm meeting with Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland offered an opportunity to discuss Brexit.
MP Bourgeois in Catalonië
  • July 17, 2018

First meeting with new Catalan president Torra

On 17 July, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois had a first meeting with the new president of Catalania Quim Torra. Bourgeois was the first official head of government to be warmly welcomed by the Catalan president in the Paulau de la Generalitat, Barcelona.
Flanders Day Ererra Hotel Brussels
  • July 9, 2018

Plea for free and fair trade on Flanders Day

On the occasion of Flanders Day, minister-president Bourgeois made a plea for free trade and the modernization of the multilateral trading system in his speech for the diplomatic corps.
Research center Vredepeel, university Wageningen
  • July 5, 2018

Challenges for agriculture in the Low Countries

On 5 July, Minister of Agriculture Joke Schauvliege and a delegation from the Flemish agricultural sector paid a working visit to the Netherlands.
Slotceremonie World Choir Games 2018 South Africa
  • July 15, 2018

Flanders to host World Choir Games in 2020

The World Choir Games took place in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa from 4 to 14 July.
Gatz - Marseille  en Avignon
  • July 8, 2018

Minister of Culture Gatz visits festivals in Marseille and Avignon

From 6 to 9 July, Minister of Culture Sven Gatz visited the festival of Marseille and Avignon. During the weekend of 7 July, Gatz was invited at the Marseille theatre-/dance festival, led by Flemish director Jan Goossens since 2016.
Care Report - ILO
  • June 29, 2018

Care Report exposes inequality in care

On 28 June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva presented the final report of a global survey on care economies. Flanders, which has been working closely with ILO for 25 years, co-financed the research.
Reshaping Decentralised Development Cooperation report
  • July 12, 2018

OECD report: Reshaping Decentralised Development Cooperation

On 26 June, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) published its report on decentralised development cooperation. The report identifies global trends related to the decentralised development cooperation over the past 10 years.
Minister-president Bourgeois met ambtsgenoot Mark Rutte in Den Haag
  • July 6, 2018

Meeting with counterpart Mark Rutte in The Hague

On 6 July, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois met his Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte. They discussed current EU affairs in “The Little Tower” (het Torentje) in The Hague.
Fulbright Commission FIIVP
  • June 27, 2018

US academics visit Flemish universities

From 25 to 27 June, seven representatives from American universities and knowledge institutions visited Flanders. At the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs, they got acquainted with the Flemish universities and their research campuses.