News

  • March 20, 2019
Vlaamse week NRW

Flemish Week kicks off in North Rhine Westphalia

The very first Flemish Week in North Rhine Westphalia kicked off with an opening concert in Aachen on the 17th of March. The Flemish Week includes conferences, workshops and exhibitions covering a wide variety of topics and runs until 24 March. 
Minister-president Bourgeois, Thomas van De Velde (Borealis) and Claire Tillekaerts (FIT)
  • March 18, 2019

Foreign Investment Trophy 2019 awarded

On 18 March, three foreign investors in Flanders received a Foreign Investment Trophy 2019. With these annual awards, Flanders Investment & Trade emphasizes the socio-economic importance of foreign investments for the Flemish economy. 
Meeting Minister-president Bourgeois and  UNRWA CG
  • March 13, 2019

New UNRWA multi-year agreement signed

On 13 March, Minister-president Bourgeois received UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl at the Ererra House in Brussels.
FAO
  • February 26, 2019

Continued partnership between Flanders and FAO

On 26 February, minister-president Bourgeois had a constructive meeting with director-general da Silva of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Flanders is a longstanding and trusted partner of FAO, specifically working together in Malawi.
Representative Reymenants with the GRIP dancers
  • March 16, 2019

Flemish dance season starts in South Africa

On 16 March, the Flemish dance season in South Africa started with the performance "Rule of Three" by GRIP. Three Flemish dance companies will perform in the coming months in Johannesburg, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town.
Mangoe picking in limpopo
  • March 8, 2019

Women for Climate Justice Southern Africa project kicks off

On March 8, International Women's Day, the Mango project in South Africa of Women for Climate Justice started.
Opening Rome
  • February 26, 2019

Flanders opens diplomatic post in Rome

On 25 February, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois attended the opening of the new General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Rome.
Brexit  Britse en Europese vlag
  • March 14, 2019

Parliament approves framework decree for no-deal Brexit

On 13 March the Flemish Parliament approved the framework decree for a no-deal Brexit. This decree regulates a temporary transitional period, on the condition of reciprocity, for both British and Flemish citizens and companies for adapting to the coming Brexit.
Congres
  • March 1, 2019

Flanders, a committed partner of the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty

On 28 February, Freddy Evens, acting secretary-general of the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs, opened the Witnesses evening of the seventh World Congress against the Death Penalty.
Launch CSP Malawi
  • February 25, 2019

Third Country Strategy Paper for Malawi launched in Lilongwe

On the 25th of February 2019, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in South Africa launched the third Country Strategy Paper (2019 – 2023) for Development Cooperation between Flanders and Malawi in Lilongwe.