• July 10, 2019
Viceminister-president Ben Weyts  Flanders Day  speech Errera Brussels

Ambitious and confident Flanders claims place on European stage

Brand new Vice-Minister-president and Minister for Foreign Policy Ben Weyts gave his first 11 July speech before the diplomatic corps. He sketched a self-assured and ambitious Flanders; ready for a leading position within the European Union.
Minister-president Liesbeth Homans
  • July 2, 2019

Liesbeth Homans new Minister-president

On 2 July Liesbeth Homans took the oath as Minister-president of the Government of Flanders. She replaces Geert Bourgeois who takes up his seat in the European Parliament. Minister Ben Weyts is the new Minister for Foreign Policy.
info session  for police services on export control
  • June 6, 2019

Successful information exchange with police services on export control

On 6 June, the department organized an information session on export control of strategic goods for police services. Forty police officers participated.
minister Sven Gatz and French Ambassador Arnould
  • May 23, 2019

Coproduction agreement signed with France

On 23 May, Minister Gatz and French Ambassador, Mrs. Arnould, signed the cinematographic co-production agreement between Flanders and France. This agreement replaces the old one, signed in 1962, and modernizes the modalities of an official coproduction.
Brexit impact studie KUL
  • June 27, 2019

Brexit has severe impact on EU economic sector, resulting in large scale job losses

On Thursday, June the 27th, a new Brexit impact study by the KU Leuven university was presented to a broad audience of EU diplomats, international press and Flemish stakeholders.
MP audiëntie Vaticaanstad
  • June 4, 2019

Minister-president meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

on the 4th of June, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois had his first audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Earlier this year, the Government of Flanders opened a new diplomatic post in Rome.
  • May 22, 2019

Successful first Unesco day in Mechelen

For the first time in Flanders, a Unesco day took place on the 17th of May. The initiative was organized by the Flemish Unesco Commission.
Foto Freya Moonen
  • June 27, 2019

Laureate CoE essay calls for livable planet as human right

On 27 June Freya Moonen was announced laureate of the Flemish essay contest for the 70th anniversary  of the Council of Europe. The 18-year-old  convinced the jury – including General Representative Dries Willems – with her essay “A Climate of lawlessness”. 
Homo Roboticus VUB
  • June 4, 2019

Homo Roboticus presented in Paris

On 4 June, the General Representatives of the Government of Flanders, Dries Willems and Gaëtan Poelman welcomed Homo Roboticus, an initiative on Artificial Intelligence (AI) of the VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Delegatie WVG Chili
  • May 21, 2019

Chile becomes acquainted with Flanders’ expertise in elderly care

From 13 May to 21 May, a delegation from the Department of Welfare, Public Health and Family (WVG) led by Secretary General Karine Moykens, paid a study visit to Chile to focus on elderly care.