Chairwoman of the court Magali Clavie pictured during the verdict hearing heads the session during the verdict hearing of the execution court regarding the restricted detention case of Michel Lelievre, on June 17, 2013 at the Brussels' justice palace. Lelievre was the partner of Belgian serial killer, child abductor and molester Marc Dutroux. Lelievre was convicted to 25 years.
My right honourable friend the Chancellor is in Brussels today at the Ecofin council ... exercising the considerable influence that Britain enjoys as a full member of the European Union.
By taking new measures the government can ensure that the deficit remains below 3.0 percent both this year and next.
The positive echo I received from the Adecco Way to Work™ street day here in Brussels and the three other Belgian cities I visited confirmed that we're doing the right thing. Young people have a clear need for advice, information and support in their job search. I'm happy that we made a contribution to a young generation that is struggling to find work.More quotes »
U.S.: No plans to end broad surveillance program
Parliament planned to debate the spy programs Tuesday and whether they have violated local privacy protections. EU officials in Brussels pledged to seek answers from U.S. diplomats at a trans-Atlantic ministerial meeting in Dublin later this week.The global Read more »
Belgium says 31 detained in $50M diamond heist
statement said that "a very important quantity of diamonds was seized" during the sweep "coming from the spectacular heist at Brussels airport." While Belgian authorities spoke of six detentions in Switzerland, Geneva police put it at eight, including a businessman Read more »
Serbian government approves deal with Kosovo
and ordered ministries to implement it.The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo reached a tentative EU-mediated deal in Brussels on Friday that would give Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership authority over rebel Kosovo Serbs. In return, the minority Serbs Read more »
Serbia, Kosovo reach tentative deal
-- Serbia and Kosovo reached a potentially historic agreement yesterday to normalize relations between the Balkan neighbors, end years of acrimony and put both on a solid path to European Union membership. The tentative deal culminated months of tense negotiations Read more »
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Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
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Jobless youth of Europe may be ‘scarred for life,’ says José Manuel Barroso
unemployment across the bloc – where 26 million people are out of work – is top of the agenda at a summit of EU heads of state in Brussels next week. Young people have been hit particularly hard by the recession, with nearly a quarter of all under-25s out 1:25 PM from The Telegraph UK Read more »
Ireland on track for bailout exit, says IMF
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Europe’s Port Sector Talks Focus on Long-Term Success
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