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Belgium gives everyone radiation protection pills

Belgium is to supply iodine pills to all its 11 million inhabitants to help protect against radioactivity in the event of a nuclear accident. Iodine

Belgium is to supply iodine pills to all its 11 million inhabitants to help protect against radioactivity in the event of a nuclear accident. Iodine

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Belgium says Europeans not welcome if they don't take on work

A European working in another EU country keeps their benefits, right? And if you fall ill in your country of work, EU law says you are entitled to stay and claim benefits, right? Think again. Some EU

A European working in another EU country keeps their benefits, right? And if you fall ill in your country of work, EU law says you are entitled to stay and claim benefits, right? Think again. Some EU

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Belgium promises security crackdown to fight Islamist militants

Belgian authorities have arrested nine people following a series of raids in connection with the Paris attacks. Police say seven of those being held

Belgian authorities have arrested nine people following a series of raids in connection with the Paris attacks. Police say seven of those being held

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Belgian dairy farmers block roads in more price protests

Belgian milk and producers have again protested against low prices by blocking roads. They say an EU decision to free up production and ending quotas

Belgian milk and producers have again protested against low prices by blocking roads. They say an EU decision to free up production and ending quotas

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Belgium's Reynders on terrorism, Ukraine and Greece

Belgium is providing Europe’s highest proportion of jihadist volunteers to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq , official figures tell us — in

Belgium is providing Europe’s highest proportion of jihadist volunteers to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq , official figures tell us — in

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Protesters pelt Belgium's PM with chips and mayonnaise

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was addressing an audience in the town of Namur on Monday, December 22, when a group of protesters pelted him

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was addressing an audience in the town of Namur on Monday, December 22, when a group of protesters pelted him

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Belgian protest against austerity turns violent

Tens of thousands of trade unionists have staged a general strike across Belgium on Thursday. The protest, which turned violent in Brussels, formed

Tens of thousands of trade unionists have staged a general strike across Belgium on Thursday. The protest, which turned violent in Brussels, formed

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New Belgian government sworn in after months of talks

After five months of talks, a new centre-right Belgian government has been sworn in. At the age of 38 francophone Charles Michel is the country’s

After five months of talks, a new centre-right Belgian government has been sworn in. At the age of 38 francophone Charles Michel is the country’s

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Belgium gets a new government after nearly five months without one

Belgium is at last about to have a government ending nearly five months without one since the May 25 elections. Four centre-right parties agreed on

Belgium is at last about to have a government ending nearly five months without one since the May 25 elections. Four centre-right parties agreed on

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Belgian PM hands in resignation after defeat in elections

Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo has handed his government’s resignation to the King. It comes after this weekend’s general election which saw

Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo has handed his government’s resignation to the King. It comes after this weekend’s general election which saw

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Belgium: Former PM Jean-Luc Dehaene dies aged 73

Tributes are being paid to former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, a key figure in European politics throughout the 1990s, who has died at

Tributes are being paid to former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, a key figure in European politics throughout the 1990s, who has died at

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Bonus interview: Johan Van Operveldt

Johan Van Operveldt is the head of list of the flemish party N-VA in Belgium, for the european elections. A renown economist, he gives us his views

Johan Van Operveldt is the head of list of the flemish party N-VA in Belgium, for the european elections. A renown economist, he gives us his views

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Verhofstadt's liberal recipe for Europe

For the first time in the European elections political groups have put forward candidates for the presidency of the European Commission. The choice

For the first time in the European elections political groups have put forward candidates for the presidency of the European Commission. The choice

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Euthanasia for minors: Belgium's painful dilemma

Emotive, controversial and supported by the majority of people in Belgium. A debate on changing the law to allow euthanasia for minors has deeply

Emotive, controversial and supported by the majority of people in Belgium. A debate on changing the law to allow euthanasia for minors has deeply

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Belgium's Albert II makes final king's speech

Belgium is preparing to crown a new king, as Albert II abdicates and hands over the royal reigns to his eldest son, Prince Philippe. On the eve of

Belgium is preparing to crown a new king, as Albert II abdicates and hands over the royal reigns to his eldest son, Prince Philippe. On the eve of

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Belgium prepares to crown new king

Final preparations are underway in Belgium for Sunday’s abdication of King Albert II. After 20 years on the throne, he is handing over the royal

Final preparations are underway in Belgium for Sunday’s abdication of King Albert II. After 20 years on the throne, he is handing over the royal

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Europe Weekly: Luxembourg's Juncker steps down as PM

In this edition of Europe Weekly, euronews takes a look at Jean-Claude Juncker’s surprise resignation as prime minister of Luxembourg; Latvia clears

In this edition of Europe Weekly, euronews takes a look at Jean-Claude Juncker’s surprise resignation as prime minister of Luxembourg; Latvia clears

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Belgium debates giving children the right to die

Medical experts gave evidence to the Belgian Senate on Wednesday as the country’s upper house mulls giving children the right to die. Euthanasia

Medical experts gave evidence to the Belgian Senate on Wednesday as the country’s upper house mulls giving children the right to die. Euthanasia

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Royal exposé rocks Belgium

A book about the royal family is causing a stir in Belgium. Media extracts suggest the book questions the succession and alleges that the marriage

A book about the royal family is causing a stir in Belgium. Media extracts suggest the book questions the succession and alleges that the marriage

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Could Bart's breakthrough lead to Belgium break-up

The big local election gains of the Flemish nationalist party on Sunday has once again raised the spectre of a break-up of Belgium. Addressing

The big local election gains of the Flemish nationalist party on Sunday has once again raised the spectre of a break-up of Belgium. Addressing

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Vote raises prospect of Belgian break-up

‘What future for Belgium?’ is the country’s burning question after the Flemish nationalists’ success in Sunday’s local elections. Bart de Wever’s

‘What future for Belgium?’ is the country’s burning question after the Flemish nationalists’ success in Sunday’s local elections. Bart de Wever’s

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All eyes on Antwerp when it comes to Flemish independence

If Bart de Wever becomes mayor of Antwerp, it will push the agenda of Flemish independence in Belgium. As well as losing 60 kilograms on a crash

If Bart de Wever becomes mayor of Antwerp, it will push the agenda of Flemish independence in Belgium. As well as losing 60 kilograms on a crash

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Belgium government goes back to business after PM appointed

In Belgium King Albert II has appointed a new cabinet. The government will be headed by Socialist leader, Elio Di Rupo, the first native French

In Belgium King Albert II has appointed a new cabinet. The government will be headed by Socialist leader, Elio Di Rupo, the first native French

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Belgium poised for new era with coalition deal

Belgium is on the verge of what is hoped will be a new era of stable government after six parties finalised a coalition agreement. The man set to

Belgium is on the verge of what is hoped will be a new era of stable government after six parties finalised a coalition agreement. The man set to

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Belgium set to approve new government

Belgium is set to have its first French-speaking prime minister in three decades after all parties finally agreed a blue print for a ruling

Belgium is set to have its first French-speaking prime minister in three decades after all parties finally agreed a blue print for a ruling

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Belgium budget clears way for new government

In Belgium, the political stalemate is set to end with Elio di Rupo likely to become the next prime minister after the King asked the French speaking

In Belgium, the political stalemate is set to end with Elio di Rupo likely to become the next prime minister after the King asked the French speaking