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Here the Belgian Government is prepared to accept transitional periods and to distinguish between the legislative and operational spheres; it favours transfrontier access to justice for the European citizen and integration of the Schengen Agreement into the European Union.
The Belgian Government believes the decision-making process itself should be more efficient, transparent and democratic and proposes, as major improvements, extending majority voting to policies relating to the single market (social policy, the environment and taxation), extending Parliament's right of codecision and simplifying a number of existing procedures.
The three governments affirm their unswerving commitment to defending the irreversible nature of the progress already achieved in European integration, and propose that this process should continue on the basis of close cooperation between states which voluntarily share their sovereignty and have, to this end, transferred certain powers to the common institutions.
www.europarl.eu.int /igc1996/pos-be_en.htm   (5144 words)

 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On 28 July 1995 the Belgian Government adopted a note on its policy for the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference as a subject for consultation with the Belgian Communities and Regions at the Interministerial Conference on Foreign Policy in September.
On the Court of Justice, the Belgian Government favours strengthening the role of the Court by scrapping all the limits imposed on its jurisdiction in the new fields of cooperation under the Treaty, particularly as regards cooperation in the fields of justice and home affairs.
Finally, on the language system, the Belgian Government does not want to change the arrangements in the Union's institutions and bodies even in the event of enlargement, to ensure that Union citizens will always be able to use their own language and receive a reply in their own language, in their relations with other citizens.
europa.eu.int /en/agenda/igc-home/ms-doc/state-be/positn.html   (3665 words)

 Belgian federal government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The executive branch of the Belgian federal government consists of ministers and secretaries of state ("junior" ministers or smaller departments) drawn from the political parties which form the government coalition.
The Prime Minister and his ministers administer the government and the various public services.
The Cabinet reflects the weight of political parties that constitute the current governing coalition for the Chamber.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belgian_Government   (532 words)

 Greens in Belgian government spur for NZ Greens - Green Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The NZ Green Party believes the announcement today that the Belgian Green parties - Ecolo and Agalev - have joined with three other parties to form a coalition government will be a spur for their own election campaign.
The successful Belgian campaign focused on food safety issues (genetic engineering and the dioxin in beef scare), to deliver the two Green Parties 20 seats, up from 11, at the June elections.
The Belgian Greens have four ministers in the coalition, including one of three vice prime ministers, Isabelle Durant from Ecolo.
www.greens.org.nz /searchdocs/PR3903.html   (361 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Germany's Renewed Request for Free Passage through Belgium, and the Belgian ...
Reproduced below is the text of the letter sent by the German Chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, to the Belgian government (led by King Albert I) in the wake of the fall of Liege in August 1914.
Bethmann-Hollweg also praised the Belgian army's 'heroic' stance at Liege and went on to re-iterate Germany's request for free passage through Belgium and the desirability for the two government's to reach an accommodation.
The Belgian Army having preserved in the most brilliant fashion the honour of its armies by its heroic resistance against a greatly superior force, the German Government now asks H.M. the King and the Belgian Government to spare Belgium the continuation of the horrors of war.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/belgium_germanrequest2.htm   (463 words)

 New Belgian government reluctantly joins in nuclear export accord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The outgoing government, led by Christian Democrats, had given an export licence for the 60 million Belgian franc ($1.56 million) contract to a GEC Alsthom plant at Charleroi in the French-speaking south of the country.
The new government came to power after a general election in which voters punished the centrist Christian Democrats for the way they tackled the dioxin-in-food crisis which hit the country's farms and food industry earlier this year.
Belgian politics are traditionally bedevilled by strained relations between the parties representing the country's two main linguistic communities.
www.state.nv.us /nucwaste/news/nn10179.htm   (364 words)

 The Belgian Grey Book, 1914   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Government have come to the conclusion that such a communication would be premature at present, but that events might move rapidly and not leave sufficient time to forward suitable instructions at the desired moment to the Belgian representatives abroad.
This entailed free passage through Belgian territory, while guaranteeing the maintenance of the independence of Belgium and of her possessions on the conclusion of peace, and threatened, in the event of refusal, to treat Belgium as an enemy A time limit of twelve hours was allowed within which to reply.
I am instructed to inform the Belgian Government that if Germany brings pressure to bear upon Belgium with the object of forcing her to abandon her attitude of neutrality, His Britannic Majesty's Government expect Belgium to resist with all the means at her disposal.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/papers/belgrey.html   (17577 words)

 Belgian Government to aid simulator development: News from LMS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Belgian Federal Government is to cofinance the development of LMS Virtual.Lab for Aerospace, a dedicated virtual simulation suite for aircraft and space system development.
The cofinance backing from the Belgian Government is part of a large-scale business and technology development program that enables Belgian high tech companies to bridge the considerable pre-investment of participating in the development of the Airbus A380 aircraft.
Urbain Vandeurzen, LMS CEO and Chairman concluded: 'We are delighted with the cofinance support that the Belgian Government granted to the development of LMS Virtual.Lab for Aerospace'.
www.engineeringtalk.co.uk /news/lms/lms146.html   (555 words)

 Court Diary 18 - Human Rights Watch issues appeal to the Belgian government not to dismiss the Sabra & Shatila case war ...
The Belgian Supreme Court, in a February decision on a complaint by victims of a 1982 massacre of civilians in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla, upheld the law against legal challenges, while ruling that top sitting state officials, such as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, enjoyed immunity from Belgian courts.
A Belgian judge and police team visited Chad last year to investigate the charges against Habre who lives in exile in Senegal, where he was indicted three years ago on atrocity charges before the Senegalese courts ruled that he could not be tried there.
A 1993 law gives Belgian courts the authority to hear criminal complaints by victims accusing officials of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes abroad, regardless of where the crimes took place, whether the suspect or the victims are Belgian and whether the accused is in Belgium.
www.indictsharon.net /case-diary18.shtml   (1186 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - German Request for Free Passage through Belgium, and the Belgian Response, ...
The German Government would, however, feel the deepest regret if Belgium regarded as an act of hostility against herself the fact that the measures of Germany's opponents force Germany, for her own protection, to enter Belgian territory.
The Belgian Government, if they were to accept the proposals submitted to them, would sacrifice the honour of the nation and betray their duty towards Europe.
If this hope is disappointed the Belgian Government are firmly resolved to repel, by all the means in their power, every attack upon their rights.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/belgium_germanrequest.htm   (887 words)

 Prion disease
Belgian Health Minister Luc Van den Bossche said the change in the focus of the investigation from one animal feed fat company to another would have no impact on the number of farms affected because both companies had the same customers.
The Belgian government tried to convince a suspicious world Wednesday that its dioxin food scandal was under control, despite a surprise shift in suspicions over who was to blame.
The ministry accepts the Belgian authorities' certification that the oil is not contaminated with dioxin, although it is up to the provincial authorities to decide whether to release the oil, said Antonio Mizcoc, a ministry spokesman.
www.mad-cow.org /jun99_late_news.html   (8512 words)

 Belgian government restructures armed forces and "restarts its African policy"
At the end of May, the Belgian cabinet agreed to a significant restructuring of the country's armed forces.
In early May, the Belgian government decided to pull out of the US Joint Strike Fighter programme, which would have provided a replacement for Belgium's F-16 fighters after 2015.
The government has delayed a decision on an alternative, but may well decide to join with other EU members in purchasing the rival Euro-fighter.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/jun2000/belg-j09.shtml   (652 words)

In the 1990s the Belgian government was involved in numerous scandals that tainted it with a reputation for incompetence and corruption.
In 1998, Belgian statesman and former NATO secretary-general Willy Claes was convicted of bribery.
Belgium: Government - Government Belgium is a federal parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107329.html   (1099 words)

 Plutonium Investigation - Our News - 04/03/2000 - Belgian Government Questions the Quality-Control of La Hague ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Belgian Secretary of State for Energy Olivier Deleuze yesterday evening issued a press release that implicitly questions the quality control guarantees of the nuclear waste packages produced at the La Hague reprocessing facilities.
The Belgian Government is assuming on the return, over a seven-year period, of 15 containers each containing 28 vitrified waste canisters.
The move of the Belgian Government raises questions over the quality control of waste products that have very long half-lives.
www.wise-paris.org /english/ournews/year_2000/ournews000304.html   (357 words)

 Belgian government threatens Iranian asylum seekers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The degree to which the Belgian government has ties with the Islamic regime of Iran can be seen clearly in its high number of refusals for Iranian asylum claims.
The Belgian government is negotiating with the Iranian authorities the deportation of Iranian asylum seekers whose asylum claim has been refused.
If this protest proves to be successful, then it would be a defeat and a precdent for the other EU countries in their anti asylum policies.
www.marxist.com /Europe/belgian_gov_and_iranis.htm   (660 words)

 CPT: Press Release: Publication of the follow-up report of the Belgian Government
STRASBOURG, 12.07.99 – The Belgian Government has decided to make public its follow-up report in response to the report drawn up by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) after its visit to Belgium in 1997.
This follow-up report forms part of the ongoing dialogue established between the CPT and the Belgian authorities.
The CPT's report on its 1997 visit was published in June 1998 and the interim report of the Belgian Government in March 1999.
www.cpt.coe.int /documents/bel/1999-07-12-eng.htm   (286 words)

 Belgian Government Publications
The Belgian Federal Parliament consists of two chambers, the Chambre des Représentants and the Sénat.
The Chambre alone is responsible for budgets, army quotas, naturalisation and laws relating the responsibilities of federal ministers.
The Belgian Parliament web site at www.fed-parl.be/frindex.html gives access to the full text of the Constitution and to the web sites of the two houses.
www.lse.ac.uk /library/govpub/Belgium/belgian_government_publications.htm   (1246 words)

 Manga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, they imported Western artists to teach their students things such as line, form and colour (things which were never concentrated on in ukiyo-e as the idea behind the picture was normally considered more important).
Manga as people know it in the 20th and 21st centuries only really came into being after World War II when the government bans on any non- propaganda were lifted and many publishers sprang up.
In the 20th century, manga came to refer to comics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manga   (2189 words)

Belgian Government to roll out pilot of Europe's largest government deployment of Java technology enabled ID cards
The EID project sees the Belgian government taking a leading position in the world for eGoverment and electronic ID for citizens.
Last week marked the start of the pilot phase, with tens of thousands of cards being distributed among the inhabitants of 11 cities spread over Belgium, allowing the system and its logistics to be tested on a real scale.
www.sun.com /smi/Press/sunflash/2003-04/sunflash.20030410.2.html   (847 words)

 USATODAY.com - Libya's Gadhafi to visit EU members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Workers were erecting a prayer tent for Gadhafi on the wooded estate at Val Duchesse, a royal mansion on the outskirts of Brussels used by the Belgian government for visiting dignitaries.
Gadhafi has said he will seek full membership in the aid and trade program the EU runs with its Mediterranean neighbors, although his application will have to be approved later by EU governments.
A Belgian government spokesman said only photo opportunities were planned for Gadhafi's other stops in Belgium, including Wednesday's meeting with the Confederation of Belgian Industry and a reception at the Belgian Parliament.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-04-26-gadhafi_x.htm   (550 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Europe - Belgium - Government Facts and Figures
note: as a result of the 1993 constitutional revision that furthered devolution into a federal state, there are now three levels of government (federal, regional, and linguistic community) with a complex division of responsibilities
Supreme Court of Justice or Hof van Cassatie (in Dutch) or Cour de Cassation (in French) (judges are appointed for life by the Government; candidacies have to be submitted by the High Justice Council)
Christian, Socialist, and Liberal Trade Unions; Federation of Belgian Industries; numerous other associations representing bankers, manufacturers, middle-class artisans, and the legal and medical professions; various organizations represent the cultural interests of Flanders and Wallonia; various peace groups such as Pax Christi and groups representing immigrants
www.geographyiq.com /countries/be/Belgium_government.htm   (519 words)

 Belgian government "involuntarily" compares Bush with monkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Belgian city of Bruges, where football club " Club Brugge " is highly popular, has developed a strategy against this violence.
Clearly that is the case, and also the problem: any reasonably sane government should have vetted the contents of the training programme before recommending it.
As is clearly explained in the article, the Belgian government was not at the origin of the Powerpoint presentation, but as they distributed and recommended the presentation, they are 'involved'.
lvb.net /item/969   (2748 words)

 An Annotated History Timeline of Modern Science [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He applied for a patent for his telescope with the Belgian government.
Even though he was paid very well for his invention, a patent was not granted because it was felt it could not be kept a secret.
René Descartes publishes Principles of Philosophy arguing that the universe is governed by simple laws and that natural processes could have shaped the earth.
kosmoi.com /Science/History   (2785 words)

The Belgian Federal Government http://www.fgov.be has issued a series
along the Belgian coast, there are also the minerals.
The Belgian coast is a great tourist attraction
www.eurocbc.org /page94.html   (436 words)

 Belgian Government | Belgium's Government | Belgiums Government
Government type : federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch
Independence : 4 October 1830 a provisional government declared independence from the Netherlands; 21 July 1831 the ascension of King Leopold I to the throne
Judicial branch : Supreme Court of Justice or Hof van Cassatie (in Dutch) or Cour de Cassation (in French) (judges are appointed for life by the Government; candidacies have to be submitted by the High Justice Council)
www.travelblog.org /World/be-gov.html   (421 words)

Professor of law at the University of Louvain, minister in the Belgian Government, b.
He showed a marked preference for national political history, his principal work on the subject being the "History of the Reign of Leopold I".
These works and many others secured his admission to the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Institute of France; he was commissioned by the former institution to write the volume devoted to its centenary (1872).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14705a.htm   (677 words)

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