February 9th, 2017
Belgium contributes 10 million euro to Global Fundraising Initiative ‘She Decides’ and organizes international conference on 2nd of March in Brussels
Belgium is organizing on 2nd of March in Brussels the International Conference She Decides. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will chair the international conference. Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark are co-organizer. On behalf of Belgium, minister De Croo also pledges 10 million euro to the Global Fundraising Initiative She Decides in support of the rights of girls and women, and in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
February 3rd, 2017
WFP and Belgium start efforts to deploy drones in humanitarian emergencies
The United Nations World Food Programme and Government of Belgium are launching an initiative to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, widely known as drones) in humanitarian emergencies.
February 2nd, 2017
Tax shelter start-ups are now also applicable to investments via crowdfunding platforms
Minister of Digital Agenda, Alexander De Croo, is satisfied with the new legal framework for crowdfunding platforms. This law, which takes effect on 1 February, expands the tax shelter for start-ups to investments via crowdfunding platforms. “A good thing for beginning entrepreneurs and investors,” according to Minister of Digital Agenda, Alexander De Croo.
January 28th, 2017
She Decides: Launch crowdfunding and international conference in Brussels this spring
This Spring, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will host an international conference in Brussels with like-minded countries and organizations that join forces to support aid organizations and UN agencies working around family planning and women's rights. Earlier this week, the White House banned funding for organizations that support girls and women in developing countries on family planning, contraception and safe abortions. The…
January 25th, 2017
De Croo supports Dutch proposal for an international fund for safe abortion
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo supports the initiative of Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen to establish an international fund for safe abortion. Minister De Croo had a telephone contact this afternoon with his Dutch colleague to convey the Belgian support. The proposal is a reaction to the decision by US President Trump to stop funding organizations that help women in developing countries with family planning and, in…