January 17th, 2017
Alexander De Croo Attends the World Economic Forum in Davos
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is participating in the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week. Together with King Philip, he will attend a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Minister De Croo will also be discussing digitalization and international development while in Davos.
December 21st, 2016
Belgium allocates four million euros extra humanitarian aid in Mosul, Iraq
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional four million euros in emergency humanitarian aid for the people of Mosul. Since October a fierce battle is raging in and around Mosul to recapture the city controlled by Islamic State (IS). One and a half million people are endangered. The additional contribution will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), active on the field.
December 20th, 2016
Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo worried on the situation in the DRCongo
Last night, the mandate of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) came to an end, as stipulated by the Constitution. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo regret that elections were not organized before this date. They are very worried on the situation in the DRC.
December 15th, 2016
Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo call for respect for humanitarian principles in Aleppo
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, have reacted with consternation to the very worrisome events of the past few days in Aleppo, in particular in Eastern Aleppo. It is of utmost importance that the humanitarian principles be upheld, in particular those that guarantee humanitarian access and the respect for the principles of the law of armed conflict and international…
December 14th, 2016
The Belgian Development Cooperation allocates 25 million euros this year for combating climate change in Least Developed Countries
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo decided to allocate an additional 15 million euros this year for the fight against climate change in the Least Developed Countries through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This aid brings the total multilateral climate finance allocated by Minister De Croo in 2016 to 25 million euros.