Benelux the good light of the North 

Benelux celebrated its 60th Birthday  While the European Union attempts to manage the Brexit crisis and Eurosceptic and nationalist forces raise their heads in certain EU countries, reinforced cooperations between members of the EU desiring…

Statement

by Prof. Dr. Anton van der Geld on the ‘Foundation BeNeLux-University' guided by his motto: ‘living by the power of imagination and renewal’ The Benelux Union is celebrating its 60th anniversary, at the same moment the ‘Foundation…

Views of Mark Eyskens on the BENELUX and on current European and International Affairs

Former Belgian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs More than 60 yearS of BENELUX In fact the 60th birthday of BENELUX could be fake news. Actually the BENELUX is much older. The idea of creating a bond started already at the end…

Herman Van Rompuy

President Emeritus of the European Council on present European and International Affairs and on dealing with populism in Europe The World is changing. In which direction are we evolving and what do you think is the right way forward? First…

ASEM Global Partners for Global Challenges

H.E. Zhang Ming Ambassador of China to the European Union On 18 and 19 October, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joined other leaders of ASEM members for the 12th ASEM Summit in Brussels. The theme of this summit “Global Partners for Global Challenges”…

H.E. Elisabeth Kornfeind

Ambassador of Austria to the Kingdom of Belgium and to NATO on diplomatic activities during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. I have taken up my duties as Austrian Ambassador for the Kingdom of Belgium and NATO…

H.E. E. Rodney M. Perera Ambassador of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s strategic location is its key asset. On the South Western coast, it is located in very close proximity to the world’s busiest sea-lane in the Indian Ocean connecting maritime traffic from Europe, Africa and Asia. On the Northern…

H.E. Asein Isaev Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic has a rich history in the Old Silk Roads, but most of that history is still a secret for Europeans What is your country doing to disclose these hidden secrets to the West? Manas Kumbez, Tash-Rabat caravanserai (IXth century)…

H.E. Lilian Darii AmbasSador of the Republic of Moldova

an introduction to Discover Moldova's History and its Traditions I was recently accredited as Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and my aim is to maintain and develop as much as possible the relations with these countries at all levels and…

Issam El-Debs comments on the syrian situation

as the honorary Consul General of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Philippines Issam El-Debs has been living in the Philippines for the past 40 years and the number of Syrian nationals living in the Philippines is estimated at 8000, mostly engaged…