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REACTION TO EUROPEAN COUNCIL’S CONCLUSIONS – BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE| EU & BELGIUM 15th December

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:50
The British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium welcomes the declaration by the European Council that “sufficient progress” has been made in the negotiation of the UK withdrawal from the EU, and its decision to move to phase two. We urge the Commission to proceed swiftly with the negotiations on a withdrawal agreement incorporating …

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Joint Statement

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:30
An alliance of northern European Coastal Chambers accounting for 70% of EU-UK trade urge British and EU negotiators to create clarity on a future trade friendly relationship as soon as possible now that sufficient progress has been made. The Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce represented by Voka – Flanders Chamber of Commerce and BECI …

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A Day in the Life of David McAllister MEP

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:00
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Golden Bridge Awards Spotlight 2

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:33
The Golden Bridge Awards recognise the trade and export success of UK companies doing business in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies doing business in the UK. Following on from our previous GBA Spotlight, we are happy to present two more of this year’s finalists: Doncasters Settas and Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge.   …

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15 things you know about the British Chamber as Chief Executive

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:00
We sat down with Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium and he told us 15 interesting, historical and weird facts about the chamber. The British Chamber has been around since 1898. The chamber was called the Anglo-American Chamber of Commerce for a while. Our oldest member, Law …

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A Day in the Life of An Ambassador: Olivier Nicoloff

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 06:00
There is always an occasion in my day to remind me that to work in Brussels as Canadian Ambassador for bilateral relations is a real privilege.

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Golden Bridge Awards Spotlight: FAO27, Ale and Renson

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:34
The Golden Bridge Awards recognise the trade and investment success of UK companies doing business in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies doing business in the UK. As the 2017 awards ceremony draws closer, we learn a little more about three of this year’s finalists, FAO27, Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) and Renson. The company was …

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Golden Bridge Awards 2016 Winners: Where are they now – Orega and Bel’Export

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:34
  The Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Awards present an exciting opportunity for UK companies trading or investing in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies trading or investing in the UK to showcase their bilateral success to an international jury and celebrate their achievements during an exclusive ceremony hosted by the British Ambassador to Belgium, …

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A week in the life of a Deputy Director General

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:05
What does a Deputy Director General do in the European Commission?  My job is to help the Director General run a Directorate General in the European Commission.   A Directorate General, DG for short, is the equivalent of a Ministry in a country.  My DG, DG CONNECT, looks after telecoms, digital and tech policy, online content, ICT research …

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Inside Europe: National Politics in Spain

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:21
On October the 1st, nearly 900 people were injured and roughly 770,000 votes were confiscated because of the raids by Spanish police. It is the first time that we have seen a full member state of the European Union using its police forces against peaceful voters.

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Shoot4Change and Crowdphotography

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:30
"Those who take a picture acquire awareness of the social reality in which they live."

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Employment opportunities: British Black youth and the ‘ethnic penalty’

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:30
According to a recent report by the UK's Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee (1), "There are stark differences in youth unemployment by ethnic group. In the year to June 2016, the unemployment rate among 16-24 year olds was 30% for black people, 26% for people from Bangladeshi or Pakistani ethnic background, and 13% for white people. While unemployment rates fall substantially with age for all ethnicities, the relative positions of the groups largely persist (2017, 11)."

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A Day in the life of MEP Dita Charanzová

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 06:30
  Dita Charanzová is a Member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. MEP Charanzová is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. She is also a member of several delegations including; the Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee, Delegation for relations with Mercosur …

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Baking Spotlight

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:59
  Top left: Uzma kicks off the the Monday meeting baking rota with home made chocolate cereal treats. Top right: Kelly shares her home made cakes. A delightful chocolate cake and a moist sponge cake. Bottom centre: Kelvin is all smiles with his fresh croissants from a local bakery.Filed under: Uncategorized
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Brexit – the Voices of European Business

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:00
New research by the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) aims to give European businesses a voice. Key areas of common interest are identified, highlighting the priorities for a Brexit that secures prosperity for Europe. Business leaders across Europe need to be listened to. They also need clear signals from the EU and UK …

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Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Awards 2017 – Last Call for Applications

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 06:00
Gain visibility and recognition for excellence in trade and export by applying for the Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Awards. What is the Golden Bridge Trade and Export Awards? The 2017 Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Awards present an exciting opportunity for UK companies trading or investing in Belgium, and Belgian and Luxembourgian companies trading …

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New Erasmus interns arrive at the British Chamber 2017-2018

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 08:11
  After a quiet summer (especially for certain negotiators..) the British Chamber welcomes their new interns (from L to R), Nikki Rai, Kelvin Akinpelu, Matt Richards, Joe Lush and Kelly-Ann Fonderson who are all university students from the UK who are doing their one year placement as part of their degree. Nikki is studying French …

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Spotlight on the UK-EU Relations Committee with the Chair Tom Parker

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:30
This week we sat down with Chair of the UK-EU Relations Committee, Tom Parker, to gain an insight into what the upcoming plans are for the committee. What are the UK-EU Relations Working Group’s plans for the next year? Our plan is to remain at the heart of the Brexit discussion, recognised by our members …

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Golden Bridge Awards: Where are they now – Shanks Group plc

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 07:30
The 2017 Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Awards present an exciting opportunity for UK companies trading or investing in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies trading or investing in the UK to showcase their bilateral success to an international jury and celebrate their achievements during an exclusive ceremony hosted by the British Ambassador to Belgium, …

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Spotlight on Brussels New Generation with Chair, Joseph Lemaire

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:30
This week we sat down with Chair of Brussels New Generation Joseph Lemaire to gain an insight into what the upcoming plans are for our young professionals network. What are you most proud of in your time as Brussels New Generation chair so far? The work done by the whole Brussels New Generation team. Every …

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