Turkey investigates Islamophobia in Europe

Turkey investigates Islamophobia in Europe

The Turkish Parliament is concerned about the treatment inflicted on Muslims in Europe. The Assembly wishes therefore to lead an investigation on Islamophobia in four countries of the Old Continent — of which Belgium — reported on Monday Flemish newspapers Het Nieuwsblad, Gazet van Antwerpen and De Standaard. Such an initiative follows the numerous racist reactions raised by the birth of the first baby in 2018 in Vienna, a girl of Turkish origin. Numerous xenophobic remarks appeared on the social media when an Austrian paper published on Facebook a photo…

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De Wever warns: “If Theo Francken has to resign, the New Flemish Alliance will have to leave the coalition government”

De Wever warns: “If Theo Francken has to resign, the New Flemish Alliance will have to leave the coalition government”

The President of the New Flemish Aliiance, Bart De Wever, on Sunday issued a warning to his federal government coalition partners. He said if the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, has to resign, the New Flemish Alliance will also leave the government. De Wever stated to VTM, “If Theo Francken is asked to stand down, then the New Flemish Alliance will do likewise. I am clear on this subject. I wholeheartedly support Theo Francken, and I will not let him be brought down by this.” The…

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Cosmetic sector determined to do without microplastics by 2020

Cosmetic sector determined to do without microplastics by 2020

The cosmetic, detergent and cleaning products sector is committed to totally abolishing plastic microbeads in “rince-off” cosmetics and dental products by 31 December 2019. This is a first in Europe. This commitment is part of a sectoral agreement, which the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Marie Christine Marghem, will sign Tuesday with DETIC, the Belgium-Luxembourg Association of cosmetic, detergent and cleaning products producers and distributors. Microplastics are solid particles of less than 5 millimetres, completely or partially composed of insoluble synthetic polymers which are non-biodegradable in an aquatic environment….

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