Belgium


Jewish Groups Challenge Belgian Shechitah Ban in High Court

Jewish groups in Belgium have brought legal action before the country’s highest court, asking it to overturn legislation that would effectively ban kosher and halal meat production. This past summer,…

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Shechitah Banned in Two Out of Three Belgian Regions

The parliament in Flanders, Belgian’s northern Flemish-speaking region, voted on Wednesday to ban all slaughter of animals without pre-stunning. There are no exemptions for religious slaughter as there are in…

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Belgian PM: Push Brexit Button; U.K. Must Pay

British expectations in its divorce proceedings from the European Union are “not realistic,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Friday, sending a clear warning that Britain will not escape having…

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New Proposal Threatens Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Religious communities in Belgium expressed grave concern over proposed legislation that would make stunning a requirement even for kosher and halal meat production. The bill, which would affect the country’s…

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Car Tries to Ram Antwerp Shopping Area; Security Tightened

Belgian authorities tightened security on Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump…

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Belgian Woman Arrested Over Possible Attack Plan

Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of helping people who planned to launch an attack somewhere in Europe. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the 24-year-old woman, identified as Molly…

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