Rede von PTB-Präsident Raoul Hedebouw am 1. Mai 2024 in Brüssel, Belgien.
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As in other European countries, the Russian attack on Ukraine provoked a lot of emotions in Belgium. The Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, immediately condemned the aggression as “one of the darkest moments since the Second World War”. On February 24, the day Russian tanks rolled into their neighbouring country, De Croo (from the Dutch-speaking liberal party ‘Open VLD’), addressed the federal parliament: “What is at stake today is nothing less than peace and security in Europe […] Together with our allies we will ...
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Interview with Sofie Merckx

Florian Horn, RLS Brussels
Medics for the people (Médecine pour le people, MPLP) BelgiumSofie Merckx, 45, is a general practitioner and works at the Medics for the people (Médecine pour le people, MPLP) health center in Charleroi, Belgium. From 2012 to 2019 she has been member of the city council of Charleroi for the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA). In 2019 she has been elected member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. Medics for the people is a network of 11 first line health centers in Belgium. At the moment, 65 doctors and a total of 250 (doctors, nurses, other paramedical...
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