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The government supports Jean-Pascal van Ypersele's candidacy for the IPCC chairmanship

On Friday 28 October 2022 the Council of Ministers approved a note on the federal government's support for the candidacy of Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (UCLouvain, Earth and Life Institute) for the IPCC chairmanship. The note was submitted by Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State for Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy, and co-signed by Alexander De Croo, Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Zakia Khattabi and Hadja Lahbib. 
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Recovery and resilience plan ratified by the Council

Another step forward for the recovery plan. Download the ratified version of the recovery and resilience plan!
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Research and Development (R&D): Belgium passes the 3% of GDP mark for the first time

According to the R&D survey carried out by the Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) among the public, private, private non-profit and education sectors, Belgium exceeds for the first time the European target of 3% of GDP invested in research and development. In 2019, the R&D-GDP expenditure ratio reaches 3,17%
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« The Belgians have their heads in the stars »

Call for applications from the European Space Agency (ESA): 1019 Belgians have applied!
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Flanders wants to buy the Dynasty Palace - "The Dynasty Palace is not for sale”

State Secretary for Recovery and Strategic Investments Thomas Dermine reacts to the comments made today by the Flemish Minister of Tourism Zuhal Demir on the Bruzz website. The minister indicated her desire to buy the Dynasty Palace to make it a permanent showcase for Flemish tourism.
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Additional Belgian contribution to the construction of the "Extremely Large Telescope"

On the proposal of State Secretary for Science Policy Thomas Dermine, the Council of Ministers agreed on an additional contribution from Belgium for the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the operational phase of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in the framework of the ELT.
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Belgium sends recovery plan to European Commission

The federal government today gave green light to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The plan was submitted today to an electronic consultation committee and then sent to the European Commission. The Belgian economic recovery is fully in line with the transition to a sustainable and digital economy.
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Why not enjoy the spring holidays and (re)visit the federal museums?

The North Sea dam is likely to be very busy, the occupancy rate of gites in the Ardennes is approaching 100%, tourist stays abroad are forbidden 
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Consultation on draft recovery and resilience plan for Belgium continues

To succeed in reviving our country after the unprecedented health crisis we are experiencing, we must bring together all the forces present and converge our actions. It goes without saying that social consultation has a key role to play in this.
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Revision of the Royal Decree for the implementation of the law on space objects

On the proposal of the Secretary of State for Science Policy Thomas Dermine, the Council of Ministers approved a draft Royal Decree that revises the Royal Decree implementing the law on space objects.

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