Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Greece

Belgium in Greece and Cyprus

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Embassy Cyprus

Letter of Ambassador Luc Liebaut

Welcome to the website of the Belgian Embassy in Athens.

On this site, you will find practical information on the Belgian Embassy in Athens (opening hours, who is who) as well as on the Belgian clubs and Belgian honorary consuls in Greece and Cyprus. You will also find information on the services offered by this Embassy (registration, identity card, passport, visa, citizenship, legalisation, nationality, etcetera), an events' calendar (cultural activities, Belgian business Club, visits and so on) and numerous links to Belgian authorities and to the sites of the communities and regions in Belgium. For Belgium is a federal country, as you may know. 

I wish you lots of pleasure while exploring this site. Please do not hesitate to mail your remarks, questions and suggestions to athens@diplobel.fed.be.

News

17 Jan

In response to the call of UNRWA's Commissioner-General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 19 million EURO over the next 3 years to UNRWA, the United Nations agency which provides humanitarian help to Palestinian refugees. Belgium is one of the few donors that provides this kind of multi-annual funding. Considering the financial difficulties which UNRWA currently faces, the Belgian annual contribution will be disbursed immediately. The US government decided yesterday to suspend half of its support to UNRWA.

12 Jan

The Council of Ministers approved this morning a draft law on consular assistance to Belgians abroad. This draft law was submitted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. Consular assistance is the help which Belgians receive from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when they are in trouble abroad.

11 Jan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met today with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Among the issues discussed, he raised the case of Ahmadreza Djalali and the fact that the death penalty should not be applied. Didier Reynders repeated that Belgium was, as a matter of principle, opposed to death penalty and in favour of a fair trial. The case of Hamid Babaeï and other issues related to human rights were also discussed.

11 Jan

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.

10 Jan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.