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Historic Apology issued by Netherlands Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte on Sunday, 26th January 2020, made the country’s first apology for the persecution of Jews during the 2nd World War. He made this historic apology, first-of-its-kind made by any government in this regard, during the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration in Amsterdam, on the eve of the 75th anniversary ..

Sophie Wilmes becomes first female PM of Belgium

Sophie Wilmes, a centre-right liberal from French-speaking community, has taken office as the first female Prime Minister of Belgium in its 189-year history. She succeeded caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December 2019.

‘Van Rompuy’ again elected as European Council President

The mandate of European Council’s current President Van Rompuy has been increased by another 2.5 years. This was decided at a meeting of the Leaders of EU in Brussels. The former Belgian Prime Minister was the only candidate for the post.