July 21st, 2020
Announcement by Finance Minister Alexander De Croo on rescue deal for Brussels Airlines
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexander De Croo confirms that a draft agreement has been reached with Lufthansa Group and Brussels Airlines for the rescue of Brussels Airlines. Yesterday evening, the Minister explained the agreement reached to the federal inner cabinet.The Finance Minister emphasises that the State aid, combined with the social partnership agreement and the new business plan, should lead to profitable growth for Brussels Airlines in the wake of the corona crisis.…
May 27th, 2020
"Recovery plan von der Leyen historic and balanced"
The European Commission's recovery plan strikes a good balance between solidarity and responsibility.
May 15th, 2020
Joint statement by the Belgian Federal Government and Lufthansa Group on Brussels Airlines
Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Alexander De Croo and Minister of Employment Nathalie Muylle met today with Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa Group, Thorsten Dirks, Co-chairman of Brussels Airlines and member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Group and Dieter Vranckx, CEO of Brussels Airlines. The Federal Government of Belgium expressed the importance it attaches to the proper follow-up of restructuring…
April 3rd, 2020
Belgium allocates 5 million euros for CEPI research into COVID-19
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will release five million euros for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. These funds will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an international alliance of public and private partners, which intends to accelerate the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.
March 24th, 2020
Guarantee scheme for individuals and companies affected by the corona crisis
The federal government, the National Bank of Belgium and the financial sector are joining forces to maintain lending to private individuals, self-employed people and businesses.