2018 in Belgium

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List of years in Belgium

Events in the year 2018 in Belgium.



  • 17 May — 2-year-old Mawda Shawri killed by a police bullet[2][3][4][5]
  • 29 May — Two police officers and a civilian bystander killed in 2018 Liège attack
  • 31 August — Summer of 2018 is the hottest in almost 200 years[7]
  • 9 December – a political crisis emerged over whether to sign the Global Compact for Migration; N-VA is against whereas the other three parties support it. On December 4, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, announced that the issue would be taken to parliament for a vote.[8] On 5 December, parliament voted 106 to 36 in favor of backing the agreement.[9] Michel stated that he would endorse the pact on behalf of the parliament, not on behalf of the divided government.[10] Consequently, N-VA quit the government; the other three parties continue as a minority government (Michel II).
  • 16 December – More than 5,500 people marched in a protest against the Global Compact for Migration, organized by Flemish right-wing parties. A smaller counter-demonstration of around 1,000 people was organised by left-wing groups.[11]
  • 18 December – Prime Minister Charles Michel presented his government's resignation to the King, who accepted it a few days later.[12]








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  2. ^ Rod Austin (18 May 2018). "Two-year-old girl dies after incident involving armed police in Belgium". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Rod Austin; Jennifer Rankin (18 May 2018). "Belgian authorities admit two-year-old girl was shot after police chase". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Rod Austin (25 May 2018). "Belgian police who shot dead two-year-old 'want to justify' tragedy, says lawyer". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Daniel Boffey (29 May 2018). "Belgians' anger grows over status of parents of girl killed by police". The Guardian.
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/world/europe/iran-france-belgium-bomb.html
  7. ^ "Summer of 2018 is the hottest in almost 200 years". VRT. 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ Casert, Raf (4 December 2018). "Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government". The Washington Post.
  9. ^ "Belgian PM wins backing for UN migration pact". France 24. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Belgian PM Charles Michel wins backing for UN migration pact". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-17/police-fire-tear-gas-at-anti-immigration-protesters-at-eu-hq/10625622
  12. ^ "Crise gouvernementale: que va-t-il se passer maintenant?". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  13. ^ NWS, VRT (30 January 2018). "Televisiepionier "Tante" Terry Van Ginderen is overleden".
  14. ^ "Eric Geboers career profile". bestsports.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Singer Maurane dies days after comeback in Belgium". BBC News. BBC. 8 May 2018.
  16. ^ Quoidbach, Serge (15 May 2018). "PORTRAIT: William Vance, le dessinateur de XIII, s'est éteint". L'Echo (in French).
  17. ^ "Baron Edouard-Jean Empain (76) is overleden". www.demorgen.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Décès du baron Édouard-Jean Empain à qui les ravisseurs coupèrent une phalange dans les années 70" (in French). Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  19. ^ https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20181003_03804861/kleinkunstzanger-hugo-raspoet-bekend-van-helena-overleden
  20. ^ http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20181003_03804854
  21. ^ https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/10/03/kleinkunstzanger-hugo-raspoet-77-is-overleden/
  22. ^ https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181005_03811119
  23. ^ http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20181025_03871489
  24. ^ https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/10/25/eliane-liekendael-eerste-vrouwelijke-procureur-generaal-over/
  25. ^ https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N1Y81TQ
  26. ^ km. "Jean-Pierre Van Rossem is overleden op 73-jarige en leeft terug in onze zielen tussen pot en sigaret leeftijd". De Standaard. Archived from the original on 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
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