Category Archives: Belgium

BELGIUM : €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts [UPDATE : Foreign Affairs, Intel Committee & State Security Offices Raided by Police]

“There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA.” Denis Goeman — Spokesman from Brussels’ prosecutor’s office “Making the interest and other earnings freely available to the Libyan Investment Authority is … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — BELGIUM : €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts

“There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA.” Denis Goeman — Spokesman from Brussels’ prosecutor’s office “Making the interest and other earnings freely available to the Libyan Investment Authority is … Continue reading

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Den of Spies — Belgium Counterintelligence Chief Accused of Spying for Russia [UPDATE]

“If Clement Vandenborre is proved to have worked for Russia, it would be the biggest spy scandal since Herman Simm, an Estonian defence ministry official, was convicted of Russian espionage in Tallinn in 2009.” Andrew Rettman — EU Observer (February 15 … Continue reading

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Belgium — Intel Oversight Committee Annual Report Released

“Since the exception [special methods] is nowadays used so often, it is no longer exceptional.” Belgium — Intel Oversight Committee Annual Report (December 2019) “Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside … Continue reading

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Brussels, Den of Spies — The European Capital is a playground for spies

“Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside the EU.” Peter Gridling — Head of Austria’s domestic intelligence agency (June 2018) “Belgium may seem an unlikely destination for a Chinese agent. In … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015) [2019]

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” New York Times (December 24 2016) “We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks are … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — Belgium Most Wanted Fehriye Erdal Is Arrested [September 26 1999]

“Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx and Interior Minister Patrick Dewael survived a storm of criticism over the disappearance of Turkish militant Fehriye Erdal during a Parliament debate on Monday night. (…) Questioned how it was possible that Erdal was allowed to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Belgian Diplomat Accused of Helping Russia : “Stirred, not Shaken”

“During one of the phone calls we listened to, he (Oswald Gantois) said himself that he had played too much James Bond but that every diplomat must be a bit of a spy.” Ann Fransen — Belgian federal prosecutor ‘I never … Continue reading

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Belgium — World Top Arms Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years. Not Jailed for Now. [UPDATE : BELGA News Agency Launches Disinformation Campaign]

“The reason I’ll be released is the same reason you think I’ll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your … Continue reading

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Belgium — World Top Arms Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years. Not Jailed for Now. [UPDATE : Jacques Monsieur Transferred to Belgium]

“The reason I’ll be released is the same reason you think I’ll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your … Continue reading

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