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    Soldiers and police patrol on Brussels' Grand Place as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level on November 23, 2015

    Belgium, France to Hold Joint Counterterrorism Summit in Brussels Monday

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    Belgium and France will convene a joint extraordinary summit on the measures to counter terrorism, as well as the migrant crisis in Brussels on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The summit will be held at the Chateau of Val Duchesse, famous for a number of important formal meetings, including the first European Commission meeting in 1958 and the Belgo-British Conferences  in the 2000s.

    The purpose of the summit is to address and improve bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to develop more effective collaboration on migrant camps on the French-Belgian border.

    The participants of the summit are expected to be France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, and French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, and their Belgian counterparts — Interior Minister Jan Jambon and Minister of Justice Koen Geens.

    On November 13, a series of terrorist attacks in Paris claimed the lives of some 130 people. The Islamic State (ISIL, Daesh) terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    Some of the terrorists allegedly responsible for the attacks arrived in France from Belgium, according to the police. One of the key perpetrators, Salah Abdeslam, who is still at large, lived in a Brussels district with large migrant population.

    The forces of both France and Belgium have been on high alert and in coordination following the attacks.


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    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
      It will be useless..the schengen zone needs to be controlled..
    • FlorianGeyer
      Isn't it wonderful that all the talks, meetings and more talks are held in top grade hotels etc with all the trappings of security zones and lots and lots of police .

      Why not have their meetings in a military camp instead? It would be a lot cheaper, less disruption for civilians and more conducive to actually get a positive result rather than chat up a prostitute at a very expensive bar.
    • Mother Gorilla
      They ought to expose Germany. Its terror attacks are getting deflected to them!
    • avatar
      When are the public in the west going to get sick and tired of fake politicians, fake elections, fake meetings, fake speeches, fake terror attacks, fake reasons, fake arguments, fake security measures, fake booga boogas, fake enemies, fake opposition intellectuals, fake global warming, fake Osama ben Laden, fake ISIS, fake new-killer programs, fake WMDs, fake science, fake neo-Nazis, fake Holocaust, fake vaccines, fake epidemics, fake viruses, fake HIV, fake ADD, fake ADHD, fake Einstein, fake human rights, fake moneys ...... causing real innocent lives loss and miseries every day.
    • Blackiein reply toart(Show commentHide comment)
      Hi Mr,
      Eve the toilet paper money is fake.
      Who is the power behid the power? .
    • Blackiein reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
      Mother Gorilla,
      Germay and their police state is a joke, now they have to house and feed these new Germans.They need money ad social workers not brain dead storm troop cops, or lousy conditions to make them more angry .
    • Mother Gorillain reply toBlackie(Show commentHide comment)
      Blackie, glad you are back and weren't bombed out of the sky by USIS. What I feel about these attacks is utter amazement that Germany, the biggest country in Europe and major NATO country, has not suffered a major attack yet. In my mind there is only one explanation: a secret deal with USIS. Of course that might crack any time, as the migrants (all migrants) are being abused and scapegoated. How is the weather back in the Congo?
    • Blackiein reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
      Mother Gorilla,
      I was happy in the Sun, but you know I get so angry when in Europe because my pigmentation is so black that the Sun is not able to get through the black clouds into my black skin.
      It is a big problem for very black people, and we need vitamin C.
      That is why I am miserable in Winter .
    • Mother Gorillain reply toBlackie(Show commentHide comment)
      Blackie, what is worse, the white people get miserable, too, I don't know what excuse they got, certainly not pigmentation, but then they start their wars...
    • Is it because I am black?in reply toBlackie(Show commentHide comment)
      Blackie, I must concur with Mother Gorilla, the Earth is a very aggressive planet as seen from our heights, and white people seem at least as much if not more involved in the aggression than blacks, so while you suffer, you seem to be able to cope with the stress better than those MIC fellows.
      * MIC- military industrial complex
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