"Under the government decision all the [counter-terrorism] projects are being implemented promptly and within the shortest time period. There was no other decision for the date," Martine Maelschalck said, commenting on whether Brussels will consider increasing appropriate funds for measures to counter terrorism.
She added that in the 2016 budget the spending on security and fight against terrorism was doubled compared to 2015.
Two blasts took place in the departure hall of the Brussels Zaventem international airport on Tuesday. Another explosion took place at the Maelbeek metro station near the European Union institutions. Thirty-one people were killed and more than 300 were injured in the attacks. The responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.