Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

Belgium ignores Libyan delegation tasked to follow up on released frozen assets

  • 11 December 2018 - 22:08
Belgium ignores Libyan delegation tasked to follow up on released frozen assets

Belgium has ignored the Libyan delegation that arrived in Brussels last week, a source from the Belgian government told Ean Libya. The delegation includes Omar Tantush, Yusuf Al-Aqouri, House of Representatives member Morad Hamima, who are tasked with probing the release of Libyan frozen assets...

Benzeer: Libya’s Attorney General should probe release of frozen assets in Belgium

  • 3 December 2018 - 21:49
Benzeer: Libya’s Attorney General should probe release of frozen assets in Belgium

The Libyan professor of International Law and Human Rights, Dr. Ramadan Benzeer, has recently commented on the issue of the release of Libyan frozen assets in Belgium.   "The Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt confirms and the Chairman of the Libyan...

Politico: Five European countries released Libya’s frozen assets

  • 17 November 2018 - 12:30
Politico: Five European countries released Libya’s frozen assets

Libya’s sovereign wealth fund said five EU countries paid out money from frozen accounts in Europe that once belonged to Muammar Gaddafi, despite international sanctions. Libyan Investment Authority told Politico via e-mail that the UK, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium all released...

Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:57
Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

A Belgian investigation is underway into the billions of euros missing from Belgian banks that belonged to the Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This investigation comes following the accusations that Belgium authorities were paying out interest and dividends on frozen Libyan bank accounts. Belgium...

Belgium investigating lost Libyan frozen assets in its banks

  • 29 October 2018 - 22:10
Belgium investigating lost Libyan frozen assets in its banks

Prosecutors are investigating whether Belgian banks paid out interest and dividends on accounts frozen under U.N. sanctions in 2011 as the Libyan state under Muammar Gaddafi collapsed, public broadcaster RTBF said on Monday. Prosecutors, the government and Belgian banks did not comment on the...

UN report: Belgium violated freezing of Libya’s assets through Euroclear bank

  • 12 September 2018 - 21:40
UN report: Belgium violated freezing of Libya’s assets through Euroclear bank

The UN panel of experts on Libya said Tuesday that Belgium is in violation of international sanctions targeting assets once owned by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The experts’ conclusions come after Politico said months ago that the money was channeled to mystery beneficiaries behind...

Belgium makes history as it beats England and captures third place in 2018 World Cup

  • 14 July 2018 - 18:19
Belgium makes history as it beats England and captures third place in 2018 World Cup

It was a match that at times lacked effort, but two beautiful moments from Belgium gave one of the most likable teams of the tournament third place. The third-place match is always a strange game, as it usually features two teams that have no interest in being there. At times this match felt that...

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam received 20-year jail time in Belgium

  • 23 April 2018 - 22:25
Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam received 20-year jail time in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest. Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder, according to a report by the...

Revealed: Portions of Libya frozen assets in UAE given to strongman Haftar

  • 10 March 2018 - 20:38
Revealed: Portions of Libya frozen assets in UAE given to strongman Haftar

The United Arab Emirates has provided the Libyan commander of east-based self-proclaimed army, Khalifa Haftar, with portions of Libyan frozen assets in Abu Dhabi, the second deputy of the High Council of State (HCS) Mohamed Imazib disclosed Saturday. Imazib, according to local...

Libya Investment Authority, Belgian Deputy Foreign Minister deny vanishing of €10b of Libya frozen assets

  • 10 March 2018 - 12:03
Libya Investment Authority, Belgian Deputy Foreign Minister deny vanishing of €10b of Libya frozen assets

  Belgian Deputy Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said the report of the disappearance of frozen Libyan funds from the Belgian Euroclear bank are "fake news."   The top diplomatic official was commenting on the report of Le Vif weekly news outlet, claiming that 10...