Category Archives: Belgium

Brussels, Den of Spies — Belgian Justice Minister : “Chinese Espionage is Very Real.”

“Belgium may seem an unlikely destination for a Chinese agent. In fact, it’s a den of spies, according to domestic intelligence agency State Security (VSSE). It says the number of operatives is at least as high as during the Cold … Continue reading

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Belgium — Bpost CEO Investigated by FBI

“According to the most recent report of  the Council of Europe anti-corruption group, Belgium is close to the bottom of the class in terms of preventing corruption among legislators, judges and prosecutors. An Ernst & Young 2019 study indicates that … Continue reading

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Brussels, Den of Spies — The European Capital is a playground for spies [UPDATE : British ex-Diplomat and Former MI-6 accused of Espionage for China]

“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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Two Years 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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5G Belgium — The Unfathomable Hypocrisy of the Belgian Green Party [UPDATE]

“Brussels Environment has modified the software against the advice of the developers. If we were using a method scientifically correct, the Telecom operators would have to drastically reduce the power input of their antennas, with negative consequences for the network. … Continue reading

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Brussels, Den of Spies — The European Capital is a playground for spies [UPDATE : Malta’s embassy used as a “Chinese spy tower” to eavesdrop on EU institutions]

“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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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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