Tag Archives: Belgium

Sunday Parody — Political Intelligence : The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Samurai [Case study: Belgium]

“All mistakes originate with people’s acting like experts thoroughly familiar with a subject, and looking down with an air of superiority on others.” Yoshida Kenkō — Tsurezuregusa (ca. 1330) July 25 2021 — To celebrate the 2020 Summer Olympics, a … Continue reading

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Belgium — Bpost CEO Investigated by FBI [UPDATE : Belgian Security Services Company and Three Former Executives Indicted for Bid Rigging on U.S. Department of Defense Contracts]

“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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Three Years Ago — BELGIUM : €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts [UPDATE : LIA and Belgian government clash over frozen assets]

“Nobody is preoccupied with the question of where the funds have gone and who benefitted from them. What is surprising is that nobody wanted to see what was going on and everyone is shutting their eyes at a political level … Continue reading

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5G Belgium — Chaos Across the Spectrum [UPDATE — French Regulator : “5G can interfere with aircraft critical instruments.”]

“The interferences caused to GSM-R receivers have been a very strong concern for Railway operators over the last years. Several cases of interference have been reported in various Member States, causing non-acceptable operational and even safety issues.” EU Agency for … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Belgium Postpones 5G Spectrum Auction to 2020. And Maybe Later… Why? [UPDATE : Belgian 5G auction set for early 2022!]

“Perhaps, the most puzzling part of the Belgian Intelligence Services report is what it does not mention. Although most countries are extremely concerned about China investments in their Telecom infrastructure, the Belgian report is silent on this issue. Why on … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Brussels, Den of Spies [The European Capital is a playground for spies]

“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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5G — Belgium Postpones 5G Spectrum Auction to 2020. And Maybe Later… Why? [UPDATE : Belgian 5G auction not expected before early-2022]

“Perhaps, the most puzzling part of the Belgian Intelligence Services report is what it does not mention. Although most countries are extremely concerned about China investments in their Telecom infrastructure, the Belgian report is silent on this issue. Why on … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.” … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — From Mathematical Modelling to Policy Making

“Few scientific fields have a single metric that both insiders and outsiders obsess over as much as infectious disease epidemiology’s basic reproductive number, .” Professor Alison Hill — Institute for Computational Medicine and the infectious disease dynamics group at Johns … 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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