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Private guards on board Belgian ships

(B2) The Belgian government decided on Wednesday (May 9) to submit a bill allowing the boarding of private guards on board merchant ships flying the national flag. This is what the economic daily De Tijd reveals. The project should be ready this summer and voted on in the second half of the year by parliament. Belgium had made soldiers available to it in exchange for significant costs and under certain restrictive conditions which dissuaded shipowners from using them.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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