Embassy of Belgium in Bulgaria

Belgium in Bulgaria

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BREXIT

Post-Brexit procedures, controls, handling, and traffic flows in/to Belgian seaports

Brexit is a fact. From the 1st of January 2021 onwards, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the customs union and the internal market of the European Union. The controls and procedures that are applied at the external border of the EU will then also be applied to freight from and to the United Kingdom.

Belgium is an important logistic hub in Europe providing freight handling and shipping services for businesses in various European countries. Belgian authorities and ports are well accustomed to handling requirements and procedures for freight to and from countries outside of the EU.  They have been preparing for the new situation with regard to the United Kingdom.

In order to best prepare for these new procedures, controls, and traffic flows, and thus ensure a smooth flow of goods to and from the UK via Belgian ports, companies exporting, importing and transporting freight to and from the UK can find an overview of webpages with relevant information hereafter:

  1. New procedures and controls for transport from and to the UK
  1. Handling sequence of traffic flows undergoing the procedures at the Belgian seaports and the use of port community ICT-systems in this context
  1. Real Time traffic information

 

 
Bulgaria
 

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Bulgaria and would like to register with the Embassy in Sofia? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Bulgaria as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Bulgaria, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events. 
 

 

News

06 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant a voluntary contribution of 400,000 euros to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for a programme to combat illicit arms trafficking in North Macedonia. Illicit arms trafficking from the Balkans remains a major concern for Belgium in order to ensure security in Europe and the region.

02 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant 300,000 euros to the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.

25 Nov

25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

22 Nov

Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.

18 Nov

Earlier this month, a fuel truck exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 100 people were killed and more than 100 injured, with many people suffering from severe burns. Following the accident, Sierra Leone submitted a request for assistance to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, including a specific request for medical equipment.