2018 in Belgium

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List of years in Belgium

Events in the year 2018 in Belgium.



  • 17 May — 2-year-old Mawda Shawri killed by a police bullet[1][2][3][4]
  • 29 May — Two police officers and a civilian bystander killed in 2018 Liège attack
  • 31 August — Summer of 2018 is the hottest in almost 200 years[6]
  • 14 October – Local elections
  • 9 December – a political crisis emerged over whether to sign the Global Compact for Migration; N-VA is against whereas the other three parties support it. On December 4, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, announced that the issue would be taken to parliament for a vote.[7] On 5 December, parliament voted 106 to 36 in favor of backing the agreement.[8] Michel stated that he would endorse the pact on behalf of the parliament, not on behalf of the divided government.[9] Consequently, N-VA quit the government; the other three parties continue as a minority government (Michel II).



  1. ^ Rod Austin (18 May 2018). "Two-year-old girl dies after incident involving armed police in Belgium". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Rod Austin; Jennifer Rankin (18 May 2018). "Belgian authorities admit two-year-old girl was shot after police chase". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Rod Austin (25 May 2018). "Belgian police who shot dead two-year-old 'want to justify' tragedy, says lawyer". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Daniel Boffey (29 May 2018). "Belgians' anger grows over status of parents of girl killed by police". The Guardian.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/world/europe/iran-france-belgium-bomb.html
  6. ^ "Summer of 2018 is the hottest in almost 200 years". VRT. 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ Casert, Raf (4 December 2018). "Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ "Belgian PM wins backing for UN migration pact". France 24. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Belgian PM Charles Michel wins backing for UN migration pact". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Singer Maurane dies days after comeback in Belgium". BBC News. BBC. 8 May 2018.