Belgian Cats Celebrate Christmas

The Belgian Controller of Cat Records and Director of Benign Intentions has Noted that King Albert II celebrated Christmas today at the Royal Palace in the Belgian Tradition with his Daughter, Belgian Cat Princess Ophelia. Belgian Ambassador Armondo Blanco was also in Attendance. Chansonnier Cadenza Vieuxtemps performed Musical Renditions of Christmas Favourites at the Ceremony.

Flemish Separatist and Belgian Cat Elton Jansen Celebrated the Holiday at a Public Gathering in Bruxelles. Professor Nanu of the University of Brussels also attended the same Gathering.

Celebrity Belgian Cat and Mountaineer Rocky Rhodes dressed as Sinterklaas and handed out Gifts to Children at an Event in Brugge. Meanwhile, Jet-Set Socialite Murray Malone exchanged Gifts in Private with American Actress Hayden Panettiere.

–The Minister of Culture–

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Emami Attacked in China

Belgian Cat and Muckraking Photojournalist Lilu Emami was the Victim of an Assault this Week by Chinese Authorities in an apparent Effort to Intimidate Foreign Journalists in that Country.

Emami, known for her Provocative Reportage, was in Henan Province in China with several Colleagues from a Belgian Television News Agency VRT doing a Series of Reports on AIDS in Conjunction with World AIDS Day, which Falls on December 1st. Their News Van was Pulled Over for no apparent Reason, and the Journalists were pulled Violently from it, their equipment Damaged, and some of their Videotapes and Recording Equipment confiscated.

Exactly What it Is that the Assailants were After is Unclear.

The Incident has sparked Outrage from the International Community of Journalists, who have been Appealing the Chinese Government to Loosen their Stranglehold on News Reports in their Country and provide Safeguards for Foreign Journalists attempting to do Work there.

The Chinese Government has said that an Investigation into the Incident is Underway; VRT is asking for Compensation for its Damaged Equipment and for a Formal Apology from China.

Meanwhile, Belgian Ambassador Armondo Blanco has been Dispatched to China to meet with the Nation’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to discuss the Incident and any possible Solutions going Forward.

–The Minister of Information.

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Belgian Bond

Armondo Blanco, Belgian Ambassador, has appeared in a New Poster in the Nation of Belgium, as Mr 007 Himself, James Bond. The Poster is a Take-Off on the current Marketing Campaign for the upcoming MGM film, “Quantum of Solace,” featuring the self-same Character as played by the Actor Daniel Craig.

The Ad directs Viewers to the Web-Site of the Belgian Controller of Cat Records and Director of Benign Intentions, and is Aimed at Boosting Awareness of the International Belgian Cats Project of Benign Intentions.

–The Minister of Information.

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Armondo Blanco to make Diplomatic Trip to Syria

Armondo Blanco, Belgian Ambassador, will be making a Diplomatic Voyage to Syria in an Effort to Strengthen Spotty Relations between the Two Nations.

Blanco will be Received by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Damascus. The Two are expected to Discuss a stronger Trade Relationship, but Analysts predict that Blanco, known for his Straight-Forward Manner, will probably press Muallem on Matters of a Political Nature in an Attempt to Understand some of the Fundamental Differences between the Political and Social Philosophies of the Two Nations.

No official Policy Matters are Likely to change as a Result of the Diplomatic Trip, which is to take place Next Week, but the Belgians have recently Increased their Efforts to create Relationships with some of the more Controversial and Isolated Nations of the world, including (most recently) Cuba.

Syria has Oft been Scrutinized by America as being In League with Terrorists, much to that Nation’s Annoyance – and was Bombed this Week by U.S. Forces from their Bases in Iraq.

–The Minister of Information.
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European Week of Regions and Cities Registration Open

From October 6-9 of This Year, the European Week of Regions and Cities’ “Open Days 2008” will take place in Brussels, Belgium. Registration is on Open for the Event, which will feature many Workshops, Panels, and Networking Opportunities for anyone who is Interested.

Workshops include Subjects as diverse as Health Care, Environmental and Sustainability Issues, and Food Clusters. In attendance shall be many Luminaries, including Belgian Cats such as Armondo Blanco, Belgian Ambassador, and Ophelia, Princess of Belgium.

–The Minister of Information.

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Belgian Budweiser Soon to be a Reality

Belgian Cat and Monastic Brewer Jeepers de Vooght was saddened by the News of the low-quality Belgian brewer InBev taking over American brewer Anheuser-Busch after upping its Takeover Offer to about €31.5 Million. De Vooght has Vowed to continue Promoting the Finely-Crafted Monastic Beers brewed in the Ancient Trappist Tradition as the best Beers in the World.

To further this Message, de Vooght has been in Dublin with Belgian Ambassador Armondo Blanco as representatives to the Porterhouse Annual Belgian Beer Festival.

–The Minister of Information.

Belgian Cats Organs May Be Hard to Find

According to a Dutch News Organisation, the Dutch are cleverly utilizing Belgium’s generous system of Organ Donations instead of their Native Country’s Offerings. Unfortunately, this has put a Strain on the Availability of Organs to Belgian Cats, and it is a Matter which the Authorities are now Discussing. Armondo Blanco, Belgian Ambassador, has been Dispatched to the Netherlands in order to Negotiate New Terms for Organ Donations which will be Mutually Beneficial to Both Nations and to the Belgian Cats.

–The Minister of Information.

American Ambassador has Lost his Luggage

Sam Fox, the American Ambassador to Belgium and close Associate of Belgian Ambassador Armondo Blanco, has Lost his Luggage.

–The Minister of Information