Prime Minister Charles Michel urges British companies to move to Belgium

Prime Minister Charles Michel has urged British companies looking to relocate following Brexit to move to Belgium.

“We are in the heart of Europe,” he told Reuters. “We have a business-friendly government. We want to develop the attractivity of our country and there are many opportunities in Belgium to invest and Belgium’s a good hub.”

Asked about British companies moving to the continent, Michel said: “If they do, I would prefer if they came to Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia or Brussels and not, for example, the Netherlands.”

In a radio interview, the Prime Minister added: “I don’t plan to let Belgium pay the bill for Brexit.”