The threat level in Belgium remains at level three, the second highest level. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said this on Wednesday at a press conference after a meeting of the National Security Council.
Level three means that the threat is “serious and likely”, writes the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN).
Belgium set the threat level after the attack on two Swedish football fans in Brussels on October 16. Because the investigation into the attack is still ongoing, the threat level remains the same. The highest possible threat level in Belgium is level four.
“We note that extremism does not stop at our national borders, and arrests have also been made in our neighboring countries in recent weeks. We remain on our guard,” HLN quotes Minister of the Interior Annelies Verlinden.
The press conference also referred to the conflict in the Middle East. In Belgium, the number of anti-Semitic incidents has increased, according to Minister of Justice Paul Van Tigchelt. But according to Verlinden, the Coordination Body for Threat Analysis sees no concrete threats to Jewish institutions.