About: Bart De Wever

EU Elections 2019 27-05-2019

Belgium’s ‘Black Sunday’ sees far-right surge, threatens new government crisis

Extreme-right Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang gained big in Belgium’s triple elections on Sunday (26 May), complicating efforts to form the next federal government as French-speaking Walloons voted for radically opposite parties on the left of the political spectrum.
Elections 10-12-2018

Belgian PM relaunches government as minority after ally quits

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel relaunched his government on Sunday (9 December) as a minority administration after the biggest party in his coalition quit in a dispute over signing the UN migration compact.
EU Elections 2014 19-06-2014

Liberals embarrassed as N-VA joins ECR, making it third largest Parliament group

The European Liberals last night (18 June) suffered an embarrassing setback after the N-VA, Belgium's Flemish Separatist Party, voted to join the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament.
Bert De Wever
EU Elections 2014 13-06-2014

Bart De Wever will struggle to form a Belgian government

King Philippe of Belgium has given the Flemish separatist, Bart De Wever, more time to set up a federal government. Local coalitions are well under way, but common ground at a federal level will be difficult to find. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 15-10-2012

Flemish separatists make big gains in Belgian local elections

A founding EU member, Belgium is struggling to maintain political unity as a separatist party scored major victories in municipal elections yesterday (14 October) and its leader is set to become mayor of the second city, raising the pressure on a fragmented national government.
Elections 07-01-2011

Belgium political crisis hits new low

A Belgian government mediator, tasked with building consensus between the country's different linguistic groups, stepped down yesterday (6 January), the Royal Palace said, increasing the chances of a new election.
Elections 05-10-2010

Belgium coalition talks back to square one

The political crisis in Belgium hit a new low yesterday (4 October) when Flemish separatist party N-VA announced "the end of the story" after 114 days of negotiations on state reform that were expected to pave the way for a new government to take office.
Languages & Culture 30-08-2010

Belgian coalition talks collapse, king asks for renewed effort

The Belgian politician leading talks to form a new government tendered his resignation yesterday (29 August), but the king insisted that he stay on to avert a political crisis just two months after parliamentary elections.

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