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Flemish nationalist rally [Tijl Vercaemer/Flickr]
Brexit 13-05-2014

Will Flemish separatists save the Tories in Europe?

The Flemish separatist party N-VA is once again set to make big gains in Belgium’s triple elections this month, but they remain undecided about which group to join in the next EU Parliament. Could they become the much-needed new member of the ECR group, led by the British Conservative Party?
Languages & Culture 23-10-2013

English should be Brussels’ official language, Flemish minister says

If Brussels aspires to be an international city, it should make English an official language, the Flemish minister for education Pascal Smet has told EURACTIV.
Future EU 07-12-2011

Belgium to fight for EU ‘democratic legitimacy’

Belgium believes that Europe has gone too far by delegating power to agencies and technocrats that lack political legitimacy, Pascal Delwit, political science professor at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. The issue is likely to come up at the EU summit scheduled to start tomorrow (8 December).
Future EU 07-12-2011

Political scientist: Belgium favours a ‘well understood’ EU federalism

  The new Belgian government will help move forward European integration in a logic of "well understood" federalism, since it will not agree to transfer powers to agencies without democratic control, Pascal Delwit, professor of Political Science at the Free University of Brussels, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Elections 06-12-2011

Belgian king appoints new PM, ending historic crisis

King Albert II appointed Elio Di Rupo, a francophone socialist, as prime minister on Monday (5 December), ending a 540-day dispute over the country's leadership fuelled by a deepening linguistic feud between Dutch and French-speaking political parties.
Elections 28-11-2011

Belgium emerges from historic political crisis

Elio Di Rupo, the chief negotiator in charge of forming a government in Belgium, announced a deal on the 2012 budget on Sunday (27 November), paving the way for a cabinet to be unveiled as early as this week.