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EU Priorities 2020 25-06-2010

The Belgian EU Presidency

Belgium took on the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union on 1 July 2010 with a caretaker government in charge, following national elections which saw Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever top the polls.
EU Priorities 2020 28-05-2009

EU elections in Belgium: High turnout, little interest

In the country hosting the EU institutions, European elections are held on the same day as regional elections, with local issues overshadowing the EU poll. Voting is compulsory in Belgium, and over 90% of the population usually participates in the ballot.