(Paris) Sunday's Belgian elections brought an unexpectedly big win for a Flemish separatist.Read the rest here.
The result leaves the existence of Belgium as a nation – and its heavy debt load – hanging the balance.
Bart De Wever, a Flemish-speaking Belgian centrist politician who hopes his country will “gradually evaporate,” won an outright victory yesterday. Analysts say Europe could be witnessing a slow motion train collision for Belgium’s fragile political unity – and a broader lesson on the rise of extreme or fringe in European politics.
This is very sad.