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Old 07-20-2009, 05:51 AM
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Belgium has now her 4 governments. After the 21 of July the King and Queen may go on holiday. We will have in september brand new royals as both are starting diet.
What do you mean with "4 governments"?
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:17 AM
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Coutesy of Belga Gallery.

King Albert II of Belgium pictured during the recording of his annual television and radio speech on the occasion of the Belgian National day. (20/07/2009)

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:28 AM
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Thanks, Queenofthelight.
In the first two pictures he reminds me a lot his late Brother King Baudouin.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:42 PM
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King Albert has addressed the people of Belgium on the eve of Belgium's National Day.

flandersnews.be: "Thinking of people who lost their job"


.......The king said that his thoughts were first and foremost with those of us who had lost their job as a result of the global economic slowdown.

King Albert also called for a more ethical financial world. He noted that the economic crisis had its roots in a financial crisis that was triggered by a lack of norms also in the banking world.....
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:36 PM
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MAFAN : 4 governments
1. National
2. Flanders
3. Bruxelles-capitale
4. Wallonie
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MAFAN : 4 governments
1. National
2. Flanders
3. Bruxelles-capitale
4. Wallonie
Actually, there are six governments in Belgium

1) federal
2) Flemish territory and community (one government)
3) Brussels territorial government
4) Wallonia territorial government
5) Francophone community government
6) German speaking community government

So no wonder everything is going so difficult always...

And the King has sworn them all in, and since summer recess begins, he can rest assured and go on a holiday after the 21st.

I think his speech was really nice, and a lot different from what it used to be, especially about the reformation debate. His references to ethical finances and such made the journalists here wonder if he had been a victim of the Fortis crash of stock value as well. I don't think he has made many such explicit speeches before.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:31 AM
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So no wonder everything is going so difficult always...
Really, no wonder...
Thank you for these explanations, I had forgotten that Belgium is a federal country.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:12 AM
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Lady Leana is absolutely right and she noticed quite well that the Flemish has one government and the French speaking two governments!!
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King Albert bought a new yacht last year, and since this is the first year he can enjoy it during the holidays, pictures have come out of the Belgian King and Queen on their new little boat and it has sparked a discussion in crisis-struck Belgium.

Where everybody conveniently forgets the King bought the boat before the crisis. But anyway.

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So what that he has bough it?
I know that there's crisis but common he buy it before crisis!
If he pay from his own pocket not from public money...
There're so many rich people around the world and just because there's crisis they can't do with they money what they want?!

Comparing with other yachts this doesn't belong to the biggest and is quite cheap
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yes, they are pretty modest, our royals

mostly jealousy of course. But it did bring to my attention there should be holiday pics of Albert and Paola, has anyone seen them?
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Albert has bought new yacht, the problem is the economy in the world is in crisis.
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Well, consumer spending is much of the sollution to the problem, so the king is doing a good job here. But like LadyLeana says, only jealousy from people who can not afford such a boat and who are dissatisfied with their own lives. I can't see how it is other people's business what the king does with his money. He is free to burn it all in the garden of the Belvedere, empty it in the harbour of Antwerp or buy a yacht with it.
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Absolutely Marengo. People need to spend, Spend, SPEND so we can get out of this economic crisis! And it's only the ones who have money who can do the spending right now so I say Go For It!
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Actually, burning money is against the law. It's damaging state property. But apart from that, it's his to spend as he wishes.
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I don´t know If is true, but I read in a webpage that Paola and Albert had a strong discussion in a theater.
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When , during their holidays ??
Don't forget they both are doing diète.
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According to the newspaper on line El mundo Today, the discussion was on july 22, when They went to the concert of Brussels Philharmonic Orquestry at Flemish Royal Theatre.
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The Belgium royal family celebrated milestone wedding anniversaries together today. TM King Albert and Queen Paola are celebrating 50 years together. To mark the occasions, the king and queen held a reception. 68 Belgian couples who also got married on July 2 were invited. Five couples who got married on the same day as Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz and five couples who got married on the same day as Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde were also invited.

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Danish NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
was received by King Albert II of Belgium, at the Royal
Palace, in Brussels, on Monday 31 August 2009


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