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Old 05-24-2011, 10:31 AM
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Hopefully Mr.Elio Di Rupo will succeed in forming a more stable government.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:16 AM
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I've just found Elio di Rupo's blog and his Wikipedia article:

Le blog d’Elio

Elio Di Rupo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interesting CV...
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:20 AM
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I've just found Elio di Rupo's blog and his Wikipedia article:

Le blog d’Elio

Elio Di Rupo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interesting CV...


Where I live, the political goings-on within Belgium are hardly ever reported about. I am asking - is most of that country's political upheaval due to a rift between Belgium's Flemish-speaking people and French-speaking people? Within what political and/or power of authority does Belgium's monarch operate? Or is HM King Albert II only a ceremonial head of state?
Also, what exactly is HRH Prince Laurent's reason for being a 'persona non grata' in Belgium's royal circles, or had PL's troubles occurred some time back?
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:13 AM
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Please read the Wikipedia article:
Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Briefly, a complex system of government is to blame.
King Albert II is the head of state, but with limited powers.
Cultural and linguistic aspects can cause deadlock.

Herman van Rompuy, the current President of the European Council, was Prime Minister of Belgium from 2008.

As to Laurent, please consult the thread:
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:19 PM
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Is this a record ???

It's exactly one year since the Belgian Government was in abeyance....

Quo vadis, Belgia ??
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:28 PM
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Is this a record ???

It's exactly one year since the Belgian Government was in abeyance....

Quo vadis, Belgia ??
Yes, Belgium has this record since few months already, and this June 13th is one year exacly from 2010 elections!!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:23 AM
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BBC:
Belgium goes a year from elections without government
BBC News - Belgium goes a year from elections without government
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Yesterday King Albert gave an audience to Elio di Rupo, the Formateur, to present a second interim report on the evolution of his task.
He will soon complete his info on the Liberals who has been excluded from the discussions for some time.

Di Rupo a fait un deuxième rapport intermédiaire au Roi - lesoir.be
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:54 PM
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On June 30th, Elio di Rupo, the "Formateur", was received in audience by King Albert.
Di Rupo delivered the third intermediary report.
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Newsflash from "Le Soir": *Le Roi qualifie la situation politique de "grave"..*

Elio di Rupo, the Formateur, has asked the King to be removed from his job. However the King is leaving his decision in abeyance, and he describes the situation as "serious".

This time, the Flemish-speaking Nationalists have "thrown the toys out of the pram".

One commentator, Beatrice Delvaux, sums it up: "Ceci n'est plus un pays". (This is not a country anymore)

actu - lesoir.be

http://www.lesoir.be/debats/editos/2...ays-849745.php
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On Thursday 14th July, Elio Di Rupo will be received by the King who will discharge his mission.
The outgoing government will continue to look after current matters and the 2012 Budget.

http://www.lesoir.be/actualite/belgi...udi-850800.php
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I truly pity the King and all the politicians who love their country. How sad it is not to be able to form a government, even if coalition governments are often frail. I am not that optimist on the chances for prince Philippe to become king one day.
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Not having a government can also be a good thing !! Elio Di Rupo has shown that. IMO it also gives the various parties something to think about...
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:20 PM
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Well, some parties jump to the conclusion that the current situation is the proof that Belgium is an artificial country and should be divided. They didn't change their analysis with the crisis.
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IMO, for an "artificial" country, Belgium has managed reasonably well through all the decades and centuries.

My Dad was in the Belgian Army as a civilian, and, as a child I thought Belgium (especially the coast) was "the bees' knees" :-)
Okay, so we lived through the burning university campuses, but, compared to that, the current situation is a doddle !

I suspect that Belgium will have something to teach other European (and other) nations on "How to run a country without even trying".
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Radio Silence after the Meeting of The Eight.... (plus formateur):

Elio di Rupo, Wouter Beke and the remaining seven party leaders had a meeting !!

More "informal contacts" will take place over the weekend.


Silence radio après la réunion des huit - lesoir.be
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Yesterday was the 400th day without a government, and it was Elio di Rupo's 60th birthday....

And the 21st is Belgium's National Day....

Elio has to arrive at the Palace soon...
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:58 PM
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We all are expecting what HM the King will say to-morrow . It will be a sad national day
for Belgium and the RF. (the last has to be confirmed to morrow)
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:09 PM
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What will King Albert say tomorrow? Is Belgium about to be split into two states?
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Will it be an "extra" speech or a National Day Eve's speech?
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