Belgium 2007

Belgium 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Belgium. In a satirical ad on the e-commerce site eBay in September, the whole of Belgium was offered for sale, as "a kingdom, in three parts". Any buyers were advised to buy one of the parts Flanders, Wallonia or Brussels. The background to the ad, which was soon removed from the site, was the political crisis in which Belgium was in. The country was without government since the parliamentary elections just over three months earlier, and there was talk of the risk of the nation falling apart. The June 10 election to both parliament's chambers was a major setback for the largest government party, the liberal VLD, and for the government coalition in general. Guy Verhofstadt filed his resignation after eight years as prime minister. According to abbreviationfinder:…
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