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Well Belguim Break up?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BobCox2, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. BobCox2

    BobCox2 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Will Belgium Break up?

    End of a nation?


    Any of you over there :wave: what do you think?
    :scratchchin:
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I live right nect to Belgium (kinda) and haven't heard anything about this.
    The flemish part and the french section are allready pretty seperate, and their *disagreement* has been going on for years, I doubt anything will happen.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I think comments like these are part of every cabinet formation in Belgium since the last few decades.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I don't think I know any wells named Belguim.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I'm Belgian... Flemish... but don't want to get the country split up.
    I believe we were close to a new government that would have been able to settle some of the grieves there are (on both sides). But then the muscles came back and they hide their tails again...
    Now the different parties are trying to put the blame with the other parties and we are back to the beginning... But no, we won't split that easily.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    Well, there not.

    Generally, some of the Flemish parties scream about separation. It's a first that the French speaking politicians do so.
    However, it might just be a political tactic. If they now make people scared enough of a separation, they can say that any deal that isn't separation is a good.

    I disagree, the states (due to lack of a better word) don't really have all that much power. There are some minor things they can do though the real important aspect such as economical decisions are still federal.


    As for the separation, I predict it won't happen yet, though I believe something has been set into motion that will end in the separation somewhere in the years to come (possibly because more and more of the function that the federation will still have will become European (like defense, and stuff like that). Probably ending in 2 states, Flanders and Wallonia and a city-state like Andorra or Lichtenstein for Brussels.

    @ BobCox2: 2 typos in a single title? We deserve better than that.
    And your first source is wrong. it's not the heads of the state parliaments that are now leading the formation - it's btw probably just for the look as the real people will just keep doing what they have been doing, just not in front of the camera's - but the head of the federal first and second chamber (and ofcourse, one of those has to be Walloon and one Flemish).



     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I hope it won't break up, but basically both Belgium aswell as my own country haven't had a government for a while now. No chance of it happening any time soon either.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    Well if it isnt a nice headline...

    That article, is it a rather boulevardy news agency that got that out ? Maybe ?
     
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    Re: Will Belguim Break up?

    Since I can't edit titles no,
    No you don't.


     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I'm belgian, live in flanders, no it won't split up (right now), don't want it to either. Indeed, these comments have been part of every formation I've been awhere (spelling?) of.

    Nase, the communities actually have quit a lot of independance, as they go over schools, infrastructure, environment, ... I don't know em all :).

    The silly thing is, in the recent elections, the dutch community voted for the most separatist party, and the frenchies went with theire biggest rival, and they really need to work together.

    If we'd split up, what would become of our football team! (yes we have one!)
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    So now would be a good time to invade?


    How are things getting done? Or aren't they? :scratchchin:



     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    They're not getting done. This may, indirectly, cause problems due to a legal action my school has taken to do with it not passing "teaching permission".
    I worry too much, I know.



     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    This time we were satisfied with sending our football team and beating them 1-0.



     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    Aware

    Got your back :D


     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    You should have said that wiz a Zjerman accent. :wink:



     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    Ve never mennt hahm to zem, we only did zat when ve had to invade Frahnz :whistling:

    But these times are over now.
     
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    Re: Well Belguim Break up?

    I'm from Belgium and its just the Waloons being drama queens because the Flemish refuse to pay 250 million euro's a year to Brussels in exchange for empty promises. The irony is that the elected conservative Flemish party (which i didn't vote for) are for more independence and a change in responsibility giving more power to each region while the elected Waloon supposedly progressive socialist party (which i can't vote for and wouldn't if i could) wants Belgium to remain the same inefficient money sink like broken country. Its Kafka.
     

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