Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

Michelle Martin (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the jailed ex-wife of child killer Marc Dutroux has been released from prison after serving 16 years into her 30-year sentence. (more…)

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After raids by the Belgian police investigating alleged child sex abuse, the Vatican has expressed shock about things like the “violation” of a cathedral crypt.

As well as searching a couple of main Church offices and a cardinal’s home, police had drilled holes in two archbishops’ tombs, said the Church. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Herman van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister, has been chosen by EU leaders to be the first permanent European Council President. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

His job was created by the Lisbon Treaty, as well as foreign affairs supremo. The latter has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK. (more…)

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Belgium’King, Albert II, asked Guy Verhosradt earlier this week to form an interim government. And he did.

The government of the Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who lost the elections in June, can’t stay in office for more than three months. Then he will hand over power to Christian Democrats and Liberals, who won the elections in June. Together they won 81 of the 150 seats.

On Sunday the interim government will face a parliamentary vote of confidence. If it passes this vote, Mr Verhofstadt’s government will stay in office until March, 23, not longer.

Let’s hope this foretell the end of the crisis for Belgium.

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