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Belgium faces new crisis weeks from European presidency

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Following the proposals made by former Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene and the declarations by the French-speaking parties that they will not suffice, the Open VLD (Flemish Liberals) announced this morning they withdrew their trust in the federal government.

Yves Leterme, the Prime Minister convened a cabinet meeting at 1PM, after which he is likely to go to the Royal Palace to present his resignation to King Albert II. The resignation of the government and early elections that could accompany it are not really welcome on the eve of the Belgian Presidency of the European Council and while Belgium is still suffering from the economic and financial crisis. Cafebabel will cover the events throughout the day.

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