Ian Buruma: Why the potential death of Belgium matters for all of Europe

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Ian Buruma: Why the potential death of Belgium matters for all of Europe

Belgium is in danger of falling apart. For more than six months, the country has been unable to form a government that is able to unite the French-speaking Walloons (32%) and Dutch-speaking Flemish (58%). The Belgian monarch, Albert II, is desperately trying to stop his subjects from breaking up the state.


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