Bart De Wever
Mar 16, 2013 15:17 EDT
Belgium's main Flemish separatist party New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) warned Saturday that it wanted complete autonomy for the Flanders region if it wins legislative elections slated for May 2014.
Dec 27, 2012 13:05 EST
Firebrand nationalist leader Bart De Wever on Thursday rounded on the Belgian king, saying he had overstepped his role and should move aside after meddling in political issues.
Oct 18, 2012 14:13 EDT
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany has jumped into the political fray by rounding on Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever and urging that the country was "for everyone".
Oct 14, 2012 18:42 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever scored a breakthrough election win Sunday and immediately urged Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to radically re-shape the federal state.
Oct 14, 2012 15:05 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever scored a breakthrough win in local elections Sunday and immediately called on Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to radically re-shape the federal state.
Oct 14, 2012 13:17 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever appeared set for a breakthrough win in Belgian local elections on Sunday, moving well ahead in the key northern city of Antwerp, the country's economic heart.
Oct 13, 2012 23:46 EDT
Belgian local elections Sunday have taken on unusual importance as a potential make or break vote on the country's future, with Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever seeking a big breakthrough.
Dec 05, 2011 17:17 EST
Belgian King Albert II named Socialist Elio Di Rupo to head a new government Monday, turning the page on 540 days without a government -- the longest political crisis in the country's history.
Nov 30, 2011 17:16 EST
Political parties in Belgium, which has been without a government for 535 days, agreed Wednesday on the blueprint of a ruling coalition to be headed by French-speaking Socialist Elio Di Rupo.
Nov 27, 2011 13:11 EST
Belgium's incoming leaders insisted Sunday that they will do whatever is required to keep their public finances healthy, even if drastic Italy-style action is ordered by the EU and the IMF.
Nov 26, 2011 10:56 EST
Belgium fell in behind model eurozone pupils Italy and Greece on Saturday, its feuding politicians ending 19 months of deadlock with an 11th-hour budget deal that met EU strictures hours after a brutal downgrade.
Oct 08, 2011 07:28 EDT
Belgium's feuding Flemish and Walloon parties agreed Saturday on an institutional reform aimed at ending a crisis that has left the kingdom rudderless for 18 months and on the brink of collapse.
Jul 08, 2011 15:25 EDT
Belgium's King Albert II stepped into the public arena Friday to urge the country's fractious politicians to ease a deepening crisis, a day after a failed bid to end a 13-month stalemate.
May 23, 2011 13:45 EDT
Fitch Ratings on Monday cut its outlook on Belgium to 'Negative' from 'Stable' because of a protracted political crisis that has left the country without a permanent government for months.
May 16, 2011 15:38 EDT
King Albert II moved Monday to give language-divided Belgium a government following almost a year of failed coalition talks between the French-speaking south and Dutch-speaking north.
Apr 27, 2011 13:05 EDT
A full year after quitting elected office, Belgium's Yves Leterme remains King Albert II's caretaker premier, and nothing leads him to believe he can look for a new job any time soon.
Mar 29, 2011 13:48 EDT
Protesters hit the streets as Belgium matched Iraq's record as the country longest without a government Tuesday, and polls showed the crisis boosting separatists in the Dutch-speaking north.
Jan 29, 2011 10:57 EST
The head of Belgium's independence-minded New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) said in an interview on Saturday that he does not support splitting the politically deadlocked country in two.
Jan 05, 2011 14:51 EST
Hopes of a quick end to Belgium's longest political crisis evaporated Wednesday when a powerful Flemish separatist party rejected a new bid to kickstart government coalition talks.
Jan 03, 2011 18:11 EST
After six months of failed attempts to put together a government, Belgian political leaders are being offered a fresh chance to end the langage-divided nation's longest crisis.