The World from Berlin Belgian Separatists Threaten 'Renewed Instability'

They were just municipal elections, but a Flemish separatist party emerged as the clear winner. In addition to posing renewed problems for the future of Belgium, the vote is symbolic in a European Union where solidarity among member states is rapidly disappearing, German editorialists say on Tuesday.
The Belgian and Flemish flags in the main square in Antwerp. Whither Belgium.

The Belgian and Flemish flags in the main square in Antwerp. Whither Belgium.

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-- Charles Hawley