Pfeil nach rechts
Photo Gallery: Beglium's Record-Breaking Crisis
AFP

Fotostrecke

Photo Gallery: Beglium's Record-Breaking Crisis

The Fries Revolution Belgium's Political Crisis Foretells EU's Future

Belgium has just broken the world record for taking the longest time to build a government. The tension between the country's French- and Dutch-speaking halves holds a lesson for the rest of Europe. As the European Union gets stronger, and national governments get weaker, ethnic groups are demanding more self-determination within a Europe of regions.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt