Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

N.B.: this is the final post in the series by dr. Arf. To say that the series enriched this blog would be a gross understatement. The great Michael M. once compared yours truly with the Slovenian Wikipedia. However my knowledge of things past and present is puny compared to that of Dr. Arf and if … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

LESSON IX : THE REGRESSION OF FLEMISH PROGRESSIVES (OR : THE PARTY THAT NEVER WAS) Another kartel down the tubes Since yesterday, Wednesday the 25th of November, the death bell is tolling over the Vlaamse Progressieven (Flemish Progressives) party and its kartel with the socialists of SP-a. The party is on the verge of collapse … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Some of you might remeber me teasing Dr. Arf about continuation of his legendary series. He promised to do something about it and he delivered a day later. It was me who forgot to publish his post in – well – post-election frenzy. I’m trully sorry. Here it is, Dr. Arf’s eight installment of Belgium … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

He’s back, ladies and gentlemen! Dr. Arf has resurfaced to continue his legendary series about Belgium and its woes. Will Belgium disintegrate and steal the limelight from Kosovo, or will the most European of EU members get its act together and keep going? Find out in the latest installment of dr. Arf’s Belgium Explained To … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

LESSON VI : AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY RECENT : THE GOVERNMENT NEGOTIATIONS – BELGIUM’S FINAL DEATH BLOW? (Picture : PhotoNews) At first I was having a laugh about everything that happened at the so- called government formation talks since the last elections. But I’m not laughing anymore, as day after day, it becomes crystal … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons