Belgium is facing another deadline to form a government on Tuesday, January 28.
It has been without a government since December 2018, and elections in May 2019 failed to produce a working coalition.
Belgium has two different language communities: the Flemish and the French plus a German-speaking minority.
And even though daily life continues in Belgium, many long term issues are being put on hold.
Euronews takes a look at why making a coalition government in a country of three official languages and several parliaments is such a puzzle.
Watch the video report in the player above.