Explaining the Belgian government crisis...in under 3 minutes

Explaining the Belgian government crisis...in under 3 minutes
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By Meabh McMahon
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The country remains without a government, and critical decisions on the climate crisis, budget and migration are on hold. The question is - will they beat their own score? From 2010-2011 Belgium got the Guinness World record for longest time without a government in peacetime.


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.

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