Latest update: 18/10/2010
The Belgian break-up?
Negotiations to break the political deadlock in Belgium have once again failed. The country is divided across linguistic faultlines, with French spoken in the south and Dutch in the north. They are only united by Brussels, which is bilingual. With the Dutch speakers in the majority, they want more control over the running of the country, leading once again to fears that Belgium could be on the verge of breaking up for good.