Skip to main content
Europe now

Belgium: Election season at the heart of Europe (part 2)

It's a patchwork country at the heart of the patchwork continent that is Europe: a country of 11 million people, with three official languages, and the de facto capital of the EU. In this edition of Europe Now, we head to Belgium.

Advertising

In our two-part special, we find out how Belgium is functioning since the government collapsed in December and preparing for a "Super Sunday" of elections at the end of May; how climate activism is boosting the national and European Green parties; and what plans Flemish separatists have for dividing Belgium along linguistic lines that also just happen to correlate with a wealth divide.

In part two of our special programme we speak to Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian prime minister and leader of Europe's Alliance of Liberals and Democrats group; and we interview Mark Demesmaeker, MEP for the Belgian Flemish separatist party NVA.

Our reporters head out into the rest of Benelux, and meet Joram van Klaveren, a former member of the Netherlands' far-right PVV party who converted to Islam. We also take a look at the fallout for whistleblowers in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal in Luxembourg.

Click here to watch part one.

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.