Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Belgian crisis latest

The president of the Court of Cassation, the highest court in Belgium, wrote a private and confidential letter to the Speaker of the lower house of parliament today, in which he basically says, in a somewhat roundabout way, that the Prime Minister attempted to exert political influence on the judicial process concerning the BNP Paribas takeover of Fortis. This private and confidential letter, not surprisingly, rapidly became public. The Belgian federal cabinet has been in session for the last two and a half hours; apparently they are not discussing if Leterme will resign, but how many other ministers will resign with him.

There is no coverage of this whatsoever in English-language media. If you can read Dutch, http://www.hoofdpunten.be/ is a pretty good resource though the fact that you get the same agency story several times over is annoying. I don't know of anything similar in French.
Tags: world: belgium
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