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In my previous blog post, I wrote that negotiaitons in the Belgian government formation were taking an autumn (fall) break. That is wrong; they are continuing as usual and resume today (Monday) at 09:00. My apologies.

The chief negotiator, Yves Leterme (CD&V) who will likely become Prime Minister if his attempts succeed, says he believes most things will be agreed on by Wednesday, VRT reports. Except, that is, the most difficult questions of whether or not to reform the power balance between the federal and regional authorities, the budget, and the eternal issue of the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde constituency (see previous post).

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