i on europe


Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

In Belgium, World War II suddenly becomes an issue again

Jewish children fleeing Belgium in 1940


BRUSSELS – As Belgium struggles with its yearlong government crisis, a 65-year-old issue is suddenly adding to the animosity between the feuding Dutch-speaking Flemish and Francophone politicians.

Almost by stealth, the extremist Flemish Interest party pushed a bill on amnesty for World War II collaboration with Nazis to the senate floor last week. All at once, old wounds on both sides of the linguistic divide that cuts through Belgium opened again.


Filed under: Story links

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Don Melvin

Slobodan Lekic

Raf Casert

%d bloggers like this: