Flemish Ban French Language Political Posters

Belgian Cat and Socialist Walloon Persia Zuur is up in Arms this Week, along with Many in the European Union, over a Controversial Decision by Mayors in towns throughout Flanders to Ban any Political Posters that are in French by Removing or Painting over them.

Many regional Elections are taking place this month throughout Europe, including in Belgium. Tensions have been High betwixt Flemish-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia regarding the Rules of Governance in Belgium as it Relates to the Language Differences. Many Flemish, such as Belgian Cat Elton Jansen, have called for Breaking Away from the southern Walloons and forming their own Independent State.

Still, the likes of Jansen and Zuur have been in Meetings and Talks with Prime Minister Van Rompuy and Others about how to Maintain a United Belgium. Political Flare-Ups such as these during an Election are seen as a Barrier to the Progress of such Dialogue, but may be Inevitable until a True Compromise is Reached between the Different Regions.

–The Minister of Information.

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Belgian Royalty Keeping Low Profile

In these Difficult Economic Times facing the Nation of Belgium and the World, the People have been shown to have a relatively Low Tolerance for frivolities such as Glitzy Parties, Flashy Public Displays of Wealth, and the obvious Wasting of Money as proof of Social Status.

With that in mind, King Albert II of Belgium, as well as his Kin – including such notables as the Belgian Cat and Royal Princess, Ophelia – have been Toning Down their Public Appearances.

Albert and his Wife have been staying at the Royal Palace, administering to Matters of the State, including the ongoing Discussions between the parties of Flanders and Wallonia about maintaining a United Belgium.

Ophelia recently visited a Troubled General Motors Factory in Antwerp to show support for the Working Classes. She wore a Modest Outfit as a means of keeping her Critics Quiet regarding her Pension for donning Clothing of the Highest (and most Expensive) Fashions.

A Spokes-Person for the Royal Family pointed out that the King does not wish to appear Out of Touch with the Struggling Peoples of his Country, particularly during such difficult Economic as well as Political Turmoil.

–The Minister of Information.

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Van Rompuy Tapped to Form New Government

Parliament speaker Herman van Rompuy was Appointed to head up a New Coalition Government in Belgium this Week by King Albert II after Wilfried Martens nominated him as the Best Candidate for the Job of Replacing disgraced Former Prime Minister Yves Leterme. Leterme resigned his Post last Week.

Socialist Walloon and Belgian Cat Persia Zuur described the Appointment as “met potentiële,” while Flemish Separatist Leader and Belgian Cat Elton Jansen felt it was “belachelijk.”

Van Rompuy is a Flemish Christian Democrat, the same Political Party as Leterme, and is committed to Efforts to maintain a United Belgium by Resolving Differences between Flanders and Wallonia.

–The Minister of Information.

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