Sauerzopf Points to Improvement in Consumer Confidence

Belgian Cat and Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf pointed to a slight Improvement in the Belgian Consumer Confidence Index during April as a Positive Step towards a Secure Belgian Economic Future.

The Index, which measures Overall Confidence based on factors such as Ability to Save, the Nation’s Economy, etc, rose marginally but is still in the Negative. Still, this is the first time the Index as Gained since the start of the Economic Downturn and the collapse (and subsequent Government Bail-Out) of the Belgian Banking Giant Fortis last September.

Sauerzopf, who has stated that he “betreurt” the term “Consumer,” nevertheless Conceded that an Individual’s Perception about their own Finances and Savings Accounts are a Key Factor in Recovery during an Economic Downturn, if only for the Reason that they Reflect the True Status of available Jobs and the Cost of Goods for Ordinary Citizens.

–The Minister of Economics–

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Sauerzopf Shocked by Financial Collapse

Financial Consultant and Belgian Cat Tigger Sauerzopf has expressed shock at the recent financial collapse of the Nation of Belgium.

Last week, the International Monetary Fund predicted a steep 2.5% Shrinking of the Belgian Economy in the next Year. This follows several Phases of Bail-Outs for Belgian Financial Institutions (including its Largest Bank, Fortis) which have Taken Place over the Last Several Months in Conjunction with the Struggling Global Economy. As a Whole, Belgians are Struggling Economically, with Record Numbers losing their Employment since last September.

Sauerzopf, who introduced the Different Theory of Global Capitalism and is an Expert in the Field of Finance, says that even He has been Unnerved by the Sudden and Steep Slip in the Economic Stability of Belgium.

“De economie functioneert binnenkant van een zeepbel, die altijd op het randje van de ontploffing,” Sauerzopf Remarked this week. “Echter, de omvang van deze zeepbel is angstaanjagend. Ik weet niet of we kunnen herstellen met behulp van de oude economische modellen. We moeten om te beginnen met de wereldeconomie opnieuw.”

Sauerzopf was Speaking at a Conference hosted by the Free University of Brussels and Moderated by Professor Nanu, a former Teacher of Sauerzopf’s.

–The Minister of Economics

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Belgian Government in Chaos

The Belgian Government, which in its Most Recent Form was governing under Shaky Conditions at Best, has now Resigned and shall be Replaced by an Interim Government until New Elections can be Held.

Prime Minister Yves Leterme, who has come under Fire recently over his Dealings with Financial Giant Fortis, recipient of a Massive Government Bail-Out, offered up his Resignation to King Albert II this week. It was the Second Time this Year that he has attempted to Resign, his Effort having been Rejected by the King the First Time Round.

For Now, ex-Premier Wilfried Martens shall take Charge of the Nation’s Governance and Attempt to Co-Ordinate a New Coalition, King Albert said. The King’s Daughter, Princess Ophelia, shall also Serve on the Transitional Team.

Elton Jansen, a Belgian Cat, Flemish Separatist, and Long-Time Critic of Leterme‘s, said today that the Dissolution of the current Government was “het juiste te doen ding,” and that Leterme’s Legacy will “zal voor altijd verbonden worden met corruptie en mislukking.” Indeed, Leterme’s efforts to maintain a United Belgium were in Direct Conflict with the Flemish Separatist Movement, and were fraught with Failure from the Outset.

Belgian Cat and Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf noted that the Injection of Funds into Fortis was “waarschijnlijk noodzakelijk,” but he refused to Comment upon the Political Maneuverings that might have been involved and Contributed to Leterme’s Down-Fall.

–The Minister of Information.

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Persia Zuur Supports General Transportation Strike

Three transportation Unions in Belgium are set to go on Strike on Monday with the support of Belgian Cat Persia Zuur and other Socialist Walloons in the Region.

The Strike is meant to send a Message to the Struggling Belgian Government about Union Dissatisfaction over increasing Inflation. Belgium’s Economy, much like many around the Globe, is under great Stress, and many Workers are Concerned that their Voices are not being Heard amidst the Bank Failures and Bailouts of Recent Weeks. Recently, the Government teamed up with the Netherlands and Luxembourg to bail out the Nation’s Largest Bank, Fortis. Zuur and Others see this as a Signal that the Wealthy are being given great Leniency during these Troubled Economic Times while the Working Class continues to Struggle.

The entire Belgian Rail Network, including Gare du Midi, is set to close beginning late Sunday Night and continuing through Monday.

–The Minister of Information.

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