Secessionist wave sweeps Belgium

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Series Details 15.10.12
Publication Date 15/10/2012
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Flemish nationalists made sweeping gains across northern Belgium in local elections on the 14 October 2012, a success that will bolster separatists’ hopes for a break-up of the country.

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EUObserver, 15.10.12: Commission ducks questions on separatism in EU states

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