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General strike against Belgium’s new government

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Tens of thousands of people protested against austerity in Brussels on Friday of last week. Large parts of Belgium’s transport system were shut down by strikes.
Issue 2282

Tens of thousands of people protested against austerity in Brussels on Friday of last week. Large parts of Belgium’s transport system were shut down by strikes.

A new government comprising social democrats, liberals and conservatives is pushing through the cuts. This grand coalition was formed in response to the downgrading of Belgium’s credit rating last week—ending 540 days of political stalemate.

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