Brussels sits in a divided country, hosting the divided EU’s many institutions

Facts4EU reveals a perfect example at the heart of the EU’s problems in creating a superstate

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The EU’s institutions are located in a country riven in two by conflict

The EU constantly tries to present itself in a positive light, as a ‘Europe’ that is unified and more effective as an increasingly federalised and centralised state.

‘Europe’ is of course a continent of some 50+ countries (according to varying international definitions) and the word has been wholly misappropriated by the EU. This is why Facts4EU constantly corrects ‘Europe’ or ‘European’ to ‘EU’ when writing about their various institutions.

In this report, Facts4EU.Org looks at just one iconic example of the problems besetting the EU apparachiks as they rush ever closer towards a single EU superstate.

The centre of the EU’s powerbase – Brussels – sits in a country split in two

In many ways Belgium is a totemic symbol of the deep problems facing EU globalists as they attempt to unify 27 countries into one superstate.

Home to the EU Commission, the EU Council, and countless other EU institutions, Belgium’s capital city Brussels is situated in a country divided into two. So much so, the city of Brussels itself has even had to be declared as a third ‘region’ of that country.

Photo left: The famous 'Mannequin Pis' statue in Brussels

In the northern half of Belgium sits Flanders, Flemish-speaking (near enough Dutch), whilst in the southern half is Wallonia, French-speaking. Brussels sits just in the northern half of Belgium and is officially bilingual. To make matters a little more complicated, in the west there’s a German-speaking part of the country.

For many years this small country has been riven by these divisions. Laws in one part of the country do not apply in other parts.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Belgium is a small country: the basic facts about this EU country - the EU Commission's seat of power

  • Belgium’s land mass is only 11,849 sq m – just 12.7% that of the UK
  • Its population is 11.5m – 17.1% that of the UK
  • Its economy last year totalled just €457bn (approx £384bn GDP) – 16.6% that of the UK
  • Dutch Flanders has traditionally had around ½ the unemployment rate of French Wallonia
  • Both sides have separatist movements – the Flemish one is stronger
  • Governance - Belgium has six different governments

Belgian politics would take a long time to explain – so we won’t

Following their 2010 general election it took the Belgians 1½ years to form a national government. Any attempt to explain Belgian governance would take longer than it would take to walk across Belgium.

It’s possible that Belgium’s most famous export is now its former Prime Minister - one Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt MEP, beloved of the UK’s Rejoiners and mocked by British Brexiteers.


If the host nation for the EU’s institutions can’t unify, how can the EU unify itself?

In many ways Belgium is a prime example of the problems facing the ideologues of the EU Commission in their desire to create one superstate, trying to subsume all 27 countries into ‘the United States of Europe’.

If the centre of the EU’s power resides in a country so divided that it is split into three - and has six governments - what hope does the EU have of ever reaching its goal of European (EU) domination?

The ‘European dream’ of British Rejoiners

UK Rejoiners still labour under a false impression of the nature of the EU, despite all evidence to the contrary. There is no question whatsoever that the EU’s autocrats are set on creating a superstate and – in effect – abolishing the individual sovereign countries who are members.

If Rejoiners doubt this, we invite them to read the thousands of carefully researched reports in Facts4EU.Org’s ‘Brexit Index’. This is the largest repository of Brexit facts in the world. All the data comes from official sources and the vast majority comes from the EU Commission itself.

Do all the citizens of EU member countries really want their country to disappear?

It is not in the EU’s interests to ask this question. Despite the daily bombardment of propaganda put out by the EU Commission on its websites and on social media, we doubt the majority of people in most EU member countries wish their national identities to disappear.

People are not stupid, as the United Kingdom’s EU Referendum proved. Sooner or later – if given the chance – people will vote on what they feel is right.

The divided country of Belgium is just one small example of the problems facing the EU

The nation of Belgium is just one small example of why ‘Europe’ is better off with its rich variety of individual countries, having governments which make decisions in the interests of its peoples. These countries may be somewhat flawed – as in the case of Belgium – but having unelected foreign bureaucrats running their countries would be far worse.

The EU has already stolen swathes of national decision-making by stealth (ie with no referenda). Facts4EU.Org will continue to work with affiliated organisations and with eurosceptic groups on the continent, to promote freedom and democracy.

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Tues 10 May 2022

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