Durant said that Europe "was counting on Belgium to make the best use of the Lisbon Treaty for the EU.
" And it's true that with Herman Van Rompuy as the permanent president of the Council, the country could expect a close collaboration.
A government in current affairs could preside the Council as planned, but for a country which has always been a compromise maker, this would represent a huge loss of credibility.
In the House, the Vlaamse Leeuw resonates
MPs from the extreme right party Vlaams Belang sang the Flemish anthem and unfolded a banner calling for the independence of Flanders without being stopped by security.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Patrick Dewael has canceled the plenary meeting today in order to avoid a major crisis.