The European elections were overshadowed by the national and regional elections in Belgium which saw the country very much divided between the right-leaning Flemish north and the French-speaking south which saw the far left make significant gains.

The result of the European elections reflect the result of the regional and federal elections. For Flanders, N-VA remains the biggest party with 3 seats. However, the winner is Vlaams Belang with 12.4%, gaining two extra seats. Groen wins 1.8% but that is not enough to get a second seat. This means that veteran Bart Staes will no longer be an MEP.

On The French-speaking side, Ecolo (ecologists) and the extreme left PTB are the winners and gain an extra seat. MR and PS both lose a seat and have 2 left.

EPP (4 MEPs)

CD&V have announced that the current Federal Vice Prime Minister and Minister for…

S&D (4 MEPs)

The PS list under Paul Magnette has been agreed, with Marie Arena in 2nd place, followed…

ECR (4 MEPs)

Marc Demesaeker MEP, who had been expected to stand down, is now 4th on the list and…

ALDE (6 MEPs)

MR have chosen Michel Barnier, son of the Brexit negotiator, as 3rd on the list behind…

GREENS (2 MEPs)

Olivier De Schutter will stand in 3rd place for Ecolo. He is the former UN special…

'De maatregelen zijn pas zes dagen geleden ingegaan. Vrijdag namen we bijkomende maatregelen die pas zaterdag ingegaan zijn.

Het effect zie je pas na tien tot veertien dagen. Een beetje koelbloedigheid is dus aan de orde', zegt Vlaams minister-president @JanJambon. #vtmnieuws

'Vlaanderen werkt binnen krijtlijnen die rekening houden met onze scholen, economie, zorg en vereenzaming.

We moeten oppassen dat we niet los van ratio en adviezen terechtkomen in een opbod van maatregelen. Daar stap ik niet in mee', zegt @JanJambon. #vtmnieuws 👇

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