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Federal election in Belgium, 25 May 2014

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The next federal elections in Belgium are scheduled to be held on 25 May 2014.[1] All 150 members of theChamber of Representatives will be elected, whereas the Senate will no longer be directly elected following the2011-2012 state reform

 

 

Just one of several elections to be held in Europe during 2014.

 

To my mind, Belgians are among those with the greatest reason to reconsider among the above.

 

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0.1% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
-0.3% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)

Not particularly good, that.

 

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0.2% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 162

 

Not particularly good that, either.

 

 
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8.8% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97
7.6% (2012 est.)
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15.2% (2007 est.)

 

 

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revenues: $241.9 billion
expenditures: $258.2 billion (2013 est.)
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47.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15   field_listing_on.gif
-3.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 126   field_listing_on.gif
102.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15
99.6% of GDP (2012 est.)

 

High debt, considering the rest of the data. It's on the rise as well.

 

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-$9.1 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 175
-$6.65 billion (2012 est.)
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$295.3 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 22
$302.4 billion (2012 est.)
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machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs
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Germany 18%, France 16.1%, Netherlands 13%, UK 7.3%, US 5.3%, Italy 4.4% (2012)
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$310.2 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 18
$311.1 billion (2012 est.)

 

Trade looks disappointing.

 

 
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lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 28.4% (2006)

 

At least they very equal. Not that that helps them if they've got problems.

 

 

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I'm curious what you're trying to say with these numbers and also why you choose Belgium as your topic. We're not generally in the line of people's interests, so it stands out to me as a Belgian.

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I'm pointing out that your economy is in a very bad shape. Lithuania is a former communist nation, and their economy might not be the best, but they're improving right now. Sweden is also in a much better shape, economically, than Belgium. I think the Serbian and Slovakian economies are improving. But Romania and Belgium are in a bad shape, economically. All mentioned nations have elections coming up 2014.

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I'm curious what you're trying to say with these numbers and also why you choose Belgium as your topic. We're not generally in the line of people's interests, so it stands out to me as a Belgian.

Easy answer---Socialism Bad, Capitalism Good.  He starts one of these topics about once a week or so. 

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Slovakia actually has high unemployment figures, so they're not in the greatest shape, either. They're improving in other regards. Serbia is also a bit of a disappointment. They're former communist nations, though, so ..

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I'm curious what you're trying to say with these numbers and also why you choose Belgium as your topic. We're not generally in the line of people's interests, so it stands out to me as a Belgian.

Easy answer---Socialism Bad, Capitalism Good.  He starts one of these topics about once a week or so. 

 

Yeah, Sweden has an election coming up, and we're in good shape. Hopefully we won't sink to the numbers Belgium has after our election.

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I see. Meanwhile nobody here is rejected high quality medical care because of the size of their bank account. No child is left without education. No students start their lives with mountain high debts due to student loans. When you fall on bad times due to lay offs, accidents or other bad luck your back is covered and our wellbeing is not dependent on the 'charity' of the individual but is guaranteed by the entire community. Yes, the haves and the healthy contribute to take care of the sick and the have-nots. That's what any decent human being does.

 

But anyway, I won't argue with such a person, seems like a waste of my sunday. Thanks for the head's up Drakkon.

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