(L-R) Sander Loones is the Belgian Minister of Defence, Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon, Bart De Wever, New Flemish Alliance (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, N-VA) party leader, Belgium State Secretary for Poverty and Equal opportunities Zuhal Demir and Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration, member of NVA Party Theo Francken give a press conference after the NVA left the negotiation during a Minister Council in Brussels, Belgium, 08 December 2018. The NVA threatens to leave the Belgian government if Prime Minister Charles Michel goes to Marrakesh to defend the UN migration pact. Photo: EPA-EFE

Belgium lapses into minority government over UN migration pact

  • Row has split the ruling coalition, with main party leaving after PM’s support over the controversial agreement
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(L-R) Sander Loones is the Belgian Minister of Defence, Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon, Bart De Wever, New Flemish Alliance (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, N-VA) party leader, Belgium State Secretary for Poverty and Equal opportunities Zuhal Demir and Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration, member of NVA Party Theo Francken give a press conference after the NVA left the negotiation during a Minister Council in Brussels, Belgium, 08 December 2018. The NVA threatens to leave the Belgian government if Prime Minister Charles Michel goes to Marrakesh to defend the UN migration pact. Photo: EPA-EFE
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