Belgian government collapses over Fortis affair

International Herald TribuneDecember 19, 2008Belgium’s government collapsed on Friday after a top court found signs that it had sought to sway a legal ruling on the future of stricken bank Fortis. “(Belgian Prime Minister Yves) Leterme put the proposal (for a resignation of his government) to the cabinet and they have agreed to it,” Leterme’s spokesman Peter Poulussen said. more