Belgium 1969-1990

In 2002/2004 Belgium introduced the Euro currency. In 2003 the Belgian government was opposed to the invasion of Iraq and did not join the Coalition of the Willing. In a 2005 referendum, the Belgian populace approved the EU constitution.
In 2002 Belgium decriminalized euthanasia. In 2003 the phaseout of the existing nuclear reactors was decided upon and a ban on the construction of new ones was put in place. In 2003, same sex marriages were legalized, Belgium being the second country in Europe to do so (after the Netherlands).
King Baudouin died in 1993; he was succeeded by his brother Albert II.

Famous Belgians, from List of Belgian Kings, Prime Ministers, from Ben Cahoon
List of Belgian Prime Ministers, portfolio ministers, party leaders since 1945, information on party history, from ZPC
Liste des gouvernements 1944-1999, with downloadable files 'composition', 'declaration', from CRISP (in French, on Belgium)
The Belgian constitution explained, from Cadmos
Belgium, a federal state, from Belgian Government
Radicaal-links in Belgie en de val van de Muur. Hoe overleefden de KP, de SAP en de PVDA de val van het 'reeel bestaande socialisme'? (The Radical Left in Belgium and the Fall of the Wall. How did the KP, SAP and PVDA survive the fall of 'real, existing socialism' ? online dissertation by Jan Buelinckx,. Gent 2002, in Dutch
DOCUMENTS Belgian banknotes, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
REFERENCE Article : Belgium, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1991 pp.446-447, 553, 1992 pp.420, 553, 1993 pp.428, 563, 1994 pp.424-425, 563, 1995 pp.378-379, 563, 1996 pp.377, 563, 1997 pp.396-397, 561, 2002 pp.394-395, 557 [G]
Article : Belgium, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1991-1992 pp.193-202, 1992-1993 pp.192-201, 1993-1994 pp.195-203, 1994-1995 pp.190-198, 1995-1996 pp.180-187, 1996-1997 pp.195-202, 1997-1998 pp.202-210, 1998-1999 pp.227-235, 2000 pp.276-285, 2001 pp.270-278, 2002 pp.282-291, 2003 pp.281-289, 2004 pp.283-291, 2005 pp.276-285, 2006 pp.273-282 [G]
Article : Belgium, in : Americana Annual 1992 p.141, 1993 p.135, 1994 p.135, 1998 p.136, 2006 p.80 [G]
Entry : Travel Warning - Belgium, pp.420-422, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : Kingdom of Belgium, Cabinet p.12, Background Notes : Belgium, pp.293-301, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Belgium, pp.262-269 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]

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