Three searches of his house had failed to detect two girls he had kidnapped, who starved to death. There was also a series of corruption scandals, and then shortly before the 1999 election it was revealed that carcinogenic dioxins had been found in Belgian animal feed, leading to bans around the world on importing food from the country. Defeated in the election, Dehaene turned his focus to Europe and played a key role in brokering an EU constitution. After visit referendums in France and the Netherlands rejected it, many parts of the plan were taken up by the Treaty of Lisbon that currently web directories sets EU policy. It made me proud, he said. The EU President Herman Van Rompuy was a close party colleague throughout his career and only emerged from Dehaenes shadow after he took on the biggest job in the EU in 2009.
17 May 2014