Features by Matt Cole
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Belgium
Belgium, the country with the fifth largest debt load in Europe, has gone without a full-time government for over 500 days. Today, a prime minister was appointed.
The leaders of eight of the world's wealthiest nations have much to discuss at their annual meeting this week, including emerging democracies, nuclear safety and even the Internet. But any statements or pledges that come out of the meeting are not guaranteed, due to a lack of policy enforcement.