Belgium is not a failed state

Posted on 21/04/2016

On April 6th, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel defended his country’s approach to tackling terror threats Wednesday, saying that Belgium is not a “failed state.”

Michel told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that there have been successes and failures in the fight against extremism.

 “I don’t accept the idea that a state such as Belgium would be a failed state” because of a terrorist attack, Michel said.
“We are a country that met successes in the fight against terrorism. But there is a failure, just like 9/11 was a failure for the United States, just like London was a failure for the U.K., Madrid was a failure for Spain. All those countries have had to draw the lessons in order to improve the situation for the future.”