Steven Vandeput will not be Defence Minister in the next cabinet, he said in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. He claims this has nothing to do with the F-16 affair. “There are departments where mandates can be extended, but I need a change,” he said.
As Defence Minister, “one has numerous functions with great visibility. If you do it for too long, there is a risk you start thinking it’s reality.”