‘Flanders is getting screwed’: N-VA youth distributes condoms against Vivaldi government
Share article:
Share article:

‘Flanders is getting screwed’: N-VA youth distributes condoms against Vivaldi government

Credit: Jan De Meulemeester/Twitter

The youth department of the Flemish rightwing N-VA party handed out condoms in six Flemish student cities on Monday in a “playful protest” against the forming Vivaldi government.

To underline their displeasure about the lack of a Flemish majority in the so-called Vivaldi government, N-VA’s youth handed out condoms with an inscription saying “F*ck Vivaldi” to students in Kortrijk, Ghent, Brussels, Leuven, Hasselt and Antwerp.

“We are giving people something to protect them from something they did not ask for,” said youth president Viktor Rooseleer. “If Flanders is going to be screwed for four years, at least let us do it safely.”

Translation: “Today, N-VA’s youth is handing out #Vivaldi condoms in several student cities! Because after all, it is Flanders who is getting screwed.”

Since the government negotiations started, the Vivaldi coalition – made up of socialists PS and sp.a, liberals MR and Open VLD, ecologists Ecolo and Groen, and Christian democrats CD&V – received a lot of criticism for not representing the mainly rightwing Flemish voters, according to the N-VA and far-right Vlaams Belang party.

Related News:


However, this government composition excludes the N-VA, even though it was the party that received the most votes in the 2019 elections, because of tensions with other parties.

Recently, N-VA’s leader Bart De Wever also made headlines after some “vulgar” comments about a day of turbulent government negotiations, in which it briefly seemed like Francophone liberals MR would not take part in the government after all.

“I think our blue friends (the liberals) will now have to get down on their knees, open their mouths and swallow,” said De Wever then, before adding that N-VA would “destroy” the government coalition in the opposition.

N-VA is not the only Flemish party to voice their displeasure over the make up of the new government. On Sunday, some 5,000 Flemish far-right Vlaams Belang supporters also protested against the current government by urging people to drive to Brussels under the slogan “not my government.”

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

Latest news

‘No scientific basis’ for giving everyone third dose, vaccine expert says
The head of Belgium's Vaccination Taskforce has argued that there is not enough scientific evidence to support the Flemish government's decision to ...
Re-introducing face masks indoors considered as Covid-19 situation worsens
Belgium's council of ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the worsening epidemiological situation, and reintroducing face ...
Threats of strike action could affect Brussels’ STIB network from Monday
Brussels public transport operator STIB's trams, buses and metros could be affected from Monday 25 October onwards as the union representing the ...
Brussels bars linked to alleged sexual assault vouch to improve women’s safety
The management of the two bars in Ixelles, which made headlines in recent days after several young women reported that they had been drugged then ...
European Council: Decisions on Covid-19 and energy and debate on other issues
At the two-days summit which ended on Friday, the European Council adopted conclusions on COVID-19, digital, energy prices, migration, trade and ...
Flanders ‘water bomb’ could cause €2 billion in damages and affect thousands
The next "water bomb" or heavy rainfall over Flanders could cause damages estimated at around €2 billion, and could affect up to 100,000 people in ...
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective in 5 to 11-year-olds
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic forms of the coronavirus in children aged five to 11, Pfizer announced on ...
Belgian airport named best for cargo in Europe
Brussels Airport has been named the best airport in Europe in a 2021 roundup of the best cargo airports across the world. The Asian Freight, ...
NASA plans first return mission to Moon in February 2022
The United States space agency, NASA, has announced that it will be aiming to launch its first, uncrewed mission to the moon, Artemis 1, in February ...
New, reportedly more contagious Delta mutation being monitored
A new mutation of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is reported to be more contagious, is being monitored by health authorities in the ...
Angèle releases new single: ‘Bruxelles je t’aime’
Belgian singer Angèle has unveiled her latest song ahead of the release of her new album, due later this year. 'Bruxelles je t'aime' (Brussels I ...
23 million chickens and 1.7 million pigs: Climate experts call for livestock cut
Flander's livestock needs to be drastically cut to save the climate and reach the emission reduction targets, according to the latest advice from the ...