Belgium in need of a restart?

The Dutch quality newspaper NRC.next appears with a rather special front-page today. As a result of Monday's strike the daily wonders whether Belgium is suffering from a system error and is in need of a restart.

NRC.next wonders how Belgium ended up in this predicament. The daily's front-page shows Belgium as if it were a computer programme that has crashed. The paper run by a Belgian details what is going wrong: power shortages, traffic jams, the large number of road deaths and the backlog in the courts. Dutch readers also learn about Belgian waffle iron policies: the practice of ensuring that if the North gets something, the South will get something different of the same value whether it needs it or not or vice versa of course. Belgians' anarchist tendencies too are explained.