Flemish deputy prime minister suffers burnout

Flemish deputy prime minister Hilde Crevits must rest for another four weeks on doctor's orders. She announced this on Sunday via a post on Instagram. "Sometimes you go too long and too deep into the red. I honestly thought this would not happen to me, and yet ... " writes Crevits.

On Saturday evening 24 September, minister Crevits became unwell during the negotiations on the Flemish budget. The CD&V minister then had to be transferred to hospital and was subsequently replaced in the negotiations by her CD&V colleagues Benjamin Dalle and Jo Brouns.

In the days that followed, she did remain involved in the difficult budget negotiations from a distance, and on Wednesday 28 September - when CD&V took a final turn on the growth package dossier to make an agreement possible - she also came to Brussels. But at both the September declaration and Saturday's debate, she had to be absent for health reasons.

"To my great regret, I have not recovered sufficiently restart with full energy," she said. On doctor's orders, the next four weeks are entirely dedicated to full recovery," she wrote in a post on her Instagram account.

Minister Crevits will be replaced by ministers Brouns and Dalle during her sick leave. ​ "Together with all the staff in the cabinet, they will do everything they can to make sure that there is no delay in the much work ahead," the minister states. "I would have preferred it to be different," the CD&V minister concludes.



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