November 1, 2020

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Farewell to Fons Verplaetse, the brilliant son of a cattle …

Farewell to Fons Verplaetse, the brilliant son of a cattle ...

Fons Verplaetse has died. The brilliant economist who devalued the Belgian franc in the 1980s and led our country to the euro in the 1990s has turned 90, as he predicted five years ago. He died of Covid-19 after a short illness.

“The importance and the brilliance van Fons Verplaetse cannot be overestimated. Without him we would never have known the prosperity in Belgium that we now have. “Herman Van Rompuy (CD&V) was …