Belgium against German plans on stability pact

In an interview published Thursday Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt voiced his opposition to German plans on how to reform the rules governing the euro.

In the interview with FT Deutschland, Mr Verhofstadt said he had "great concerns" about some of the suggestions being considered by Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.

"I am very sceptical about [the proposals]", the Belgian leader told the newspaper after a meeting with the Chancellor on Tuesday (1 December).

"At the end everything would be calc