Yes, the whole DHL topic has been in all newspapers and discussed about on every TV
station in Belgium for the past few weeks. It's becoming quite hilaric actually and a typical example of Belgian political inefficiency.
I wouldn't be surprised if DHL already made their decision to move most of their ops away from BRU
a long time ago, no matter what they say in front of the camera.
I hope the best for the employees, but these surrounders of BRU
are giving the politicians quite some nightmares. By surrounders, I do not only mean those living within 2km or so, but also those living away about 10 km away from BRU
. It's quite horrible how all these action groups can almost block every single government here in Belgium (we do have quite some governments as a matter of fact).
My personal prediction: the Federal, Flemish and Brussels governments keep on discussion the next (few) week(s), way beyond any possible deadline and without making one inch of progress, and all of a sudden DHL makes a statement that they will move their European hub away from BRU
Should this happen, I hope all those action groups rest their cases, feel good about themselves and who knows, maybe they'll start a discussion about freight trains or so?