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On the egg controversy in the EU…

A snowballing health scandal over a poisonous insecticide in eggs has revived the specter of a massive political crisis in 1999 that brought down the government.

Belgium will convene an emergency session of ministers in parliament Wednesday to determine whether it can still rely on the food safety apparatus created nearly 20 years ago to prevent a rerun of the dioxin crisis, which is now etched into Belgians’ memories.

Cluck on at Politico.

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