Leterme leaves hospital
Deputy Prime Minister has been dismissed from Leuven University Hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister Yves Leterme (Flemish Christian democrat) has been dismissed from Leuven University Hospital. He will rest at home a few days before he returns to work on Monday.
Yves Leterme was admitted to hospital mid February. He was treated for internal bleeding and the start of a lung infection.
(Belga) Upon leaving hospital, Mr Leterme made a short statement thanking the medical personnel at the hospitals of Leuven and Ieper (West Flanders), where he was first admitted when he became unwell.
Mr Leterme announced that he would resume work on Monday. "I am going to rest 3 or 4 days at home and then I hope to be able to return with full energy on Monday."
During Leterme's absence, accords were reached on further state reforms and the budget.
Party colleagues Jo Vandeurzen and Etienne Schouppe stood in for Leterme during the negotiations. Yves Leterme was consulted by telephone.