Illustration picture shows a plenary session of the Walloon parliament in Namur on January 30, 2013 focusing on the layoffs of some 1300 steel workers. Steel giant ArcelorMittal said it would close six cold-processing facilities in the Liege region of eastern Belgium, eliminating 1,300 jobs. In Belgium, in an echo of other once-powerhouse industries such as coal and shipbuilding, the numbers employed in the steel business collapsed from some 34,000 in 1981 to under 10,000 this year. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / BRUNO FAHY (Photo credit should read BRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images)
30 Jan 2013
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