BELGIUM WATCH

Flanders oppressed since 1830

Belgian nationalists attempt to influence Federal elections with concert

 Belgian nationalists are organizing a large concert on the 6th of June, in an attempt to influence the results of the federal elections of June 13, exact one week later. The free Belgavox concert ,as it is called, will be held from 1 to 6PM on the Place des Palais in Brussels, symbolically just in front of the Royal Palace.

31 May 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

European license plate in Belgian colours refused by French community because ‘to Flemish’

 A study revealed that a new European licence plate with yellow background and black font would give the best visibility. Aside the European stars on a blue background and the B of ‘Belgium’ ,  Flemish Secretary Of State Schouppe (CD&V) proposed to add also a red border around the license plate to represent the Belgian flag.  Although The French community rejected this tricolore Belgian colour design because the yellow and black colours are to dominant and so to Flemish. Black and yellow are the colours of the Flemish lion flag.

30 May 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

MR chairman sees extension Brussels over Flemish border still as a possibility

Walloon MR chairmain Didier Reynders insisted that negotiation around the expansion of Brussels should be addressed. “Maybe not the territory,” he says  today in the VUM Newspapers. “But there are other possibilities.” So suggests the French liberal “a Brussels police zone for instance extended over the Flemish border”

29 May 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

Joëlle Milquet “Belgian language border is a historical mistake”

 Joëlle Milquet, the leader of the French-speaking , Christian democratic – humanist political party (CDH), called this evening during a debate on the Rtbf , the language border a historical mistake. The language border is the in 1963 agreed border between the Dutch and French speaking parts of Belgium.

28 May 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

French-language public broadcaster cancels joint electoral debate with Flemish broadcaster

A committee of the French-language public broadcaster RTBF has cancelled a joint electoral debate with the Flemish broadcaster VRT  planned for May 30.  The committee calls one of the Flemish political parties, Vlaams Belang ‘anti-democratic’ and cancels therefore the complete event with the Flemish broadcaster. Vlaams Belang is a right wing party which achieved 19% of the Flemish votes during the last federal elections in 2007. Vlaams Belang strives to Flemish independency.

27 May 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment