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French casting acquisitive eyes at Wallonia

 An opinion poll  by France-Soir, a French daily newspaper, revealed today that 66% of the French would be happy to see Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, subsumed into France. Right-wing French politicians made already earlier openly the case for annexation. French-speaking Belgians, for their part, were earlier also coming round to the idea. If they were presented with a binary choice between joining France and going it alone, opinion polls suggested they would rather join France. Meanwhile Walloon politicians are claiming Flemish territory on the Belgian federal level, like a ‘French linguistic corridor’ between Wallonia and Brussels.

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10 June 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment