Back to work for Flemish Parliament
In the midst of ongoing talks to form coalition governments at the federal and regional levels, new members of the Flemish Parliament get a tour, while the Brussels Capital-Region promises to tackle unemployment and mobility
Brussels government states priorities
The opening session was held to acquaint new members with the parliament. They get down to the real work next week.
Meanwhile, the new Brussels-Capital Region government held its first press conference to outline its plans for the coming years. The government said it intended to serve as a “loyal and constructive partner in state reforms and to work for the benefit of all Brussels citizens, irrespective of the language they speak”.
The new Brussels government is composed of six parties – three French speaking (socialists SP, Christian democrats CDH and the francophone party FDF) and three Dutch speaking (socialists SP.A, liberals Open VLD and Christian democrats CD&V).
The government said its priorities were to cut unemployment and tackle the city’s transport crisis. It added that it was committed to major projects begun by the previous administration, including the Neo shopping centre at Heizel and the development of the canal zone.
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Government of Flanders
million people live in the Flemish Region.
provinces constitute the Flemish Region: West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Antwerp and Limburg.
number of years for which the Flemish Parliament is elected. Its elections coincide with those of the European Parliament.