Flemish parliament shortens summer recess
The Flemish parliament has voted unanimously to cut two weeks from its holiday schedule to get more done during the summer months
In session this July
MPs will no longer be able to head off on holiday around the Flemish national holiday on 11 July. They will instead work two more weeks in July so that they “follow the same rhythm as the Flemish government,” parliament said in a statement.
But the parties rejected a proposal to return to work two weeks earlier, on 1 September. They will return to parliament in mid-September as usual.
Meanwhile, the Brussels parliament has voted to return to work on the third Monday of September, a full month earlier than usual.
Government of Flanders
million people live in the Flemish Region.
provinces constitute the Flemish Region: West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Antwerp and Limburg.
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