Government – Belgium will be tested, according to Charles Piqué
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The President of the Brussels Parliament Charles Piqué plans to be very attentive to how Brussels will be handled by the federal and Flemish government. “Our country’s survival will be tested,” he said Wednesday in an interview with Le Soir. Charles Piqué is also concerned about the risk of unbalanced socio-economic measures in their impact on the regions and is concerned about how Brussels will be handled institutionally. The “big issues” are also a cause for worry.
“The coalition agreement does not reassure me. We must absolutely move forward despite a lack of symmetry from the majority. If we do not begin a dialogue with the different levels of government, we are signing the death warrant of our country, “he says.
According to Piqué, “relations between Brussels and its suburbs could represent the main fracture lines of the country. They cite a series of trans-regional issues such as the airport, the ring, mobility plans, competition between shopping centers, etc…