Part I The standardization of the Dutch language The history of the standardization of Dutch and of the political partition of the Netherlands (the Low Countries) gives significant insights into the role of language in the modern Netherlands (called as well as Holland) and Belgium. The fact that the standardization […]
In the area where the multilingual state of Belgium is located, the main political mark today is the general openness for the expression of different attitudes and policies. Therefore, there are almost unlimited options in drawing political boundaries. That is unlike, for example, as well as with multilingual Switzerland, where […]
The growing economic, social, linguistic and political gap between Wallonia and Flanders led Belgium during the last decades into instability and segregation of the society along the ethnic lines. It is visible and from the political scene of the country as new regional parties were formed by the Flemish and Walloon sections of the Christian Democrats, the Socialists, and the Liberals.
Belgium is the political cener for the European Union (the EU) and the NATO, and it is one of the six EU countries which originally established the European Single Market.[i] The question of Belgium’s multicultural federalism is of crucial importance for the future process of European integration or disintegration. Historical […]
If the host country of the EU’s headquarters falls victim to the secessionist trend that might be poised to sweep across the bloc due to the “Catalan Chain Reaction”.