Conflict of interest motion approved

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9 November 2007, BRUSSELS – The motion for a conflict of interest that had been announced was unanimously approved by the General Affairs commission of the Parliament of the French Community. The motion from the four francophone democratic parties (Socialist PS, liberal MR, humanist CDH and green Ecolo) came after the parliamentary Home Affairs committee's vote on the division of the Brussels-Halle-Villevoord electoral district.

9 November 2007

BRUSSELS – The motion for a conflict of interest that had been announced was unanimously approved by the General Affairs commission of the Parliament of the French Community. The motion from the four francophone democratic parties (Socialist PS, liberal MR, humanist CDH and green Ecolo) came after the parliamentary Home Affairs committee's vote on the division of the Brussels-Halle-Villevoord electoral district.

The debate in the General Affairs committee of the French community's Parliament went smoothly. The majority of the speakers stressed that invoking a conflict of interest was an appropriate response to the Flemish aggression, but also that it ushered in a period of consultation that should be made full use of.

The members of the committee regard the decision on BHV in the parliamentary commission on Wednesday as "an unprecedented occurrence in our history that must be analysed as an action that fundamentally damages the institutional balance between the two large communities." The interests of the French community were seriously damaged, the general affairs committee said. The motion on the conflict of interest is expected to be approved by the plenary assembly of the French community's Parliament.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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