New manifesto from Francophones

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26 February 2007, Ten years after "Choisir L'Avenir", a manifesto expressing the necessity for renewed unity within the Belgian French-speaking community, Serge Moureaux and Antoinette Spaak, two former left-wing members of parliament, drafted a another manifesto, the "Manifeste pour L'unité francophone".

26 February 2007

Ten years after "Choisir L'Avenir", a manifesto expressing the necessity for renewed unity within the Belgian French-speaking community, Serge Moureaux and Antoinette Spaak, two former left-wing members of parliament, drafted a another manifesto, the "Manifeste pour L'unité francophone".

The original French-community manifesto was written in 1997 by four university professors, Bernard Remiche, Christian Franck, André-Paul Frognier and Vincent Vagman, and was signed by hundreds of intellectuals and politicians.

This wake-up call was considered to be the first significant attempt at re-establishing balance between the economically powerful Flemish part of the country and the more passive French-speaking community.

The four writers of the 1997 manifesto will contribute the final version of the "Manifeste pour L'unité francophone". The final version of the document is due to be released in March.

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