19 February 2004
BRUSSELS – The Belgian government has asked international management consultantcy PriceWaterhouseCoopers to prepare a detailed report on the management of the country’s police forces, Flemish newspaper De Tijd reported on Thursday.
The firm carried out a similar study of the police service two years ago, which showed that Belgium’s law enforcers were drowning in a sea of paperwork.
The government has commissioned the new report to see if reforms put in place since then are working.
But police unions and some of the country’s leading public prosecutors have already said they think the reforms have failed.
On Wednesday 180, 000 Police officers took to the streets of Brussels in a protest over their pay and working conditions.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Belgian news