Federal Belgium after the fourth state reform of 1993 by AndreМЃ Alen

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  • Belgium.


  • Federal government -- Belgium.,
  • Linguistic minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Belgium.,
  • Local government -- Belgium.

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StatementAndré Alen, Rusen Ergec.
SeriesTexts documents, Texts & documents (Belgium. Ministère des affaires étrangères, du commerce extérieur et de la coopération au développement)
ContributionsErgec, Rusen.
LC ClassificationsKJK2373 .A95 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL750842M
LC Control Number97145091

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The Communities and the Regions, which were set up under previous reforms, now received their full powers. Belgium became independent in Between andthe country evolved into a more efficient federal structure.

This occurred through five state reforms (in,and ). As a result, the first Article of the Belgian constitution reads today: 'Belgium is a federal state.

This reform inter alia included a transfer of powers worth 20 billion euros from the federal level to the level of the federated states, a profound reform of the Senate, and a substantial increase in fiscal autonomy for the regions. This contribution critically analyses the current state of Cited by: 4.

was already federal in nature, a fourth reform happened in in order to consolidate the previous state reforms and to turn Belgium into a fully-fledged federal : Hemant Kumar Dash. a federal Belgium, as it gave Belgium’s constituent parts real and important powers: namely, a parliament (though not yet directly elected) and a government.

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note: the constitutional revision that further devolved Belgium into a federal state created three levels of government (federal, regional, and linguistic community) with a complex division of responsibilities; this reality leaves six governments, each with its own legislative assembly; changes above occurred since the sixth state reform.

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“Once the sixth state reform takes effect, we will have a new Belgium.” State secretary for state reform Servais Verherstraeten added that “the eight political parties and the federal government have finished their part of the job and are now handing over the baton to the regional governments”.

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The Belgian Senate looks completely different after the sixth state reform. The Butterfly Agreement of Octo on the sixth state reform executed a reform of the bicameral system, whereby the Senate and its function were revised.

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Federal. State. with. Communities. and. Regions ” 5. Up-to-date Dutch, French and German versions of the Constitution of Belgium can be found on the Senate's website. The following unofficial translation is partially based on a translation made by the Belgian Senate (version ) and edited by me since then.

Title I On Federal Belgium, its components and its territory. Article 1. From a Unitary to a Federal State. A federal state is always a complicated state.

In general, a federal system is characterized by the existence of at least two levels of institutions, the regional level and the federal level.

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Known as the sixth state reform, the document contains 82 new laws approved by all eight political parties that form the current coalition federal government took two years to reach. References: Agranoff R. (), Accommodating Diversity: Asymmetry in Federal States (BadenBaden: Nomos) Alen A.

(), Handboek van het Belgisch Staatsrecht (Antwerp: Kluwer) Alen A. and Ergec R. (), Federal Belgium after the Fourth State Reform of (Brussels: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Bogdanor V (), Devolution in the United. THE CONSTITUTION TITLE I On federal Belgium, its cOmpOnents and its territOry Article 1 Belgium is a federal State composed of Communities and Regions.

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