Further expansion of diplomatic corps
In the newspaper De Morgen on 27 September, Minister-president Bourgeois elaborated on the expansion of the Flemish diplomatic representation. This expansion - a new diplomatic post in Rome and the strengthening of posts in Brussels (EU), Berlin and Paris - was announced in the September declaration the day before in the Flemish Parliament.
"We must proactively defend the Flemish interests," said the Minister-president. "An even stronger foreign policy is necessary now international trade and European cooperation are under pressure."
Read the article in De Morgen (only available in Dutch)