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  Flanders (region, Belgium) - MSN Encarta
The Flemish Region (Vlaams Gewest or Vlaanderen in Dutch), a contemporary meaning of ' Flanders ', is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium – alongside...
Flanders (region, Belgium) or Flemish Region (Dutch Vlanderen), administrative and language region in northern Belgium, consisting of five provinces: West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerpen, Limburg, and Flemish Brabant.
The region is bordered on the west by France and the North Sea, on the north and east by the Netherlands, and to the south by the region of Wallonia.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579788/Flanders_(region_Belgium).html   (738 words)

 Flanders (administrative region) - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Flanders (administrative region), (Flemish Vlanderen), administrative region in northern Belgium consisting of five provinces: West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg, and Flemish Brabant.
A number of rivers drain from the higher plateau region to the south into the Scheldt River, which flows past the city of Antwerp to the North Sea.
A linguistic border between the two regions of Flanders and Wallonia has existed since the 4th century ad, when pressure from the Germanic Franks led to a withdrawal of the Roman Empire, creating a division roughly equivalent to the contemporary regional border.
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 Flemish - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Flemish Language, territorial name for the Dutch language spoken in historic Flanders, a region mostly comprising the northern part of Belgium, but...
Flemish can refer to anything related to Flanders, and may refer directly to the following articles: Flemish (linguistics), a number of varieties of the Dutch language; the...
Flemish (Vlaams in Dutch), as the general adjective relating to Flanders, can refer to the speech of the Flemings, inhabitants of Flanders, though for the Flemish Community...
encarta.msn.com /Flemish.html   (184 words)

  Belgium's French Community
Belgium has three communities: the French Community, the Flemish Community and the German-speaking Community, the constituent elements of which are culture and language.
The constituent element of a region is territory.
So, the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community have combined their respective Parliaments, on the one hand, and their Governments, on the other.
www.cfwb.be /gb/presentation/communaute/pg003.html   (260 words)

  Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both the Flemish Community as the Flemish region are federal units of the Kingdom of Belgium.
The Flemish Region has a population of around 6 million (excluding the Dutch-speaking community in the Brussels Capital region, which is not a part of the Flemish region).
Their suffering is still remembered by Flemish organizations during the yearly Yser pilgrimage and Wake of the Yser in Diksmuide at the monument of The Yser tower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flanders   (2755 words)

 Flemish Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Flemish region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium (alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region).
The current Flemish authorities (Flemish parliament, Flemish governement,...) therefore represent all Flemings, including those living in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The Flemish region is divided into 5 provinces that form the Flemish region:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flemish_Region   (148 words)

 The Flemish Community and the Flemish Region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the level of the Communities and Regions, the legislative competence is exercised by a Parliament (Vlaams Parlement) and the executive power by a government.
Flemish Region and Community matters are governed by the same institutions: there is a Flemish Parliament and a Flemish government
Certain public assignments are done by specialised public institu­tions such as VRT (Flemish television), De Lijn (Flemish public transport company), Kind en Gezin (Family and child agency), OVAM (Flemish waste agency) and VDAB (the Flemish agency for job centres and occupational training, equivalent to the Employment Office in the U.K.).
www.hrwf.net /html/b_n_minorities_FlemishCommunity-Region.html   (695 words)

 Reference for Flemish Region - Search.com
The Flemish Region (Vlaams Gewest or Vlaanderen in Dutch), a contemporary meaning of 'Flanders', is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium – alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.
Brussels is part of Flanders, but only for all its Flemish inhabitants and local institutions (which indeed live in both the Flemish Region and the Brussels Region).
Municipalities: of the Brussels-Capital Region • in the Flemish Region • in the Walloon Region
www.search.com /reference/Flemish_Region   (551 words)

 Belgium, hotels, cars, information, tips
Belgium is divided into three communities, the Flemish community, the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 960,000), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,300,000).
The Flemish ones are characterized by cobblestones or "pave", and the Walloon ones are characterized by rolling hills.
Regional loyalties are often found in full display at these races.
www.flights-and-hotels.com /belgium   (1871 words)

 Belgium: Communities and Regions - K12 Academics
The overlapping boundaries of the Regions and Communities have created two notable peculiarities: the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region is included in both Flemish and French Communities, and the territory of the German-speaking Community lies wholly within the Walloon Region.
Flemish and Walloon regions are furthermore subdivided in administrative entities, the provinces.
The third tier is the Regional governments, who manage mostly land and property based issues such as housing, transportation etc. For example, the building permit for a school building in Brussels belonging to the public school system would be regulated by the regional government of Brussels.
www.k12academics.com /belgium_regions.htm   (320 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Flemish
Flemish Language, territorial name for the Dutch language spoken in historic Flanders, a region mostly comprising the northern part of Belgium, but...
Flemish Literature, literature of the historic Flanders region, written in the Dutch language (known in the region by its cultural name, the...
Flanders (region, Belgium) (Dutch Vlanderen), administrative and language region in northern Belgium, consisting of five provinces: West Flanders,...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Flemish.html   (91 words)

 Discrimination in access to employment on grounds of foreign origin : the case of Belgium - International migration
In none of the three regions could the effect of variables relating to the size of the enterprise, type of firm, duration of contract, working hours systems, remuneration, working conditions be dealt with, as over 40% of the data concerning these variables were unavailable.
In the Brussels-Capital Region, the data collected show that, proportionally, the rate of discrimination is not connected with the type of contact through which the differential treatment is expressed, and that it is still higher than the critical rate, whether the contact is oral, visual or written.
In the Brussels Region, it was observed that such behaviour usually took the form of distortion of the procedure and the false statement, and that it was particularly apparent when the requirement of bilingualism was under consideration and when a decision was taken in respect of placing the applicant on a reserve file.
www.ilo.org /public/english/protection/migrant/papers/imp23/ch10.htm   (3937 words)

 Encyclopedia: Belgian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have their headquarters in the...
To the east is an officially recognised minority of German speakers; the capital of Belgium, the Brussels-Capital Region, is legally bilingual.
The Brussels-Capital Region (French: R gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, German: Region Br ssel-Hauptstadt) or Brussels Region (French: R gion Bruxelloise, Dutch: Brusselse Gewest) is one of the three regions of Belgium.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Belgian   (1740 words)

 Situation of the French-speaking population living in the Brussels periphery
The situation was aggravated by the government of the Flemish Region which challenged the regime of linguistic facilities in six of the communes in question, and aimed at reducing, or indeed eliminating totally the use of French on Flemish territory.
Flemish politicians stress that the legislator did not want to install bilingualism in these communes, that the length of the “transitional period” in which the facilities have to be offered to the French-speaking residents has never been fixed, and that the facilities might thus eventually be abolished.
One Flemish politician told me that the reason why this part of the Court’s judgment had not been applied, was that the situation of the communes with facilities had changed, since they no longer constituted a separate administrative district, but had been incorporated into the monolingual Flemish Region in 1970.
assembly.coe.int /documents/workingdocs/doc98/edoc8182.htm   (9852 words)

 Public intervenings - www.hr2hr.com
The city is in fact historically a Flemish city, which became a French speaking city as it became the capital of an officially French speaking state in 1831.
As now the Flemish nation is gathered in only one state, partnerships between the French speaking states are rather common (the Brussels-Capital and the Walloon region generally have a common international representation for example; the Walloon region and the French community will soon share their IT structures).
the inhabitant of the Brussels-Capital Region : the VDAB is in charge of the professional education for the Dutch speakers.
www.hr2hr.com /main.php?lng=en&page_id=007   (1396 words)

As far as the Flemish regional administration is concerned, the instrument for the enforcement of environmental health legislation in the Flemish Region is the Environment Inspection Section of The Ministry of the Flemish Community.
The Flemish Region is one of the three regions of Belgium, making up the northern part of the country, with 5.9 million inhabitants on a surface of 13.512 km².
Reduction of the PCDD/PCDF emission in the Flemish Region (Belgium) - Filip François, Paul Bernaert and Robert Baert.
www.inece.org /conf/proceedingsword/baert.htm   (3434 words)

 Flemish Brabant (Province, Belgium)
In the Middle Ages, the main language spoken in Brabant was medieval Dutch, called Dietsch or Thiois, whereas the southern part of the Duchy was called the "Roman Pays", where several Latin dialects were spoken.
The province of Brabant was officially replaced by the two provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant on 1 January 1995.
The flag and arms of the Province of Flemish Brabant were adopted by the Provincial Council on 17 January 1995 and confirmed on 16 April 1996 by the Executive of Flanders.
www.crwflags.com /FOTW/flags/be-vbr.html   (368 words)

 Flanders (Belgium)
The Flemish Council is made of all the 118 Councillors directly elected in the Flemish Region and six Dutch-speaking, directly elected members of the Council of the Region of Brussels-Capital.
The six Councellors from the Region of Brussels-Capital cannot vote the decrees of the Flemish Region.
The Flemish flag is also used as marking on pilot ships, lights and tugs owned by the Flemish region.
www.hampshireflag.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/be-vlg.html   (1328 words)

 Flemish Translation Services - English to Flemish Translations
Since the Flemish parliamentary assembly, the Vlaams Parlement, united its regional and community institutions immediately after they were established by the Belgian legislator, the word 'Flanders' refers to either the Flemish people (or nation), or to its political institutions.
The ensemble of Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium is often referred to as Flemish (Vlaams in Dutch), although the standard language used in Flanders is the same as in the Netherlands, Dutch.
Part of the confusion between "Flemish" and Dutch may stem from the fact that Dutch was banned from official life in Belgium during the 19th century and the early years of the 20th.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/flemish.shtml   (1662 words)

 ICF 2005 - Federalism
The powers of the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community are exercised by a single Parliament and a single Government: the Flemish Parliament and the Flemish Government.
Therefore the Community powers of the Flemish and the French Communities are only applicable here to institutions which belong exclusively to their community.
The Flemish Community Commission is composed of the 17 elected Dutch-speaking members of the Brussels-Capital Council, the Brussels Parliament.
www.federalism2005.be /regions   (594 words)

 The Flemish Republic - Friends of Flemish Independence
It is a disputed constituency in the center of Belgium that encompasses both the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital Region and the surrounding and officially unilingual Dutch-speaking area around the towns of Halle and Vilvoorde.
On 7 November 2007, the Flemish parties voted en bloc in the Committee of the Interior of the Chamber of Representatives for the split, while the French-speaking parties refused to participate in the vote and left the room.
Politicians of the establishment Flemish parties, who are often too pragmatic, campaign for constitutional revisions and adjustments within the Belgian federal...
www.flemishrepublic.org /9/12   (816 words)

from the Flemish point of view, Brussels was a city of Flemish origin, which should remain in the territory of the Flemish Region.
A political agreement on the reform of the institutions and in particular the creation of the regions was reached in 1977 (the Egmont Pact) and clarified in 1978 (the Stuyvenberg Agreements).
In addition, it transferred to the Region the areas of competence which had remained in the hands of the Agglomeration.
portail.irisnet.be /en/region/region_de_bruxelles-capitale/creation.shtml   (491 words)

 English summary
The late sixties were not exactly the quietest years in Belgian history: the language conflict raged and focused on the Flemish demand to split up the Catholic University of Leuven into one university for the Flemish population and one for the Walloon population.
The president and the board members are appointed by the Flemish government for a period of 4 years.
The Flemish Trainer School organizes training courses in several disciplines enabling students to graduate as sports initiator/sports leader, trainer B, trainer A; it also organizes training courses giving access to jobs such as life guard, bath superintendent, administrator of sports facilities and sports official.
www.bloso.be /public/summary/summary.asp   (1792 words)

 1st national report-2-the flemish region
All services of the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community are concentrated in one ministry, which consists of 7 departments, divided into administrations and sections.
Co-operation between the Flemish Region and the municipalities was defined by the end of 1991.
In 1997, the Flemish Region, the other regions and the federal state concluded an agreement on the administrative and scientific co-ordination in the field of biosafety.
bch-cbd.naturalsciences.be /belgium/implementation/documents/nationalreports/natiorep1/flemish.htm   (8275 words)

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