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  Wallonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallonia (French: Wallonie, German: Wallonien, Walloon: Walonreye, Dutch: Wallonië) or the Walloon Region (French: Région Wallonne, Dutch: Waals Gewest) is the predominantly French-speaking region that constitutes one of the three federal regions of Belgium, with its capital at Namur.
Walloon and Picard dialects used to be the predominant languages of the Walloon people until the beginning of the 20th century; French was the language of the upper class.
Walloon Region is one of the three regions (southern region, mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000), the two other regions being the Flemish Region (northern region, mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 5,900,000) and the Brussels-Capital Region (officially bilingual French/Dutch but mainly French-speaking, with a population of 980,000).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wallonia   (962 words)

 Walloons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the crisis of mining industries the Walloons in southern Belgium were dominant.
Walloon language is a basic element of Walloon identity.
In fact, not all the French-speaking population of Wallonia can be technically considered as Walloons, since a significant portion has various dialects of French or Luxembourgish as their mother tongue, instead of Walloon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Walloons   (333 words)

 Court of Audit of Belgium - Publications - Walloon Region
Parliament of the Walloon Region, 616 (2003-2004), Nr 1.
Parliament of the Walloon Region, 429 (2002-2003), Nr 1.
Parliament of the Walloon Region, 279 (2001-2002), Nr 1.
www.ccrek.be /EN/PublicationsWalloonRegion.htm   (414 words)

Conversely, the historical importance of heavy industry in the Walloon region and the significant rise of road transport are unfavourable factors.
Walloons use on average 132 litres of water per day for their domestic and industrial needs, which is much lower than the European average.
In the Walloon region the economic context is still influenced by the importance of heavy industry, the heritage of the intense industrial activity in the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, by a progressive conversion to high-technology sectors and by the development of the tertiary sector.
forum.europa.eu.int /irc/dsis/regportraits/info/data/en/be3_env.htm   (1522 words)

 Wallonia - Walloon Region (Belgium)
The competences of the Council and the Government of the Walloon Region are defined by the Federal Consitution of Belgium, adopted on 17 February 1994.
The adoption of the symbol of the rooster, proposed by a correpondent of the newspaper Le Réveil Wallon in the release of 19 December 1907, was accepted by the Walloon circles and finally, on 20 April 1913, by the Walloon Assembly.
The flag of the Region shall be hoisted on the third Sunday of September on public buildings located on the territory of the Walloon Region.
flagspot.net /flags/be-wal.html   (1464 words)

 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Belgium: Language issues
The territory of Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual, French/Dutch.
The Walloon Region encompasses French-speaking territory and the German-speaking cantons.
Walloon parties, however, refuse to obey the constitution because dividing Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde would mean a loss of their electoral power and besides that the Flemish character of the municipalities around Brussels would have to be recognized.
www.us-english.org /foundation/research/olp/viewResearch.asp?CID=8&TID=3   (1353 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Walloon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Walloons WALLOONS [Walloons], group of people living in S Belgium who traditionally spoke a dialect of French called Walloon, but who today for the most part speak standard French.
The region is drained by the Dijle, Senne, and Demer rivers.
Protestant solidarity in the eighteenth century: relief efforts of the Walloons for the Polish reformed churches.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Walloon   (538 words)

 Public authorities in Wallonia - The Walloon Region
The Walloon Region is one of the three Regions that make up the Federal Belgian State, the other two being the Flemish Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.
The Walloon region covers the territory of the 5 walloon provinces : Brabant wallon, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg and Namur.
The political institutions of the Walloon Region are the Walloon Parliament, and the Walloon Government.
www.crisp.be /wallonie/en/pouvoirs/region_wallonne.html   (392 words)

 Policy and experiences of professional integration of young immigrants in the Walloon region (Belgium)
According to a summary of the occupational status of Moroccans in the Region by Targosz and Manço (2000), the activity rate of young people aged 19 to 35 was 64% (in the overall adult Moroccan population in Belgium the rate was 71%, 22% of the workers being women).
In the Walloon Region, there are a large number of institutions striving to combat economic discrimination and promote the socio-professional integration of persons from ethnic or immigrant minorities.
In the Walloon Region, in 27% of the 201 recruiting situations examined (men, mid-level skills), the employer gave preference to an “ethnic Belgian” candidate rather than to a Belgian applicant of Moroccan descent, despite strictly equal qualifications.
www.flwi.ugent.be /cie/IRFAM/amanco13.htm   (4303 words)

 Discrimination in access to employment on grounds of foreign origin : the case of Belgium - International migration
In the Walloon Region, the figure resulting from the test calculation is not meaningful and therefore shows that "the results are not biased by the performance of one tester or pair of testers".
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 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   (3936 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the Walloon Region an EIA decree was passed in September 1985, while a separate ordinance providing for the enforcement of these rules has been effective since January 1988.
In the Flemish Region EIA regulations, notably to control the granting of mining licences, exist within the framework of the Decree of June 1985 on anti-pollution measures, although regulations on the procedures to make the decree operative have yet to be passed.
In the Walloon Region nature parks are established under a decree of 16 July 1985 which defines their main objectives as the conservation of the character, diversity and scientific values of the environment and of the natural flora and fauna whilst acknowledging their importance for recreation and tourism.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/countrysheets/bel.html   (3440 words)

 Maryland Sister State - History of Walloon Belgium
The Walloon region is fully self-governing within the limits of the powers devolved to it by central government.
It consists of the 5 French-speaking provinces of Hainuat, Namur, Liege, Luxembourg and Walloon Brabant.
Walloon Brabant benefits from the pulling power of the capital of Europe and therefore attracts investors, particularly in the field of new technologies.
www.sos.state.md.us /International/MDSS/WalloonHistory.htm   (564 words)

 ipedia.com: Belgium Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between the Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings) and the Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South, the Walloons), which is reflected in its complex institutions and political history.
The region was later associated with the Netherlands, under Burgundian then Spanish rule, until the Protestant provinces took their independence (see Netherlands).
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).
www.ipedia.com /belgium.html   (2931 words)

 Philippe Destatte - Wallonia identity : The search for an identity without nationalist mania - 1995
Was it not the Minister-President of the Walloon Government, Robert Collignon, in a speech given to the University of Mons-Hainaut on 14 February 1995, who stressed that, even if we are far from the total isolation of the first Walloon militants, the fact remains that the Walloon identity is still not sufficiently clear.
It is true that the Walloon movement, which has never stopped affirming that Wallonia is part of the French cultural area, has never made this cultural struggle a priority, being more concerned to struggle against its status as a political minority and the economic decline which was only a corollary to it.
Since the "Manifesto for Walloon Culture", published on 15 September 1983 by several dozen Walloon intellectuals appears both as a desire to affirm the existence of Wallonia as a State and to build a cultural plan alongside the economic plan for everyone who has chosen to be part of Wallonia and remain so.
www.wallonie-en-ligne.net /Wallonie_Politique/1995_Destatte_Philippe_Wallonia-Identity.htm   (3196 words)

 flag of Wallonia (Belgium) flags, Fahnen, Flaggen, FOTW bei Nationalflaggen.de
The French Community is competent in the Walloon provinces (excepted the German-speaking municipalities) and in Brussels.
The 75 members of the Walloon Regional Council are also members of the Council of the French Community, along with the 19 French-speaking members of the Council of the Region of Brussels-Capital.
The emblem of the Walloon Region is also the rooster, and its flag is identical to the French Community flag.
www.nationalflaggen.de /flags-of-the-world/flags/be-wal.html   (880 words)

 Belgium.DECREE of 6th April 1995 (of the Council for the Walloon Region) concerning the integration of handicapped ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is applicable in the territory of the French-speaking region.
Be resident in the territory of the French-speaking region or the Brussels-Capital region in the framework of a co-operation agreement;
The Government’s decision is transmitted to the Council of the Walloon Region.
www.discapnet.es /NR/rdonlyres/ebfkbfnastuaoyg6pdaobhtcfq5wxssek6uori4njmndyyigyys3eeq27n5qc4a2bnjcpvkaluf35sz7rxl6vkoe3gb/en_0111.htm   (6506 words)

 CORDIS: Belgium R&D Information Service: Research & Innovation in Belgium: Research and Innovation in the Walloon ...
In an effort to enhance and develop this potential, the Region has launched several university (or equivalent) research projects focused on general issues, the results of which are likely to be of interest to existing companies or might lead to the creation of new undertakings.
The Walloon Region is aware of the importance of R&D personnel.
While the Region's RDT budget has grown consistently in recent years, efforts still need to be made in order to increase the budget allocated to research as in most other European countries.
cordis.europa.eu /belgium/rd_wallonie.htm   (1554 words)

 Walloons - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Walloons (French Wallons), French-speaking people of central and southern Belgium inhabiting the region of Wallonia.
Today the people of Belgium are primarily of two ethnic groups, the Flemings (Germanic origin) and the Walloons (Celtic origin, probably with an...
- French-speaking Belgian: a member of a French-speaking people living in southern Belgium, mainly in the autonomous region of Wallonia, and in neighboring parts of France.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Walloons.html   (91 words)

 ICF 2005 - Federalism
During the second constitutional reform in 1980, the Flemish and the Walloon Regions received their Parliament and their Government.
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.
The same 75 elected representatives of the Walloon Parliament also sit in the Parliament of the French Community, together with 19 French-speaking members of the Brussels Parliament.
www.federalism2005.be /regions   (594 words)

 Regional spatial development perspective - RSDP - Belgium
It is a cross-sectional and evolving document used for spatial planning in the Walloon Region.
The RSDP was accessible to the public in each municipality and information sessions were held in county towns and in the headquarters of the German-speaking Community.
The Walloon Government's order adopting the scheme was published in the "Moniteur Belge" on 21 September 1999.
sder.wallonie.be /pages/ENmain.htm   (612 words)

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Presence of the Walloon Region at the SITL
Although the Walloon Minister for the Economy is counting his blessings for the manna assigned to him to kick-start the Walloon economy (the so-called ´Marshall Plan´), his colleague in charge of Research, Marie-Dominique Simonet, has little to complain about.
The Walloon region is one of the most interesting regions for Italian investors.
www.investinwallonia.be /sites/14/pageB.ihtml?ID_SITE=14&ID_CATEGORIE=1035&CAT=B&TYPE=C   (3765 words)

 Walloon clusters : Project of decree of the Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Walloon Government has approved on April 27 the first draft of the decree related to the support and development of the clusters, as well as its executory decision, texts building on the pilot experience conducted between 2001 and 2005 by the DGEE (Economy Policy Division).
At the end of 2005, 10 clusters approved by the Walloon Region are still in operation, i.e.
To allow the clusters to develop and contribute to the economic redeployment of the Region, the Walloon Government, on proposal of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister in charge of the Economy, Employment and External Trade, has decided to provide the policy of support to corporate networks with a clear and transparent legal basis.
clusters.wallonie.be /xml/fiche__en-IDC-2314-IDA-10589-.html   (614 words)

 Contained Use of GMOs: Legislation/Procedures Walloon Region
All installations performing activities in which pathogenic and/or genetically modified micro-organisms or organisms are involved must be notified to the regional competent authority and, according to the type of installation and the risk level of the activity, be subject to a preliminary written authorisation from this authority in the framework of the environmental permit.
The regulatory framework in the Walloon Region is the "Arrêté du Gouvernement wallon du 4 juillet 2002 déterminant les conditions sectorielles relatives aux utilisations confinées d'organismes génétiquement modifiés ou pathogènes" (MB 21.09.2002, p.
The Decree foresees that each request for an environmental permit for the above-mentioned installations shall contain a risk assessment of the contained use of GMOs and/or pathogenic organisms, according to the provisions and following the principles described in the Decree.
www.biosafety.be /CU/EN/ProcRWEN.html   (302 words)

 Bel-Air Limousine service
The Walloon region, which actually is a part of the French Community, hasn't got a flag.
Law of the Walloon assembly of 16 March/20 April 1913 (this assembly is the assembly of the then Walloon movement, not the assembly of a Walloon region or community).
The regions of Flanders, Wallonnia and Brussels cannot adopt flags and coats of arms; however all of the communities and regions have adopted more or less officially flags and coats of arms (or an emblems in the case of Brussels).
www.bel-air.be /wallonie.htm   (3009 words)

 Fedichem portal: Walloon Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Approximately 1/5 of the Belgian chemical industry is located in the Walloon region.
Until the early 70's, the chemical industry in the Walloon region was centred on fertilisers and heavy inorganic chemistry.
Chemical activity in the Walloon region has expanded through the creation of new companies and the development of new production lines, as well as due to major investment in scientific and technological research.
www.fedichem.be /en/chemical_industries_in_belgium/panorama/pan_wallonia   (140 words)

 Belgian Region To Sue Ryanair If No Refund
Belgium's Walloon region will have to take Irish no-frills airline Ryanair to court if the carrier does not pay back illegally granted state aid, a regional minister said on Wednesday.
Walloon Transport Minister Andre Antoine told a news conference the region sent a letter to Ryanair last week reclaiming EUR3.9 million (USD$4.8 million) in subsidies relating to its hub at state-owned Charleroi Airport.
Antoine said that if Ryanair were to pull out its activities from the Charleroi hub "in an important way", the region could seek to reclaim all of the state aid granted to it.
news.airwise.com /stories/2004/09/1095315915.html   (407 words)

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