Europäisches Journal für Minderheitenfragen

Die Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft, eine Schicksalsgemeinschaft

Issue 4, pp 437-443
EJM 2013, 437

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Abstract Had the Prussian districts Eupen and Malmedy not been annexed to Belgium as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and had Belgium not been transformed into a Federal State in the second half of the 20th century, the current Statute of Autonomy of the German-speaking Community would never have come into existence. From the author’s perspective, for Belgium’s future development, a Federal State with the four constituent states of Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels and the German-speaking Community would be the logical continuity of the past development. Without doubt, such a Federal State would comply with the four institutional realities that have consolidated since the Unitary State has come to an end, realities to which a vast majority of the respective population feels strongly attached.
EJM 2013, 437

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