Municipal votes of Brussels periphery: French-speaking vote 62.4% in 2014

Municipal votes of Brussels periphery: French-speaking vote 62.4% in 2014

The French-speaking presence in municipalities within the Brussels Periphery is such that 62.4% of electors voting in 2014 for Brussels City Council were in favour of a French-speaking list. The statistics are derived from a study by the Centre Vives (part of the KU Leuven). This study is reported on Wednesday in Le Soir. The share of party votes on French-speaking lists comprises votes in the six municipalities (Crainhem, Wezembeek-Oppem, Rhode Saint-Genèse, Linkebeek, Drogenbos, and Wemmel) for the Brussels area. Overall, the French-speaking vote is more significant in Linkebeek and…

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GIAL: Opposition groups in Brussels Council want new audit, special commission

GIAL: Opposition groups in Brussels Council want new audit, special commission

Opposition councillors want fast access to a series of documents related to the management of GIAL, the non-profit association in charge of information technology and office management for the Brussels Communal Council, starting with audits conducted since 2000. The councillors, from the Ecolo-Groen (ecologists), DéFI [Democratic, Federalist, Independent] and Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) parties also want a new audit on GIAL’s operations, plus hearings within a special commission. These are the main demands listed in a draft motion that they will table together at a meeting of the Communal Council…

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Brussels Mayor wants end to third-sector management agreements with Brussels City Council

Brussels Mayor wants end to third-sector management agreements with Brussels City Council

On Wednesday, the Socialist Mayor of Brussels City Council, Philippe Close, gave his reaction in La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure to the recent stir around the Brussels based non-profit organisation GIAL. He believes that the problem resides within the practice of “executing management agreements with the CEO of the board of the third sector organisation.” He stresses that this is a practice which he says should, “now stop at Brussels City Council”, and which in the meantime has moreover stopped within GIAL, “where a particular civil servant” reached…

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