Monday, June 14, 2010
Border Changes: Not Just for the Balkans
Could we end up with a new state of Flanders? And what would happen then to Wallonia?
Found this part of the report in the Christian Science Monitor interesting:
Recent polls in France show two out of every three members of the French public would agree to absorb Wallonia as part of France. Meanwhile, a recent survey in Flanders by the Luxembourg broadcasting group RTL found that 32 percent want independence immediately, 17 percent would accept a "confederation" with Wallonia that is independence in all but name, and 25 percent want greater autonomy in Belgium.
Or would a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation work?
It's not just in eastern Europe that these questions need to be asked.
They never cosidered themselves Italians, attended German schools and Universities in Austria and live in a Germanic world.
Of course Spain will resist this trend ...