Majority of French favour union with Wallonia
November 13, 2007 Leave a Comment
A majority of French citizens would support a union with the French-speaking Belgian region of Wallonia if Belgium were to cease to exist, according to a new survey.
The survey was conducted by the French weekly Journal du Dimanche on Thursday (8 November), with participants being asked whether they are in favour of an “incorporation” into France of French-speaking regions of Belgium.
Of the 958 people polled, 54 percent were “completely” or “rather” in favour of such a secnario, while 41 percent opposed the idea.
In the northern regions of France, geographically near to Wallonia, overall support for a reattachment rises even higher – to 66 percent. One out of twenty remained undecided.
Read full article: EU Observer, 12 November 2007