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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #181
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Old April 18th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #182
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Another aspect is the flemish people who don't like French people speaking (i was at office du tourisme and the flemish girls didn't want to speak french).It is a real problem if you are an european capital

There is an overrepresentation of flemish workers in these city offices or institutions because of the linguistic rules. Jobs requiring bilingual skills are often taken by flemish living outside Brussels. Everytime I went to Bozar, la Monnaie or Wiels I was talked in dutch at first place, but they switch to french if you talk french to them. I doubt that girl refused to talk french (a tourism office doesn't seem the right place for linguistic radicalism), and if she couldn't speak french then she just doesn't have anything to do there.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #183
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There is an overrepresentation of flemish workers in these city offices or institutions because of the linguistic rules. Jobs requiring bilingual skills are often taken by flemish living outside Brussels.
Because they are bilingual (contrary to many francophones).
What's your suggestion? No more bilingual staff in Brussels?

Btw, how do you know they live outside Brussels? You know them all personally?


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Everytime I went to Bozar, la Monnaie or Wiels I was talked in dutch at first place
What a scandal. I hope you did recover.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #184
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Because they are bilingual (contrary to many francophones).
What's your suggestion? No more bilingual staff in Brussels?
That would certainly lower the incredibly high unemployment rate within Brussels locals.

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Btw, how do you know they live outside Brussels? You know them all personally?
Just look around you in any Brussels station + that thing called "the elections" give a pretty good idea.



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What a scandal. I hope you did recover.
Once again i feel you ready to go full drama when someone is presenting you a fact or an opinion you don't agree with. Seems I can't even give my own impression about the city where I live 5 days a week (unlike you) to counterbalance a foreigner's opinion without encountering an ambush from the whole flemish protection squad.
I'm out of here. Once again, I wish you could post pictures and nothing else.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #185
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That would certainly lower the incredibly high unemployment rate within Brussels locals.
You know what also would lower the high unemployment rate? These people learning Dutch.

As long as Belgium exists, Brussels will be a bilingual capital. Whether you like it or not. (well, not, obviously)

If you want Brussels to be French-speaking only, you'll have to ask for a separation of the country.


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Once again i feel you ready to go full drama when someone is presenting you a fact or an opinion you don't agree with. Seems I can't even give my own impression about the city where I live 5 days a week (unlike you) to counterbalance a foreigner's opinion without encountering an ambush from the whole flemish protection squad.
I'm out of here. Once again, I wish you could post pictures and nothing else.
Don't play the victim, please. It's you who said there were too many Flemish (workers) in Brussels. Ain't that a bit unfriendly, too?
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #186
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Second language should be English in BE
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #187
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As long as you don't have to learn Dutch, heh?

Fine by me, btw. Certainly in Brussels.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #188
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Don't play the victim, please. It's you who said there were too many Flemish (workers) in Brussels. Ain't that a bit unfriendly, too?
I said facts, these weren't either kind or mean. If you wanna talk about unfriendliness: you just mocked a tourist who went visiting Brussels because you didn't like what he has to say about.
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I'm going to Brussels in 2 weeks. Will be there for 3 days, plus a day in Graspop and one in Antwerp. Couldn't resist looking at these wonderful pictures again!
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