Growth of the Walloon Movement

  • Chantal Kesteloot


It was language and more specifically the defence of the privileges enjoyed by the Francophones, which played an essential part in the first campaigns of the Walloon Movement. Later on, cultural and especially economic issues became more important. Being a minor enterprise at first, the Walloon Movement nevertheless became intricately linked up with the strategies and programmes of the political parties. Also, a typical feature of the Walloon Movement is the ambiguity between its Walloon character, on the one hand, and its Francophone dimension on the other. The differences between Wallonia and Brussels are not the only cause of this ambiguity. What are the essential characteristics of the Walloon fight? What issues are involved?


Political Party French Language Political Class Minor Enterprise National Movement 
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