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De ingewikkelde structurering van het buitenlands beleid in België en de plaats van de Gemeenschappen daarin

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  • Frans Baert

Abstract

Many factors have a restraining influence on the decision making and the dynamical function of foreign policy. Next to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, there are the Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and the Undersecretary for Development Co-operation. As a result, there is no continuity in policy making. The division of competences is even problematic for the administration.
Since 1980, the communities also have international competences, for instance to ratify treaties. These competences are legal and constitutional, although the Central Government tries to cut them down. The strict application of the legal and constitutional prescriptions should undoubtedly simplify the problems.

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Baert, F., (1987) “De ingewikkelde structurering van het buitenlands beleid in België en de plaats van de Gemeenschappen daarin”, Res Publica 29(1), p.85-93. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i1.18961

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30 Mar 1987
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