Author: Jan Van Doren
The political agenda for the first year of governing of the second autonomous Fiemish government in the history of the Belgian state, was dominated by the debate concerning the additional financial resources and authorities for the communities and regions. The immediate cause for this, was the extensive saving-plan (Saint-Anna plan) of the national government, which also hit the communities and regions. The final outcome of the debate was the so-called Saint-Catherina agreement, which not only provides a number of savings, but also the transferring of a series of public services and scientific institutions to the communities and regions.
A project of decree was agreed to by the Flemish government, which creates a legal scheme for the foundation of a private TV-station in Flanders. In this way they want to cease the monopoly of the public
broadcasting station «BRT». The bill would only pass the Flemish Parliament in 1987.
A number of issues lead to tensions between the Christian-Democrats and the Liberal coalition partners, issues like the affection of green areas around the Brussels agglomerate or the construction of golflinks in Flanders.
This contribution ends with a review of a number of important decisions made by the Flemish government on various subjects.
How to Cite: Van Doren, J. (1987) “Vlaamse Gemeenschap : politiek jaaroverzicht 1986”, Res Publica. 29(3). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i3.18943