Monday, January 21, 2008

The Belgian version of "intercultural"

An amusing (?) note from the Economist's EU blogger:

2008 is the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. As such, the website highlights national projects done in each of the EU member states. There are 27 member states, and 29 projects. Why 29 projects? It seems that 26 member states have one project each, and Belgium submitted three--one intercultural project from the Flemings, one intercultural project from the Walloons, and one intercultural project from the tiny German-speaking community of Belgium. That's the true meaning of multiculturalism.

Guess we shouldn't read too much into it. After all, six months after their elections, they did finally manage to form a provisional government...

Update: I changed the title of the post, just because its dripping sarcasm is hard to pick up through a computer.

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