Sammy Mahdi’s statements that do not go unnoticed: “The Federal government should be able to force Walloons to learn Dutch”

It is a speech that reacts this Tuesday. In the columns of La Libre and DH, Sammy Mahdi, Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, declared that “the Federal government should be able to force Walloons to learn Dutch”.

Candidate for the presidency of the CD&V, he considers “scandalous that Dutch is not compulsory at school”. An outing that does not go unnoticed since learning the language is only compulsory in Brussels, as well as in the outskirts of Brussels and in the municipalities close to the linguistic border.

Some parties, namely Ecolo, the PTB and the PS are in favor of an obligation, unlike the MR, Les Engagés and DéFi who consider the measure “binding”.

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