The plenary session of the Flemish Parliament was unexpectedly suspended this evening. According to Verburgt, Minister Joe Bruns (CD&V) “did not tell the truth” earlier today in his answer to a current question about service vouchers. MP Forwit says he has correspondence showing that Bronze “did not inform Parliament properly”. However, the application to claim Bronze was rejected.
what is he talking about? This afternoon, Economy and Employment Minister Joe Browns was asked questions in the Flemish Parliament about the turmoil in the service voucher sector. In response to a question from Vooruit MP Thijs Verbeurgt, the CD&V Minister noted that he had repeatedly urged his federal colleague from Werk Pierre-Yves Dermagne to report on federal inspections in the sector. “We asked it over and over again. “I still don’t get it,” he said.
Vooruit MP Thijs Verbeurgt says he has now been able to view the exchange of messages showing that Dermagne had already handed over those reports to Minister Brouns. According to Verburgt, the CD&V Minister “did not inform Parliament properly”. He asked the minister to provide clarifications.
The majority parties CD&V and Open VLD responded negatively to the request. For example, CD&V faction leader Pieter Van Rompuy called the request “unnecessary.” According to him, Verburgt could safely obtain clarification through a written question addressed to the Minister. The leader of the open VLD faction, Willem-Friedrich Schilz, accused Voorwit of “putting on a show.” “I support the right to strict oversight by Parliament. But that is different from turning this Parliament into a circus.”
Groen was willing to listen to Vooruit's question and at the request of Stijn Bex, the session was temporarily suspended. But the takeover request was ultimately rejected.
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