The Flemish economist Wim De Wurf wrote an open letter to the King, which was published via the VRT - the Flemish public broadcaster.
Mr. De Wurf claims that the King is the ideal person to lead the country towards reform. He holds a plea for the introduction of a commission that will renew Belgian democracy.
Letter to the king: "I believe that you, sire, can lead our country in a better direction"
King Philippe must set up a Special Commission to fundamentally reform Belgium after the corona crisis. Only in this way can we break through the political impasse. Wim De Wulf writes this in this open letter to the king.
I am addressing you because the current drama can mark a pivotal moment in the history of our country. You can play an important role in this. After all, your leadership in recent years has shown that you know how to navigate well in our complex country.
The period after the corona crisis threatens to exacerbate the impasse in our country. As a world citizen, I am proud of Belgium and its renowned culinary delicacies, rich history and cultural achievements. The extensive language skills, the smooth adaptability of many inhabitants and so much more.
To put in context: the Corona crisis has started a small discussion about re-federalization in Belgium, as the crisis shows that the large amount of governments, ministers etc. in Belgium hampers the response.