Since the elections of 26 May 2019 for a new Belgian federal government, intensive negotiations have been held and various possible coalitions have been explored.1 Eventually, the Vivaldi coalition2 succeeded in forming a new Belgian federal government on 30 September 2020. 3This contribution examines how much music the coalition agreement4 of the Vivaldi coalition actually contains when it comes to the effects for the Belgian border regions. Although not all details are yet known, it has already been established that Belgium will face several reforms in the coming years.

This contribution includes the policy initiatives – commented upon by the author of this contribution – which could have cross-border effects. Specifically, this contribution focuses on policy initiatives related to cross-border healthcare and social, fiscal and climate policies.


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