Walloon


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Walloon

1. a member of a French-speaking people living chiefly in S Belgium and adjacent parts of France
2. the French dialect of Belgium
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According to Deschamps, the central position of the Walloon region in Europe brings them the opportunity to reach out to a large customer base on the continent.
Thanks to Clarence Hemingway's photos and Grace Hemingway's albums we are treated to a detailed documentary of the famous author's youth at the family's Windemere cottage at Walloon Lake.
Dr Christian Homsy, CEO of Cardio3 BioSciences comments on today's announcement: "We very much welcome the continued strong support of the Walloon region and this new funding from the European Commission which will help drive a number of projects within the company as we apply our technologies to address a range of cardiac diseases.
The Walloons considered themselves to be the Belgian elite and the Flemish were looked down upon.
The current exploration and appraisal drilling programme is evaluating the gas bearing potential and deliverability of the Walloon Coal Measures to build on the certifiable gross recoverable CSG reserves.
So long as the Flemish politicians must negotiate with them about how money is collected and spent, the Walloons can ensure that a big chunk of federal spending is actually transfers of wealth from rich Flanders to poorer Wallonia (where unemployment is twice as high).
Legislation allowing the partition of Belgium would require a two-thirds majority in Parliament, which the Flemish cannot reach without Walloon support.
A 27% stake in the Charleroi airport, Belgium, used by Irish airline Ryanair as a major hub, could be sold by the regional authority of the Walloon region.
Both the Flemish and Walloon communities experienced out-group marriages in the third and fourth generations, a characteristic of integration into mainstream society.
In Belgium a Flemish woman is arrested for calling her Walloon husband names.
It said that, if its appeal is successful, the funds would be returned to Ryanair, or if unsuccessful, repaid to the Walloon authorities.
It was delivering judgement on incentives offered to the Irish no-frills carrier by the Walloon regional government in Belgium, Charleroi's operator, which markets the airport as Brussels South.