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'Zalm à l'hollandaise of Waalse karpers?' Goede nabuurschap tussen België en Nederland: de Waterverdragen als case-study
Vanfraechem, S. (2003). 'Zalm à l'hollandaise of Waalse karpers?' Goede nabuurschap tussen België en Nederland: de Waterverdragen als case-study, in: Soens, T. et al. (Ed.) Tussen politiek, economie en ecologie: waterbeheer in het verleden. Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis, 2001: pp. 67-88
In: Soens, T.; Thoen, E. (Ed.) (2003). Tussen politiek, economie en ecologie: waterbeheer in het verleden. Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis, 2001. Academia Press: Gent. ISBN 90-382-0473-6. 107 pp., more
In: Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis. Academia Press: Gent, more

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    During the last quarter of the 20th century, the so-called 'water treaties' continually interfered in Belgian-Dutch bilateral relations. In Flanders, public opinion blamed the continuous postponing of a solution to mere Dutch unwillingness. This assumption however needs to be reexamined. In addition to Belgian-Dutch opposition, other elements need to be taken into account, among which the Belgian inter-community relations (tensions between the Flemish and Walloon regions); the clash of economic and ecological interests (the expansion and international positions of the Antwerp and Rotterdam ports versus nature conservation); and finally the tension between national, European and global rules concerning water quality and water management. Only a combination of all these difficulties can explain the complexity of the negotiations.

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