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Reform of the Brussels Capital Region and of its police zones

Written declaration No. 615 | Doc. 14113 | 24 June 2016

Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Vladyslav GOLUB, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Erkan KANDEMIR, Turkey, EC ; Mr Talip KÜÇÜKCAN, Turkey, EC ; Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Georgii LOGVYNSKYI, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Meritxell MATEU, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Suat ÖNAL, Turkey, EC ; Ms Gabriela PECKOVÁ, Czech Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr René ROUQUET, France, SOC ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Sergiy VLASENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Viktor VOVK, Ukraine, EC ; Mr Mike WOOD, United Kingdom, EC ; Mr Leonid YEMETS, Ukraine, EPP/CD

In Resolution 2113 (2016) the Parliamentary Assembly urged the Belgian authorities to deeply reform the Brussels Capital Region and to unify the six police zones to one zone to improve the efficiency.

While the Assembly applauds the hard work of the Belgian Police and Security forces and the recent arrest of a Brussels terror cell that planned to attack the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament, the Assembly is very concerned about the refusal of some mayors of the Brussels Capital Region to enforce any reforms whatsoever, purely based upon communitarian arguments and neglecting the security argument.