The samenlevingsproblematiek especially in people of Turkish and Moroccan descent, where you see that the integration is not always well succeeded. That is for Chris Janssens the biggest hekelpunt for his city. He lives for years in Winterslag, a migrantenwijk. “But if the Turkish elections, hang the Turkish flags. Now to the run up to may 26, you will see nothing at all. The Turks vote really on their own people, their own people first.”The Turkish voters actually fits in well with the Flemish Interest.
“in Terms of nationalism, we can indeed still learn something from them. Also of Italians, certain friends have Italian nationality and have really have that pride, but their integration is very well done. In case of non-Europeans is that to a large extent failed, and it goes further than Genk. Leopoldsburg, Maasmechelen, Maaseik, where people live next to each other. People who do not participate in local events, and I say that not only. All parties there agree, but we may differ about the best way to solve it.”
“The community is focused on each other, their own hairdressers, their own bakeries, their own non-profit without the need for the other. No need for Italians, Belgians, etc. We have, however, proven to be very welcoming, especially the province of Limburg where everyone with open arms. We expect only a minimum to do. You have suddenly no beef stew with French fries, instead of kebab.”How do you solve that?
“First, the migration inflow will stop, otherwise the problem will only increase. And we need to stop subsidizing organizations that are too hard to focus on the own ethnic origin. You can be the craziest and the non-profit do not think of where there is constantly focused on its own origin.”