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A French-speaking region of southern Belgium. It was granted limited autonomy in 1980. Although the traditional language of the region is Walloon, French is now the everyday language of most of the population.
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Belgium has three regions, Flanders to the north, Wallonia to the south and the Brussels-capital region.
KARACHI -- The Sindh government and Belgium state Agency, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency have entered into an agreement for promotion of trade, investment and jointly working on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in Sindh.
Twenty-four top chefs from the Wallonia region, including Michelin-starred chef Collard, along with Mario Elias und Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, have come together under the motto "Generation W." Their aim?
Instead, we're here to visit the luscious green fields of the Wallonia countryside (a region in the predominantly French-speaking south, of which Namur is the capital) where some trend-setting vineyards lie.
For his part, Andre Antoine reaffirmed the will of the Walloon region to support Tunisia and its people, underlining the need to implement the cooperation agreement between Tunisia and Wallonia in 2015, through the organisation of meetings and conferences between Tunisian MPs and Francophone MPs.
The Wallonia region of Belgium, where Volition's R&D activities are based, has strong economic links with Texas.
All 28 EU governments back CETA, which supporters say could increase trade by 20 percent, but Belgium's central government had been prevented from giving its consent because of objections led by the French-speaking Wallonia region.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was able to announce the agreement following days of negotiations with the region of Wallonia.
These are sentences that seem ever more relevant in the wake of the Belgian region of Wallonia's refusal to rubber stamp the EU's new free trade deal with Canada, Ceta.
"Wallonia, a staunchly socialist region of 3.6 million people, has led objections to the deal, demanding stronger safeguards on labour, environmental and consumer standards," reports BBC News.
The European Union has set a deadline until Monday evening for Belgium to overcome the<a href="http://www.novinite.com/articles/176959/Walloon+Government+Blocks+CETA"> resistance of the French-speaking region of Wallonia against the free-trade agreement between the 28 member-states of the EU and Canada (CETA).