European Commission - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Flanders (6.4m inh. in 2014), Wallonia (3.6m) and Brussels-Capital (1.1m) are the Belgian regions. Belgium also has three linguistic communities: Flemish, French and German. Regions and communities have autonomous competencies with no hierarchy of powers, which for R&D policy implies a multi-level governance system. The governments of the region of Flanders and the Flemish community have merged into one.

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