Next week the parliament still has to consider the implementation order that lays down in certain sectors that the CST can be used, what the modalities are and how the system will be monitored. Prime Minister Rudi Vervoort announced on Wednesday that the agreements of the Council of State and the data protection authority had arrived.
Due to the state of health and the low vaccination coverage in the Brussels region, the government wants to use the CST in a number of sectors, now that the Consultation Committee has canceled most of the corona measures. The expansion of the use of the CST is both temporary (until 30 June 2022) and limited to a number of sectors: catering, dance fairs and discotheques, sports clubs, fitness centers and conferences, the cultural, recreational and sporting sector, the resident care institutions for vulnerable groups. people, and events from 50 people inside and 200 people outside.
Alain Maron during the plenary debate.
Gilles Verstraeten has announced the Zalstraeten cooperation agreement. But the group will critically examine the draft implementing order. He called on the Brussels government to quickly transfer the texts to parliament so that the debate can be thoroughly prepared.
For Dominiek Lootens (Vlaams Belang), the government wants to mask its failed policy with the introduction of the CST in order to boost the vaccination rate. For Vlaams Belang must be free. The CST divides society into vaccinated and unvaccinated. Lootens predicted that the use of the CST will not be monitored and that the vaccination rate in the Brussels Region will not increase.
“Government must impose solidarity”
Jan Busselen (PVDA) noted that with the expansion of the use of the CST “the boundaries of the democratic constitutional state have once again been shifted a bit”. PV will not be used to sensitize people to still get vaccinated.
“Sometimes the government has to impose solidarity”, Bianca Debaets justified the use of the CST. At the same time, the CD&V politician denounced the fumbling of the Brussels implementation agreement being discussed, but not out of order.
Pepijn Kennis (Agora) abstained because he questions the legitimacy of the use of the CST. He where also a double shunned can be performed.
To express an opinion on the text after the plenary session of the Brussels Parliament on Thursday afternoon. The Flemish Parliament approved the cooperation agreement on Wednesday and the federal Chamber will follow later in the day.