Wafelijzerpolitiek

English translation: waffle iron politics

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Dutch term or phrase:Wafelijzerpolitiek
English translation:waffle iron politics
Entered by: Williamson

12:27 May 28, 2010
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Dutch term or phrase: Wafelijzerpolitiek
Wafelijzerpolitiek was een budgetteringsmethode in België tot ongeveer 1988 voor het toewijzen van gelden voor grote projecten. Om geen van beide groepen (de Walen en de Vlamingen) aan weerszijden van de taalgrens te kort te komen werd het geld van de openbare werken in een 50-50 verhouding verdeeld.
Williamson
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:56
waffle iron politics
Explanation:
sort of a positive tit for tat. a road here, a road there. a bridge here, a bridge there........


Belgium in crisis, European model in Danger - Page 10 - U.S ...
15 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 8 Oct 2007
Then you had the 'wafelijzerpolitiek' (waffle iron-politics): for every Belgian Franc that was invested in Flanders, one Belgian Franc had ...
www.uspoliticsonline.com › ... › Political Arenas › International Politics

[PDF]
From Armed Peace to Permanent Crisis
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as 'waffle-iron politics', because as we all know a waffle-iron makes exactly the same impression on both sides of the dough. If the Flemings needed money ...
soc.kuleuven.be/pol/docs/2009/2009_PeacetoCrisis-TLC.pdf


Hey! Belgians! - Page 2 - Apolyton Civilization Site Forums
30 posts - 8 authors - Last post: 18 May 2003
Actually, "waffle iron politics" basically meant that each time Flanders got something, Walloon had to be given something in return in order ...
apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=86427&page=2 -

What Bugs You About Your Country? — Non Aviation Forum ...
-Waffle-iron politics, i.e. when the Flemish get some federal money for an important project, e.g. for Antwerp Harbor, the Walloons get the same amount of ...
www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.../2825...

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Politique

Wafelijzerpolitiek (littéralement politique du fer à gaufre) est le nom donné par les néerlandophones au système belge de compensations instauré dans les années 1988 pour la répartition des fonds entre les deux grandes régions du pays, la Région flamande et la Région wallonne. Un exemple en est le soutien à la firme wallonne Sonaca en compensation aux 3 milliards et demi injectés par le gouvernement dans la banque flamande KBC[9].
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moule_à_gaufres#Politique
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Grading comment
quid pro quo could also be used, but given that it is a 100 % Belgian concept, your translation suits best.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2waffle iron politics
writeaway
Summary of reference entries provided
waffle iron in English ...... it's 100% Belgian concept (bye-bye Van Dale)
writeaway

Discussion entries: 8





  

Answers


2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
waffle iron politics


Explanation:
sort of a positive tit for tat. a road here, a road there. a bridge here, a bridge there........


Belgium in crisis, European model in Danger - Page 10 - U.S ...
15 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 8 Oct 2007
Then you had the 'wafelijzerpolitiek' (waffle iron-politics): for every Belgian Franc that was invested in Flanders, one Belgian Franc had ...
www.uspoliticsonline.com › ... › Political Arenas › International Politics

[PDF]
From Armed Peace to Permanent Crisis
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
as 'waffle-iron politics', because as we all know a waffle-iron makes exactly the same impression on both sides of the dough. If the Flemings needed money ...
soc.kuleuven.be/pol/docs/2009/2009_PeacetoCrisis-TLC.pdf


Hey! Belgians! - Page 2 - Apolyton Civilization Site Forums
30 posts - 8 authors - Last post: 18 May 2003
Actually, "waffle iron politics" basically meant that each time Flanders got something, Walloon had to be given something in return in order ...
apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=86427&page=2 -

What Bugs You About Your Country? — Non Aviation Forum ...
-Waffle-iron politics, i.e. when the Flemish get some federal money for an important project, e.g. for Antwerp Harbor, the Walloons get the same amount of ...
www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.../2825...

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-05-28 16:09:07 GMT)
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Politique

Wafelijzerpolitiek (littéralement politique du fer à gaufre) est le nom donné par les néerlandophones au système belge de compensations instauré dans les années 1988 pour la répartition des fonds entre les deux grandes régions du pays, la Région flamande et la Région wallonne. Un exemple en est le soutien à la firme wallonne Sonaca en compensation aux 3 milliards et demi injectés par le gouvernement dans la banque flamande KBC[9].
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moule_à_gaufres#Politique

writeaway
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
quid pro quo could also be used, but given that it is a 100 % Belgian concept, your translation suits best.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: in the asker's text it could be put in qoutation marks, of course
39 mins
  -> actually the Dutch should be kept too. it's more of a Flemish expression. Even though the French can use politique du gaufrier, they tend to keep the Dutch too.

agree  Chris Hopley: deliciously Belgian!
3 days 20 hrs
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Reference comments


57 mins peer agreement (net): +5
Reference: waffle iron in English ...... it's 100% Belgian concept (bye-bye Van Dale)

Reference information:
Belgium in crisis, European model in Danger - Page 10 - U.S ...
15 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 8 Oct 2007
Then you had the 'wafelijzerpolitiek' (waffle iron-politics): for every Belgian Franc that was invested in Flanders, one Belgian Franc had ...
www.uspoliticsonline.com › ... › Political Arenas › International Politics

[PDF]
From Armed Peace to Permanent Crisis
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
as 'waffle-iron politics', because as we all know a waffle-iron makes exactly the same impression on both sides of the dough. If the Flemings needed money ...
soc.kuleuven.be/pol/docs/2009/2009_PeacetoCrisis-TLC.pdf


Hey! Belgians! - Page 2 - Apolyton Civilization Site Forums
30 posts - 8 authors - Last post: 18 May 2003
Actually, "waffle iron politics" basically meant that each time Flanders got something, Walloon had to be given something in return in order ...
apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=86427&page=2 -

What Bugs You About Your Country? — Non Aviation Forum ...
-Waffle-iron politics, i.e. when the Flemish get some federal money for an important project, e.g. for Antwerp Harbor, the Walloons get the same amount of ...
www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.../2825...

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-05-28 16:08:37 GMT)
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Politique [modifier]

Wafelijzerpolitiek (littéralement politique du fer à gaufre) est le nom donné par les néerlandophones au système belge de compensations instauré dans les années 1988 pour la répartition des fonds entre les deux grandes régions du pays, la Région flamande et la Région wallonne. Un exemple en est le soutien à la firme wallonne Sonaca en compensation aux 3 milliards et demi injectés par le gouvernement dans la banque flamande KBC[9].
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moule_à_gaufres#Politique

writeaway
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Carolyn Gille: yup! and here too: http://books.google.com/books?id=jvdkg7gB0kQC&pg=PA264&lpg=P...
36 mins
agree  philgoddard
41 mins
agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: you could enter it as an answer as well as the concept is explained in the following sentences // yes, I would even like it, it's an elegant solution
1 hr
  -> I've lost the 'answer' reflex but I guess it could entered as an answer /ok-I've posted it as an answer
agree  Halyna Smakal
3 hrs
agree  Verginia Ophof
3 hrs
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