Earlier in the week the Flemish leader called on employers to recruit more immigrants.
Employment levels among immigrants in Flanders hover around 46%. This contrasts unfavourably with the European average of 58%.
Quizzed by VRT Mr Bourgeois noted that 12% of his staff were members of the ethnic minorities adding that he didn't really work with targets and recruited people on the basis of ability: "Very specific issues are involved. You need experts in very specific domains. Sometimes you arrive at a good mix, but not always."
No specific recruitment targets exist for ministers' private offices, but the Prime Minister says he's ready to have a look at the issue. For Flemish civil servants there is an 8% target: 8% of Flemish civil servants should belong to the ethnic minorities and that's a figure that was increased by the new coalition accord.