Ms De Block has started consultations with the different language communities in Belgium. She also met the Flemish Education Minister Hilde Crevits (Christian democrat) and Crevits' Francophone counterpart Jean-Claude Marcourt (socialist) on the subject.
Flanders introduced an exam for those willing to become a doctor. Only those that pass the exam can start the courses, but there is no such hurdle in Wallonia. There are too many Francophone doctors as a result, because only a limited number of GP's are allowed to take up the profession. Mr Marcourt is said to be "thinking about the proposals" voiced by Maggie De Block.