The core cabinet will discuss the ban on gambling advertising this week. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD) regrets the course of events. Minister of Justice Van Quickenborne had made this decision regarding the ban on gambling advertisements without involving the coalition party MR, but is now being whistled back.
Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open VLD) launched the royal decree that wants to ban gambling advertising in phases by 2025. Chairman Georges-Louis Bouchez reacted furiously. The Minister of Justice fell back on this method because the French-speaking Liberals had blocked an amendment to the law. Such a Royal Decree should not pass through the government.
However, Van Quickenborne acted too fast and the coalition party Mouvement Réformateur (MR) is furious about this. The Minister of Justice had wanted to sideline the party while the Premier was abroad. The French-speaking Liberals of MR had previously blocked an amendment to the law, according to De Standaard. Although the newspaper does state that the Premier had been informed of the Royal Decree.