These talks are absurd and waste of time simply because of the fact that it is against UEFA rules. A rule clearly says every league must have its own national team and vice versa, with Liechtenstein being the only UEFA member granted an exception. Wales even created its own league solely for the purpose of not losing its independent national team. So if you merge leagues, you must merge national teams by UEFA rule. And nobody in Belgium or Netherlands will want a merged national team. Simple consequence is that a BeNe liga is impossible.
I am surprised Platini isnt aware of this, or isnt aware of the mess he creates if he allows a single consequence. Because if he does, other countries will also look to merge leagues to strengthen their leagues. Next would be a Scandinavian league, a combined league for Switzerland and Austria would be possible, a Baltic league, a new Czechoslowakian league, ... Before you know you are in total chaos when you grant one exception, because others will use this exception as a precedent.
Besides, apart from the fans of less than 10 clubs in the entire Benelux, NOBODY is benefitting from a BeNe Liga. It would only make things even more elitist than they are now, and like Blue Angel says it is merging two different football cultures. The whole idea is ridiculous and unrealistic from A to Z. If Belgian clubs want to mean something in Europe again reforms or merging leagues are no solution, tackling the issue from the youth education on is the solution. With the exception of a handful of clubs (the youth education program of FC Bruges comes into mind) Belgian clubs dont invest in youth centers like it is done in Holland and France. Hence why Dutch and French clubs are more succesful and with more local key players in the top teams. This is what must change in Belgium, reforms and merging leagues is trying to cure a symptom instead of curing the actual disease.