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    Some European residents could be refused entry into Belgium


    At the start of the month, the federal government approved a proposition bill from State Secretary Theo Francken (New Flemish Alliance). It would stop some European residents who do not have a criminal record in Belgium entering Belgium, the Sudpresse newspapers reported on Saturday.

    The measure would affect 1,670 European prisoners in Belgium. 1,009 are here illegally. The State Secretary said a European directive would allow this: the Netherlands already have something similar in place.

    The proposition bill has been sent to the State Council.

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)