Belgian news in brief, 12 September 2006

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Pakistan PM visits Brussels , Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf conducted an official visit to Belgium on Tuesday. It was the Pakistani leader's first visit to Belgium. He met with Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, discussing improved economic ties with the EU, Kashmir and terrorism.

Pakistan PM visits Brussels

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf conducted an official visit to Belgium on Tuesday. It was the Pakistani leader's first visit to Belgium. He met with Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, discussing improved economic ties with the EU, Kashmir and terrorism.

Far-right suspects deny terrorism

Dendermonde Court extended the remand detention of 12 far-right suspects accused of plotting violent attacks in Belgium. Most of the defence lawyers had requested the release of their clients, dismissing allegations of terrorism. The federal public prosecution had requested their remand detention to be extended and the court ruled in its favour.

60pc of Belgians eat unhealthily

Six out of 10 Belgians eat unhealthily or very unhealthily, consumer organization Test-Aankoop said on Tuesday. Just 1 percent of the 1,600 adults and 150 adolescents surveyed eat very healthily. Belgians also have insufficient knowledge of the relationship between food and health and estimate their weight incorrectly. Some 30 percent of adults are overweight and 11 percent are obese.

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