Belgian news in brief, 14 July 2006

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Complaint lodged over church raid

Complaint lodged over church raid

The pastor of the church Our Sweet Lady of the Immaculate Conception has lodged a complaint with the Francophone League Of Human Rights against Anderlecht Mayor Jacques Simonet. The mayor had allowed police at the start of July to remove the illegal immigrants staying in the church. He said they were staying there in poor living conditions. The pastor denied the allegation and has lodged an official complaint with the Brussels judiciary together with the League of Human Rights.

Belgium tops EU car market

The European car market grew by 1.3 percent in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period last year. Belgium topped the rate of the 15 'old' EU member states. The Belgian car market grew by 13.7 percent, sector association ACEA said on Friday.

Belgium slides on broadband ranking

Despite the fact the nation's number of broadband connections rose above 2 million last year, Belgium slipped another two places on the European ranking for broadband connections. Belgium is still ranked fifth, however, the Advisory Committee for Telecommunications said. At the end of 2005, Belgium had slightly more than 2 million broadband accounts, a rise of 23.9 percent compared with the end of 2004. Belgium trails Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden.

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