Belgian news in brief, 20 July 2006

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EUR 4 million loss for Grand Prix

EUR 4 million loss for Grand Prix

The Wallonian government is expecting a EUR 3 to 4 million loss in staging the 2007 Francorchamps Grand Prix. However, Wallonian Economy Minister
Jean-Claude Marcourt said the government's business plan envisions lower organisation costs than what was recorded in 2004 and 2005 by the then organiser Didier Defourny, who has since gone bankrupt.

90pc of deportees go missing

Belgium issues expulsion orders to 30,000 illegal immigrants every year, but just 3,000 leave the country voluntarily. The rest disappear. The chief of the immigration service DVZ-OE Freddy Roosemont, has admitted that a large number of illegal immigrants who are issued an order to leave the country within 10 days simply disappear a few days later. Neither the immigration service nor police know where to find them.

Belgian arrested in UK for double murder

A Belgian man has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of arson and the death of two people. A 32-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl, probably her daughter, were killed in the blaze in Cheshire on Thursday morning. Police later arrested a 37-year-old Belgian from in Folkstone. Neighbours say the woman was separated from her husband, who picked up his second child on Wednesday. The woman apparently has a new boyfriend.

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