Leterme not prosecuted for racism

24th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

Leterme not prosecuted for racism

24 August 2007

BRUSSELS – The state prosecutor for Brussels has thrown out a complaint filed by Olivier Maingain, chairman of francophone party FDF, against Yves Leterme exactly one year ago.

Maingain filed the complaint in response to Leterme's comments in the French newspaper Libération. The newspapers of the Sud Presse group reported this today.

While minister-president of the Flemish government, Leterme said in reference to French language facilities that French speakers in the periphery of Brussels apparently did not have the intellectual capacity to learn Dutch. His comments caused a great deal of commotion.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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