BELGIAN PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT IN MACEDONIA
Belgium does not give political asylum to economic refugees, Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme said in Skopje after meeting his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski, Macedonian Vecer daily writes.
The reason for Leterme’s visit to Skopje was the wave of refugees from Macedonia to Belgium. 409 Macedonian citizens have applied for political asylum. Gruevski notified Leterme about the measures the government had taken to reduce the trend.
The Macedonian and Belgian authorities will cooperate in the next weeks to settle the problem, the newspaper writes.