The decision of The Block comes after the ‘Pano’report yesterday, which revealed that brokers high amounts asked people to their relatives or acquaintances on a visa to help. the
The matter seems to be mainly around Mechels councillor Melikan Kucam (N-VA), who worked as a kind of intermediary for the cabinet of the former secretary of state Francken. Kucam would Eastern christians to the humanitarian visa would have helped, in exchange for big money. The man will appear today before the examining judge in Antwerp. The N-VA has him after the publication of the news immediately in all its functions suspended. the
The public prosecutor's office emphasizes that there is no evidence that Francken or someone from his cabinet to the abuse involved.
The government is upset by the news. According to CD&V deputy prime minister Kris Peeters is the story “if a bomb smashed”. “The former secretary of state decided, in all autonomy over the granting of humanitarian visas. He was there as well”, emphasized that the CD&V'er. Peeters calls the affair “very very serious”, but no one wants to accuse “without knowledge”.
Open Vld deputy prime minister Alexander De Croo let us know that he is in doubt or the system of intermediaries, however, is legal. the
The federal government investigates whether they are a civil party in the case. She has a lawyer under the arm taken. Prime minister Charles Michel (MR), speaks of “very serious and shocking facts”, if they are proven would be.
The federal team also wants an administrative investigation of how the humanitarian visa are delivered. It was mainly about the way in which individual cases are assessed, and the criteria therefor have been complied with, by the various services. “There needs to be clarity on this matter,” says Michel.