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Belgian mayor wins world prize for work on integrating immigrants16 Feb 8:50am

Belgian mayor wins world prize for work on integrating immigrants

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World mayor project recognises leaders of three European cities for offering refugees safety, shelter and support “A young man, an immigrant passing by, welcomed me, saying ‘Goeienavond meneer’. This never happened to me in Ghent or Courtrai or any other city, and I mean not to be unkind to the policymakers of these cities, but it was so remarkable to me that I will never forget this.” That statement, from a Belgian who travelled to the city of Mechelen for a meeting, is one of the reasons Bart Somers has been named as
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