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Francken

(fräng`kən) or

Franck

(frängk), family of Flemish painters in the 16th and 17th cent. Prominent members were Hieronymus Francken, c.1540–1610, student of Frans Floris, who worked mainly in Antwerp in a classicist style; his brother Frans Francken, c.1542–1616, also a student of Floris, whose altarpiece in the Antwerp cathedral is a typical work; Frans Francken II, 1581–1642, son of the first Frans, who studied in Italy and was influenced by Rubens and whose Works of Mercy (Antwerp) and Prodigal Son (Louvre) are well known; and his son, Frans Francken III, 1607–67, a follower of Rubens and the painter of Moses Striking the Rock (Augsburg).
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In October 2017, the Belgian Minister of Asylum and Migration Theo Francken revoked the residence permit of the Egyptian Imam of the mosque, Abdul Hadi Sewif, accusing him of preaching a Salafist ideology and of being a danger to Belgian society and national security.
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King Philip also accepted the resignation of state ministers, Theo Francken and Zuhal Demir, the palace said in a statement.
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Some politicians have suggested that the migration secretary, Theo Francken, the leader who invited the Sudanese officials to Belgium, should consider stepping down over his handling of the matter.
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Belgium's asylum minister Theo Francken said it is "not unrealistic" Mr Puigdemont would be granted political sanctuary there.
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