Monday, May 15, 2017

The Netherlands is Down to 15th Place in the World Children’s Rights Index

The Netherlands is now in the 15th place in the latest International League Table.  This Table was established by the KidsRights Foundation at Rotterdam Erasmus University.  The study lists 165 countries on how they adhere to international standards for children’s rights.  Two years ago the Netherlands was in 2nd place.  Now it is behind countries such as Thailand, Tunisia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Asylum Seekers Jump from One Country to Another

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) last year identified twice as many asylum seekers who were seeking asylum in two or more asylum countries. In 2016, more than 10,000 were identified as opposed to 4,800 in 2015. Yet the Service does not catch them due to the fact that before they can be caught they have already moved to another country.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Extreme right website lists Dutch Jews

An extreme right website lists Jewish Dutch people. The Jewish information center CIDI is demanding that the list be taken down immediately. It says that violent antisemites may use the list in many ways.  
www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/04/far-right-website-lists-dutch-jews-and-enemies-of-the-people/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rotterdam, has highest unemployment of Netherlands

The average unemployment in the Netherlands is 6%. Rotterdam has with 11,3% the highest percentage of all Dutch municipalities..

www.ad.nl/rotterdam/gemeente-rotterdam-heeft-hoogste-werkloosheid~af6b22aa/

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

COCAINE CONVICT DISAPPEARS

Drug trafficker Cetin G. who had been convicted for trafficking 15 000 kilo of cocain has cut his ankle monitor and disappeared. Albert Springer of the Dutch police union said that the court which send him away with solely an ankle monitor made an incomprehensible decision.

http://nltimes.nl/2017/04/26/convict-15000-kilo-cocaine-case-guarded-ankle-monitor-escape-answers-demanded

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

KLM: Mismanagement causes extreme passenger waiting times at Amsterdam Airport

KLM operational director Rene de Groot says that mismanagement at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to blame for the extreme long waiting times at the checking of hand luggage at the airport. He added that the airport has aimed at unnecessary growth and neglected investment in the required infrastructure.
www.volkskrant.nl/economie/directeur-klm-wanbeleid-oorzaak-van-urenlange-wachtrijen-schiphol~a4490616/

Monday, April 24, 2017

15 Injured by Smoke Bombs Thrown at Soccer Match


15 people were injured when a large smoke bomb was thrown during a first league soccer match at the Eindhoven Philips Football Stadium.  The victims suffered from respiratory problems and burning eyes.  A smaller smoke bomb was set off a few minutes later.  The game was between visiting Ajax Amsterdam and the local BSV team.