Sunday, May 1, 2016

Major problems expected at Amsterdam airport due to military police shortage

The military police has warned that passengers may face long lines at passport control in July and August at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport, due to a shortage of military police.  The director of military police staff has written to Deputy Justice Minister Dijkhoff that the military police is overloaded due to the additional border controls and the protection of vital institutions.  The management of Schipol Airport has also expressed its concern about the problem.

Friday, April 22, 2016

bad news is on vacation until May first

Intelligence Service: Radical Muslims seek Weapons

The annual report of the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) warns that there are radical Muslims in the Netherlands who seek for weapons. They are encouraged by Islamic State and Al Qaeda to undertake attacks in The Netherlands. The AIVD says that it is not always clear what these Muslims intend to do with these weapons. It sees a terrorist attack in The Netherlands as a realistic possibility.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Criticism on Safety at Amsterdam Airport

The Investigation Council for Security has stated that the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Air Controller Management (LVNL) do not collaborate sufficiently as far as airport safety is concerned. The parties are not conscious of the risks this involves. Both accused parties say that the situation has improved recently after long tensions.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inequality among children in schools increases

The inspectorate of Education states in its annual report that the inequality among children increases. Children of parents with a higher education go to better schools than others. They will receive higher degrees than children with equal intelligence from less-educated parents.  Inspector General Monique Vogelzang writes that it is shocking that it is increasingly determining for one’s education out of which family one comes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Inspectorate Has Insufficient Confidence in Major Academic Hospital

The Inspectorate of Health doesn’t have sufficient confidence in the Board of the academic hospital UMC Utrecht.  With 12,000 employees it is one of the most important medical centers in the Netherlands.  The inspectorate has placed it under increased surveillance.  Its inspectors will make unannounced visits to the hospital in the coming six months, and the Board will have to present monthly reports on ongoing hospital activities.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dutch Queen wears coat with Swastika-like symbols

During her visit in Nuremberg the Dutch Queen Maxima wore a grey coat designed by Dutch-Danish designer Claes Iversen, with swastika-like symbols.  In the afternoon, when the Queen visited the Palace of Justice in the town where the Nuremberg proceedings against leading Nazi criminals were held, she arrived coatless.