Sunday, January 15, 2017

Secret Report: Police Ignorant About Most Criminal Acts

A secret report by the police and the prosecution shows that criminality in the Netherlands is far bigger than the official figures show.  The reported figures fall very short because of the lack of capacity of the police to collect data and a decline in the willingness of citizens and companies to report crimes. The report states that the capacity of the police and the prosecution has reached such a low level that civilians are losing confidence in the justice system while criminals behave as if they can no longer be arrested.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Christian Democrat Leader: Prime Minister denies Moral Crisis in Netherlands

Christian Democrat Leader Sybrand Buma said during his party’s congress that Prime Minister Mark Rutte denies the moral crisis the Netherlands finds itself in. Buma wondered whether it was the arrogance of power or the easygoing behavior of a liberal who only understands the value of money.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

KLM: Amsterdam Airport Limits Growth


Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive of KLM says that Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has attracted too many budget airlines and companies from Gulf countries.  As a result, it is reaching its maximum capacity which limits the growth of KLM.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Police investigate IS Link to Dutch Holiday Village

The Dutch police are investigating whether an IS sympathizer has visited a holiday park in Limburg, which is popular with Arab guests.


Monday, January 9, 2017

University Lecturers under Work Pressure

Almost seven in 10 university academic staff say they have to work under a lot of pressure and 70% do at least six hours overtime a week, according to a survey by trade union federation FNV. About 60% of academic staff, including PhDs, have a flexible or short term contract, a FNV spokesman  said. ‘This means there is great pressure [on staff] to stand out and to be considered for another short-term or a permanent contract.”


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dutch Kurdish Writer Threatened with Death

Dutch writer and former Labour party politician, Celal Altuntas, has been threatened with death because of an interview in which he said that refugees and migrants have to take more responsibility.  Altuntas says he has been called a traitor, inciter of hate, son of a whore, and a dog.  In an interview he also said that immigrants should stop trying to be rewarded for their victimhood and that racism is not limited to white people, but can also be found in Turkish and Moroccan Dutchmen, among others. Altuntas is a Kurdish refugee and has been threatened in the past.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Abusive Parents Attack Child Protection Caregivers


Child protection workers face all forms of aggression you can think of.  Sigrid van de Poel, director of Youth Protection Region Amsterdam, said abuse ranges from “From cursing to real physical violence.”  In the past some parents have been such a big risk that regular youth workers could not treat the family and some of them had to go into hiding.