Thursday, June 30, 2016

Minister: Sending Soldiers to Srebrenica was wrong from Outset

On this year’s Veterans Day Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said that nothing about the original assignment of the UN Dutchbat soldiers going to Srebrenica was evident. This, with one exception: it was clear that there was no mandate for a “genuine protection of the area or of the population. That created an illusion of security.” Hennis mentioned that while other countries refused to send soldiers to Srebrenica, the Netherlands did. She added that Dutchbat was sent there “without adequately being prepared for the specific circumstances, with insufficient means and capacities, a poor information position, all this to maintain peace where there was no peace. The assignment could not be carried out from the outset.”

Friday, June 24, 2016

Trade Union: Labor inspectorate lacks manpower

The CNV trade union has stated that in sectors which are susceptible to fraud and exploitation, there are far too few visits by the SZW inspectorate, formally called the Labor inspectorate. This is due to a lack of workers. CNV Chairman Maurice Limmen said that as a result, employers in bad faith can do whatever they want. He specifically mentioned agriculture, construction, retail, transport, restaurants and hotels, manpower and cleaning services.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Head Police Employees Council resigns; accused of wasting police money

Frank Giltay, chairman of the Central Employees Council (COR) of the Dutch National Police has resigned his position. He was accused, inter alia of organizing extremely costly festivities and buying suits at the expense of the police. A few weeks ago Erik Akerboom, the head of the National Police ordered an investigation of Giltay’s integrity.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Almere: Police ignores Moroccan Hooligans

For several days now bus-drivers are attacked or threatened by hooligans of Moroccan descent. These throw stones at buses, destroy windows and spit at drivers. The police has largely ignored the threats. The police claims that there are about twenty hooligans between 8 and 16 years. People in one of the neighborhoods say that their number is bigger.


Monday, June 13, 2016

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Ministry of Justice tries to hide disastrous Results of Cost Cutting

The Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) and the Ministry of Security and Justice have tried on various occasions to hide the disastrous consequences of their cost cutting. This was said by Marnix Holtink, chairman of the workers council of the NFI. The NFI director tried to cancel a meeting between the workers council and parliament. Holtink added that he was also threatened by a high bureaucrat that disclosures would have a negative influence on his career. As a result Holtink applied self-censorship. He added that due to the cost cutting there are great delays in the investigation of murders and rape cases.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Shortage of Material endangers Dutch Military Missions Abroad

The shortage of military personnel and equipment greatly influences the abilities of the Dutch military. This will lead to a reduction in the two major Dutch military missions, those in Iraq and Mali. Minister of Defense Hennis said that the continuation of the military missions abroad is handicapped by the poor state of the equipment.