Thursday, January 17, 2019

Turkey Expels Dutch Correspondent

Turkey has expelled Dutch journalist Johanna Cornelia Boersma, the freelance correspondent for the Financieele Dagblad.  A spokesman of Prime Minister Erdogan has said that the Turkish authorities have received information from the Dutch police that she had contacts with a terrorist organization.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dutch Secondary School System too Rigid

The chairwoman of the Dutch Education Council, Henriette Maassen-Van den Brink, said that first year secondary school pupils  should be taught in mixed ability classes. In that way they get to know people from a wider section of society. Another problem is that many Dutch secondary schools, particularly in cities, no longer offer a mix of academic streams and children are segregated from other ability groups. People end up living in their own clubs and that can create a schism in society.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Investigation of Police on Corruption

The official prosecutor has confirmed that there will be an investigation by the National Detective Service of the tenders for alcohol breath analyzers by the Dutch police. The Tomar company which supplies breath analyzers has brought a complaint against the Dutch police because of misinformation, abuse of power and blackmail.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Steel Factory Pollutes Neighboring Town

Black particles from the Tata Steel factory rained down over the town of Wijk aan Zee.  An investigation found that pollution from the particles could be potentially hazardous for the health of the citizens.  The company is sending people to clean houses and cars of residents.  The Inspectorate for the Environment and Transport lodged a complaint against Tata Steel’s permit which currently doesn’t have to take measures to reduce emission of some nitrogen oxides.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Iran Murdered Two People In The Netherlands

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that Iran most likely murdered two Iranians who were opponents of their government.  One murder took place in 2015 in Almere and the other in 2017 in The Hague.  The information for this claim was provided by Dutch and Foreign Security Services.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Police Storm Train To Apprehend Suspects

Heavily armed police stormed a passenger train to capture two men in a train car.  It was one of three separate incidents within two hours near the Zwolle train station.  In total, five people were arrested.  Rumors on social media said that the arrests were related to a bomb threat, however this has not yet been confirmed by the police.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Radical Islam Promoting Books in High Security Dutch Prison Library

In the high security prison library in Vught, books by radical Muslims including those written by people banned from entering the UK for praising suicide are available on loan to prisoners.  The Dutch prison service admits this but says that all loan requests are assessed by experts to see if they should be granted.  Liberal parliamentarian Foort van Oosten says that taking action against books does not fit in with a concept of a free society.