Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Monday, August 19, 2019


It has become known that the Central Office of Drivers Licences (CBR) has major organizational problems. Medical files have been switched between individuals. There are also huge problems with digitalization. The government parties have now demanded that the minister of transport Cora van Nieuwenhuizen will report every month on developments at the CBR. The minister said that she was shocked by the chaos.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


After the roof of the soccer stadium in Alkmaar caved in an investigation was undertaken by the Investigation Council for Safety (OVV).  An additional two broken places in the roof were found as well as two suspected positions. The OVV says that the possibility exists that other parts of the roof will collapse. It is not yet known how long it will take to repair the stadium. In the meantime the stadium has been closed entirely.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

EU Regulation may lead to Plague of Rats in the Netherlands

In line with EU policy, the Dutch government has prohibited the last effective chemical products against rats and mice. Bastiaan Meerburg, the director of the Center for Knowledge and Advice about Animal Plagues (KAD) says that this will lead to a huge calamity.  He added: “unfortunately one will only realize this when rats and mice run over the streets.”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Roof of stadium collapses as construction criticism ignored

Part of the roof of the stadium of the top league soccer club AZ in Alkmaar has collapsed.  An Elderman of Alkmaar at the time disclosed that there were major criticisms about the safety of the construction of the stadium when it was built.  The report which mentioned this was ignored.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Urgent debate requested after series of shootings in Amsterdam

The entire municipal council of Amsterdam has requested an urgent debate with Mayor Femke Halsema (Green Left) about five shootings in the space of four days in Amsterdam.  One person was killed and several were wounded. In addition, an explosive was taken apart.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Police Unions Claim Officers Have to Come Back from Holiday

The two police unions, NPB and ACP, claim that in summer the shortage of personnel is particularly bad.  Thus, policemen have to serve overtime and give up their free days between shift duty.  Sometimes they even have to interrupt their vacations.  The national police leadership and the police units in various areas do not agree to asking police officers to return from holidays.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lack of youth care workers dramatic

Judges in family courts are very concerned about the waiting lists for protection services for youth.  The shortage of youth care workers has been a growing problem for months.  Some families are not helped for months.  One judge said that certain children are dealing with domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse by parents and violent divorces, yet no youth care workers are available.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

All Dutch municipalities get a monitoring point for aggressive dogs

There are about 1,5 million dogs in the Netherlands.  Data on dog bites are obsolete. In 2008 it was found that approximately 150 000 people were bitten by dogs annually.  One in five victims are children under the age of five.  In one of three incidents, a physician needed to be consulted.  Two hundred thirty people per year were hospitalized due to dog bites. Every community will now have a monitoring point for aggressive dogs and misbehavior of dog owners.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs Exposes Dutch and Belgian Antisemitism

Dutch Chief Rabbi Jacobs mentions examples of Belgian and Dutch antisemitism.  He specifically mentions the Dutch vote for the condemnation of Israel by the United Nations which falsely claims that Palestinian women are being discriminated against.  He recalled the saving of the Israeli hostages in Entebbe Uganda in 1976 that had been condemned by the Netherlands.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Murdered Albanian had Militia in Dutch Village

The recently murdered Albanian, Festim Lato, who lived in the Dutch village, Afferden, had his own militia in the town.  During a recent event for the independence day of Albania, the militia held a military parade in his garden.  The municipality, the Dutch prosecution and the police knew about  this but took no action.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Amsterdam Airbnb refuses to reduce number of rental days

Airbnb refuses to reduce the number of days that homes can be rented in Amsterdam from 60 to 30 days a year.  That is the current vacation limit for Amsterdam.  Airbnb has now been suspended from the Amsterdam’s economic boards, Network Council and is in jeopardy of being terminated from the board altogether.