Thursday, January 30, 2020

10 000 people 55 years or older want to end their lives without being sick

A group of 76 000 people of 55 years or older are continuously tired of life without enduring any unbearable suffering.  This results from a new survey on behalf of the Dutch Minister of Health. More than 10 000 of them want to end their lives without being seriously sick. Several thousands of them want to get help with ending their lives.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Asylum seekers intimidate bus drivers

A group of 25 asylum seekers have been found to intimidate bus drivers on the bus between Uden and Nijmegen.  They may refuse to pay, debate the price of the fare and may become aggressive towards bus drivers. The central body for receiving asylum seekers says that about 8 of them come from the asylum seekers center in the town of Grave. It is not know where the remaining asylum seekers come from.  In the nearby town of Nijmegen, there is a massive phenomenon of robbing asylum seekers who come from safe countries and thus are not entitled to asylum

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dutch Politician Calls for Expelling of International Criminal Court Prosecutor

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Freedom Party, the second largest party in The Netherlands, has called for expelling international criminal court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda from the country. The reason was her attempting to try Israelis for war crimes. Wilders said that the court “behaves as a biased pro-Palestinian institution and an anti-Semitic kangaroo court.”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dutch Mail Box Companies used for major African corruption

As a result of the so-called Luanda Leaks investigation by journalists, much attention has been given to the claim that Isabel dos Santos, daughter of a former Angolan president, is managing via Dutch mail box companies, hundreds of millions of assets. Already in 2012, the Dutch Central Bank questioned dos Santos' Dutch interests but supervision was not possible.  Last year, the state of Angola sequestrated US$ 1.1 billion of dos Santos' assets who is most likely the richest woman in Africa. In Anglo there are major accusations against her concerning corruption.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Groningen: Hooligans attack police, one agent wounded

Sixty youngster fought in Groningen.  They also threw stones and bottles at the police.
One police officer was wounded. Two people were arrested because they had insulted police and one for the destruction of a police car.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Heirs Accuse Restitution Commission of Bias with Kandinsky Painting

The Dutch Restitution Commission which deals with art stolen by the Nazis advised that the Amsterdam Municipal Museum in 2018 could keep a Kandinsky painting in their collection.  The original owner’s heirs have brought a court case against the Amsterdam municipality and the Municipal Museum. They are claiming that four of the seven commission members have a conflict of interest with the Municipal Museum. Stuart Eizenstat, US former Deputy Minister has said at an international congress that the Dutch decision in this case is totally opposed to the Washington Principles that determine which stolen artwork should be returned to its original owners or their heirs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Suspicious Package Found at Kosher Restaurant Amsterdam

A suspicious package was found in front of the Amsterdam kosher restaurant, HaCarmel. The restaurant has in the past been subject of frequent antisemitic vandalism. A commanding officer from the emergency services of the police took command of the entire scene for all responding agencies. The Ministry of Defense’s Explosive Removal Department was also deployed at the scene.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Politicians Should Take Responsibility for Their Own Laws

Henk Naves, the Chairman of the Dutch Council for the Judiciary, has said in his New Year’s Speech that politicians should take responsibility for their own laws: “Stop hiding behind our robes and take responsibility for the law-making and decision-taking which is apparently falling short.”  Naves remarked that while there is nothing wrong with politicians criticising judges, he missed support from others who did not agree. ‘Most [politicians] stay silent and are complicit,’ he said.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Police Claims 9300 Incidents between New Year’s Eve and New Years

The period between New Year’s Eve and New Years led to 9300 registered incidences by Police.  Nearly 300 people were arrested. There were acts of arson, vandalism, violence against caretakers and policemen. In reality, the number of incidences was much higher because many policemen do not report minor incidences during that period as they consider that normal for this
time of year.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dutch State Partly Responsible For 1992 Air Crash

The court in the Hague has concluded that the Council for Aviation has partly failed in its conclusions regarding the aircrash of a Martinair – now part of KLM plane near the Portuguese town of Faro.  Fifty six people died and more than a hundred were severely wounded. Almost all Dutchmen. The Council for Avivation had attributed the crash to sudden bad weather but neglected possible error by the pilots. The court decided that the Dutch state therefore has a responsibility of 20% for the consequences suffered.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Dutch State has to return Stolen Holocaust Crockery to Heirs of Owners

The advisory commission which deals with stolen Holocaust objects has decided that the Dutch state has to return crockery which belonged to queen Juliana to the heirs of the original owners. The value of this is between several hundreds of thousands and one million Euro. The royal family had undertaken a review of the origin of its art concerning stolen holocaust goods in 2014. In 2015 King Willem Alexander returned thereupon a painting to the heirs of the original owners. In the original review the crockery was apparently overlooked.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Farmers Organization Receive Threatening Letters

The Farmers Organization of the Netherlands (LTO) has received threatening letters. The same has happened at other Farmer Organizations.  This as a reaction to public protests of farmers. In the letter, these protests are described as “purely terrorist against which weak authorities do not react.” The letters say "we will not remain inactive against your arrogance, denial, ill-will and terror." Police are investigating.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister: Too many Immigrants

Deputy prime Minister Hugo de Jonge (Christian Democrat) considers that the current number of immigrants per year is too high. He considers that the cabinet should fix a maximum. He says that uncontrolled immigration leads to tensions in society. Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party, which opposes immigration called De Jonge and his party hypocrites. Wilders said that the Christian Democrats are responsible for open borders, the expansion of the EU, millions of additional immigrants and the Islamization of the Netherlands.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Increase in Serious Victims of Fireworks

On December 31 and January 1,385 fireworks victims visited a hospital emergency ward.  About 900 victims with lesser wounds were treated by general physicians. Eighty-one percent of the wounds were caused by legal fireworks.  Half of the victims did not light the fireworks themselves.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Arnhem: Fireworks cause fatal deaths

A fire in Arnhem left two members of a family dead and two other members critically injured.  Fireworks were the probable cause.  Two boys aged 12 and 13 years were held in custody suspected of fatal arson.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Eighteen Victims in Rotterdam due to Fire Works

By 11:30 pm on New Year’s Eve the Eye hospital in Rotterdam had treated a total of 18 victims who sustained injuries to their eyes due to fireworks. According to the hospital this was the busiest New Year’s eve in years. Ten persons sustained permanent damage. None of the victims wore safety glasses. Most incidents involved legal fireworks.