Labour laws were violated in the construction of the new United States embassy in Wassenaar, AD reports. Employees structurally had to work overtime and foreign workers did not have the right papers, according to the newspaper. The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate is investigating.
People who worked on the embassy told the newspaper that they worked up to 60 hours a week, including Saturday.Workers who protested were sent away. Union FNV's safety hotline also received several complaints about safety at the site.
The municipality of The Hague plans to move the MC Escher museum into the United States embassy building in the center of the city. The remaining space will be used to house a hotel
Suspected jihadist Mohamed B. wanted to blow up the American embassy in The Hague. According to the Public Prosecutor, B. said so in a Facebook chat with an acquaintance.
An anonymous letter from a tipster may have stopped a terrorist attack on embassies in the Netherlands in the summer of 2004. This is evident from diplomatic messages released by WikiLeaks.