criminal influence

Feb 2 '18 12:00

Local factions of political parties make almost no effort to screen new candidates before letting them run in municipal elections, according to criminology professor Emile Kolthoff. He therefore calls for security service AIVD or a a special police service to take over this duty and properly screen candidate municipal councilors before they are sworn into the council, Trouw reports.

Mayoral chain
Oct 5 '17 16:50

Nearly a quarter of Dutch mayors have been threatened by criminals, according to a survey of 4 thousand mayors, aldermen and officials by Pro Facto on behalf of the Ministry of Security and Justice. The researchers add that there is no sign of large-scale criminal influence on local governments, NOS reports.

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