freedom

kerttoespraak2_0
Mar 22 '16 13:11

"Europe is again put to the test", King Willem-Alexander said in a response to suicide bombings in the Netherlands' southern neighbor on Tuesday morning. At least 13 people were killed and 35 injured in explosions at Brussels airport Zaventem and metro station Maalbeek.

kerttoespraak2_0
Dec 25 '15 13:50

As per Dutch tradition, the King addressed the nation in his Christmas speech on Christmas day. This is the third Christmas speech King Willem-Alexander gave. According to him, the Netherlands fought hard for its freedom, and we must maintain that freedom, but without giving into our base fears.

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Nov 17 '15 12:45

Joachim Low, coach of the German football team, was in two minds about Tuesday night's friendly match between the Netherlands and Germany after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, but is happy that the game will go ahead. He calls it a "clear message for freedom and democracy"

Rutte Hebdo
Jan 12 '15 12:29

The Netherlands is not at “war” with Islamist extremists, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday. He disagrees with PVV leader Geert Wilders assertion that the entire Muslim world has declared war on the west, he said during television show Buitenhof.

Eberhard van der Laan - Press rally
Jan 10 '15 09:01

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan spoke one-on-one with the NL Times following a demonstration on Dam Square in support of free speech Thursday night. He spoke about freedom, security, and how balance needs to be found amongst the two in a city like Amsterdam.

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Jan 8 '15 11:12

Demonstrations are being organized in several Dutch cities on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. in support of the victims and survivors of the attack on in Paris on Wednesday. Twelve people were killed in a raid at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and many others were injured.

Aboutaleb
Jan 8 '15 10:38

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb appeared on television programme Nieuwsuur Wednesday night, and lashed out at Muslims living in this society despite their hatred of it. “It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” he said. “But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.”

Liberation Day
May 5 '14 15:23

Prime Minister Mark Rutte lit the Liberation Flame in Assen, marking the official start to the Liberation Day festivities in the Netherlands.

Dec 20 '13 14:52

Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.

Apr 3 '13 16:34

The city council of Amsterdam wants to legalize the cultivation of weed. This should reduce criminality in the supply of coffee shops and because selling soft drugs is legal but growing isn’t, it would make Dutch legislation more logical.

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