The knowledge platform on integration and society KIS is looking into launching new studies into racism in the Netherlands. According to project leader Hanneke Felten, new research is desperately needed because there is currently virtually no scientifically based information on how to combat open racism, while this is a growing phenomenon. "Science focuses primarily on more subtle, unconscious prejudices, less on extreme, open racism", she said to newspaper AD.
Hans Spekman, chairman of the PvdA, thinks that PVV leader Geert Wilders is "dangerous" to democracy and society with his statements and calls on the public to revolt against asylum seekers
Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education) has made 75 million euros available for vocational schools to focus more on specialized professions such as a piano technician, prosthetic technician or shoe repairer. She made this announcement in a letter to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) today.
A group of both Jewish and Muslim people will come together tomorrow in Cafe Belcampo in Amsterdam West to remember and discuss the terror acts in Paris earlier this month. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher will be speaking during the "Solidarity Night; Jews and Muslims Solidarity with Paris" and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will be attending the event as well.
A fire in the center of Haarlem has broken out in a building in the shopping area on De Grote Houtstraat. It is unclear what caused the fire, but the area has been closed off, and neighboring buildings are being partly evacuated.
The Cabinet has to make sure that there is more investment by, for example, pension funds to creat jobs. Diederik Samsom, leader of the PvdA, told the BNR on Tuesday that this is not happening right now.
Convicted pedophiles will have to return to their own home towns after completing their jail sentence. It is then up to the municipality to lead the criminals into good jobs and a normal life.
Prince Willem-Alexander will accept a ceremonial role as a king if the House decides that. He said that in an interview with RTL Nieuws and NOS. “I’ll accept anything, as long as the processes are democratic and laws are followed”.
Although the 50Plus party is doing well in polls, the unions of the elderly claim to be critical of the party of Henk Krol.
The daily journal Trouw interviewed the unions of elderly people. Five of these organizations for senior citizens were not happy at all with the party.
“We don’t want to be associated with the image that 50Plus stands for the interests of the elderly only,” says Wim van Minnen, the chairman of CSO, the umbrella organization of the elderly unions. “Every discussion about the young and old undermines the solidarity that we stand for.”