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Only four out of 2429 refugees in Dutch city of Rotterdam have full-time jobs. 95% is on welfare

On 24 November, Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (AD) published an article on the influx of asylum-seekers into the city of Rotterdam. In the past two years, the city has housed 2.429 asylum-seekers, 80 more than it was obligated to do by law. Next year, it will be allowed to house 80 people less. Of those 2.429, 95% lives on social benefits, representing ...

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MPs reject Turkish election campaigns in Denmark

MPs from two Danish parties have said that they oppose election campaigning in Denmark by the Turkish government. Via: thelocal.dk Neither the Liberal (Venstre) party, the largest party in the country’s governing coalition, nor the nationalist Danish People’s Party (DF), which supports the government in parliament, wants Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim to hold campaign meetings in the Scandinavian country. Prime ...

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Turkey targets Dutch with diplomatic sanctions as ‘Nazi’ row escalates

Turkey said on Monday it would suspend high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands after Dutch authorities prevented its ministers from speaking at rallies of expatriate Turks, deepening the row between the two NATO allies. Via: reuters.com  The sanctions – which include a ban on the Dutch ambassador and diplomatic flights from the Netherlands but do not appear to include economic measures ...

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‘A Broader View’ vs. ‘An Invasion’: Dutch Voters Speak Out on Immigration

Dutch voters go to the polls next week after a loud and divisive campaign that focused on immigration, the first of a series of European elections this year that could propel populist forces into power. Geert Wilders, the virulently anti­immigrant leader of the Netherlands’ Party of Freedom, or P.V.V., has led the charge on the immigration debate, drawing in parties ...

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Netherlands bars Turkish ministers as rally dispute escalates

The Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”.  Via: reuters.com  The dispute escalated into a major diplomatic incident in the evening, as Turkey’s family minister was prevented by police from entering the Turkish consulate in ...

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