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Next Monday October 4 we will know, if a new Dutch Government composed of Conservative Liberals (VVD) and Christian Democrats (CDA), passively supported by the Islamophobe PVV contraption of Mr. Geert Wilders, will ask for confidence in the Dutch Parliament. If all turns out well for Mr. Mark Rutte, the VVD party leader and Prime… » read more

Posted by Huib Riethof

Belgium Upside Down

In surrealist-minded Belgium, a stupid error may easily turn into a wise comment. French TF1 Television channel was going to inform their public, yesterday night, about the actual political turmoil in the neighbouring country. A map was needed, to indicate where Belgium is, and how it is divided in three regions. Here is the map.… » read more

Posted by Huib Riethof

(Article republished by Agoravox and Medium4You (Flemish section)) February 2009, British Government did the right thing. They did not allow Geert Wilders to come on British soil in order to spread his venomous ideas under the umbrella of the anti-European UKIP party. Blocking an elected representative from a befriended country is indeed exceptional. But in… » read more

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Today, Dutch Minister for European Affairs Frans Timmermans granted knighthood to Russell Shorto in New York. Shorto is author of The Island at the Center Of the World (2004), a history of the early colonization of Manhattan by Dutch settlers. Russell Shorto Subtitle: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped… » read more

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30-03-2009 Tomorrow, something new will happen in the windy Dutch government seat at the North Sea. All, I repeat: ALL, possible players in the Afghan drama will come together and talk. Will it be THE turning point, or will it only be a significant step forward? Obama delivers. A completely new US approach to the… » read more

Posted by Huib Riethof