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What does Brexit mean for the Netherlands? Posted by on Mar 6, 2019

March is here and there is only one thing in the EU’s mind: Brexit! March 29th is the official day for the UK to leave the EU and everything in the news indicates that it will be a hard Brexit. The EU and the UK recently came up with an exit deal, but the British…

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On Wednesday, The Dutch Have To Make A Big Decision Posted by on Apr 4, 2016

On April 6, 2016, it is happening. The referendum over de wet tot goedkeuring van de Associatieovereenkomst tussen de Europese Unie en Oekraïne (referendum about the law on approval of the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine). The referendum is raadgevend (consultative), so the kabinet (government) is not obliged to follow the uitslag (result). It came after the GeenPeil (NoPoll) campaign, organized by news…

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European Elections! Posted by on May 22, 2014

Europese verkiezingen (European Elections) always have a lower turnout than national elections. That is not different in the Netherlands. Here, people have the opportunity to vote today for the new European Parliament. They vote for national and local parties, that will then represent them in the European Parliament in the European parties. This year, the new Commission President…

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The Big Advantage Of Dutch Students – Only Dutch? Posted by on Feb 26, 2014

Last year in June, the European Commission sued the Netherlands for its policy on the OV Chipkaart. If you wondered, OV stands for Openbaar Vervoer (Public Transportation). The Netherlands have agreed to the Verdrag van Maastricht (The Maastricht Treaty, or Treaty on the European Union (TEU)) of 1992. In this Treaty, which is binding, the Netherlands is obliged to remove barriers…

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