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Can polder politics hold back the populist tide?

The local government house organ Binnenlands Bestuur is not many people’s idea of required reading, but last week it published a report highlighting a disturbing trend in Dutch democracy. 664 more words


International Whispers- "UK will be a world leader in trade" Theresa May tells World Economic Forum

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has addressed leaders of many of the worlds largest companies at the World Economic Forum in Davos and has said that the “UK will be a world leader in trade.” 532 more words


What’s to stop Geert Wilders becoming the next Dutch prime minister?

Since Donald Trump’s improbable victory in the US presidential race, one question has dominated the build-up to the Dutch general election on March 15: can Geert Wilders surf the wave of populism sweeping in across the Atlantic to become prime minister of the Netherlands? 1,255 more words


Geert Wilders Will Not Be The Next Dutch Prime Minister

At the risk of being proven depressingly wrong in mid-March, I don’t believe that Geert Wilders will be the next Dutch Prime Minister. The reason I think this is because of the polling data, the structure of the Dutch electoral system, and the political culture of the Netherlands. 879 more words

Wilders's Plan: Time for Liberation

Pim Fortuyn, the hero of Rotterdam, the man who shook the country awake, once said, “Do not aim for what is possible, but what is imaginable.” He wanted to make clear that for us, the Dutch, nothing is impossible. 286 more words


Rijsttafest: Festival Membangun Sejarah Masa Depan

Rijsttafel. Pada masa kolonial Hindia Belanda, para penguasa dan orang kaya Belanda menciptakan perjamuan makan untuk menikmati beraneka ragam makanan Nusantara sekaligus memperkenalkan kekayaan budaya. Nah, Rijsttafest berasal dari kata ini. 532 more words


Statistics Netherlands (CBS) starts unique initiative for Big Data research

With the launch of a Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS), CBS is initiating cooperation of an unprecedented scale in the field of Big Data. The CBDS involves national and international parties from government, the business world, science and education all… 1,261 more words

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