It has been a year since junior justice minister Fred Teeven vowed he would do something about the conditions for asylum seekers. Nothing much has been happening since, write Dorine Manson and Eduard Nazarki.
If you can’t beat them, join them: entrepreneurs near the border with Germany are suffering because taxes there are lower and the Dutch like a bargain. The government should help them to set up shop across the border, writes Annemarie van Gaal.
‘Polare is the quintessential canary in the coal mine, which signals again and again that this is not just about the collapse of a leading book store chain. This is about the future of Dutch city centres, about a knowledge economy and about the quality of Dutch culture,’ writes publisher Alexander M. Dake.