European affairs minister defends dual nationality

European affairs minister Frans Timmermans yesterday defended those with dual nationality, saying ‘having two passports does not make someone half a Dutchman’.

Everyone has different identities and searching for your own is a consequence of globalisation, Timmermans was reported as saying in the NRC. The recent parliamentary uproar about dual nationality was one of the ‘less pleasant’ manifestations of this quest, the paper reported the minister as saying.

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