An estimated 45,000 immigrants will take an integration course this year, almost in line with the government’s target, Nos tv said on Thursday.
Earlier it had been thought just 35,000 people would take the compulsory courses in Dutch language and culture, leading integration minister Eberhard van der Laan to give the bigger cities an official warning.
The government had wanted 50,000 people, many of whom have lived in the Netherlands for years, to take a course this year.
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