Friday 17 September 2021

Multicultural forum to cost immigration

The institute for multicultural development, Forum, confirmed on Friday it is to carry out a cost benefit analysis of immigration in the Netherlands, news agency ANP reports.

The institute believes a thorough analysis is necessary to facilitate a proper discussion about immigration in general, ANP said. VU university professor Peter Nijkamp will be involved in the research.
At the beginning of the summer, the anti-immigration PVV caused an outcry when it asked ministers to calculate the cost of non-western immigration.
Integration minister Eberhard van der Laan said earlier this month detailed figures would not be made available as a matter of principle.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.