Sunday 19 January 2020

Youth care, home nursing are not a EU market issue, says minister

Youth care, home nursing are not a EU market issue, says minister

Health minister Hugo de Jonge is lobbying for a change in EU regulations which require large local authority healthcare contracts to be put out to European tender. De Jonge was in Strasbourg earlier this week to talk to MEPs about the issue, which he says should not be considered suitable for the free market. ‘Care is not a market, let alone a European market,’ De Jonge said on Twitter. Local authorities in the Netherlands are currently responsible for youth care,... More >




Dutch Iranian banned from flying to US

Foreign affairs minister Stef Blok has been asked to explain why a Dutch woman with Iranian roots was barred from flying to the US with her friends for a short holiday during the Christmas break. Annahita Mazaheri, who was born in the Netherlands and only has Dutch nationality, was banned from boarding a plane to Los Angeles last week by US officials stationed at Schiphol airport. D66 parliamentarian Sjoerd Sjoerdsma wants Blok to explain what authority US immigration service officials... More >