Sunday 08 December 2019

More confusion over talks with Morocco about failed asylum seekers

More confusion over talks with Morocco about failed asylum seekers

The Moroccan embassy has cancelled a meeting with junior justice minister Ankie Broekers-Knol after what some have described as the minister’s clumsy approach to the talks. Broekers-Knol had arranged the meeting with the Moroccan ambassador to discuss the return of Moroccan nationals who have tried to claim asylum in the Netherlands, but the meeting was cancelled at the last minute. Sources told broadcaster NOS that Morocco wanted to expand the agenda to other issues, such as jobs and a trade... More >













Support drops for the VVD in latest poll

Support for the right-wing Liberal party VVD has taken a knock in the latest poll of polls, which gives the party of prime minister Mark Rutte 17.3% to 20% of the vote if there were a general election tomorrow. Despite the recent drop – equivalent to up to four seats in the 150 seat parliament – the VVD remains well clear of the anti-immigration party PVV and the left-wing green party GroenLinks, both of which have 10% to 12.7% support... More >