Monday 24 January 2022

Just a few thousand Afghans on NL list

The number of refugees from Afghanistan still eligible for settlement in the Netherlands is no more than a couple of thousand, aid organisations have told the NRC. Several hundred police and army interpreters, aid workers and journalists plus their families are on the list, as are some 200 family members of people already going through the asylum process, the paper said. The total is based on figures from refugee organisation Vluchtelingenwerk, Cordaid, Free Press Unlimited and others. The figure is... More >

NL must speed up to meet EU climate policy

The European Commission’s climate change plans will have ‘significant consequences’ for Dutch climate and energy policy and will partly require a change of course, the Dutch environmental assessment agency PBL said on Friday in a new report. The EU package, Fit for 55, was drawn up by commissioner Frans Timmermans and will set a legal goal of a climate neutral EU by 2050 and the intermediate target of a 55% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990. If... More >

Three Dutch universities in AWRU Top 100

Rotterdam’s Erasmus University has dropped out of the top 100 of the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Three Dutch universities made it into the top 100 of the table, published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Utrecht was the highest ranked in 50th spot, followed by Groningen in 64th and Leiden in 83rd. Erasmus University Rotterdam was in 68th place in 2019 and 80th last year, but this time missed the cut for the top 100 for the... More >