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Sunday 21 December  
Integration in Holland dossier

Integration in Holland

A special dossier on the integration - or lack thereof - of non-Western immigrants in Holland. This series of articles by Radio Netherlands Worldwide shows how people of various cultures are learning to live in harmony.

Article: Community policing calms inner city unrest

Ever since ethnic unrest broke out in the provincial town of Culemborg at New Year, the local authorities have been searching for a strategy to keep a tighter lid on conflicts. Culemborg may be able to learn from Overtoomse Veld in...

A handshake (Photo: FlickR/crysb)
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Justice for latent Dutch

Article: Justice for latent Dutch

Thousands of people born to Dutch mothers and foreign fathers will soon be allowed to become Dutch citizens. A majority in parliament supports a change in the law making this possible. Sometime this spring, Saskia van Os will pay one last...

Fewer babies, less immigration. Photo: Flickr/FaceMePLS
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Fewer babies, less immigration

Article: Fewer babies, less immigration

The economic crisis is having perhaps unexpected consequences in the Netherlands. Fewer babies are being born, fewer couples are getting married and more people are getting divorced. By Belinda van Steijn and Nick Garlick These are the...

Article: Column: The Dutch Islam debate since Theo van Gogh

On an autumn day in 2004, an event occurred on an Amsterdam street corner that came to symbolise a clash between two ideologies. An artist, the ultimate symbol of the Western concept of freedom of expression, was murdered by a Muslim...

Article: Better-integrated Moroccans are more criminal

Dutch-Moroccan teenagers who commit offences turn out to be better integrated into society than their peers who stay out of trouble with the police, research by Utrecht University has found. Sociologists Gonneke Stevens, Violaine Veen and...

Article: Geert Wilders is one of us, say Indies immigrants

Geert Wilders is surprisingly popular with immigrants who came to the Netherlands from the former Dutch East Indies. The key, believes anthropologist Lizzy van Leeuwen, lies in the populist politician's own convoluted family history. If...

Article: Wilders makes half of Dutch Muslims want to emigrate

More than half of the people with Turkish and Moroccan backgrounds in the Netherlands say they would consider leaving the country due to the growing popularity of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. A third say they would definitely like...

Article: Wilders calls for mass deportation of Muslims

Dutch rightwing MP Geert Wilders has said in an interview on Danish public service television that millions of European Muslims should be deported and stripped of their nationality. Referring to his Freedom Party’s recent success in...