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The Wall: Make Europe Great Again

by Oui Fri Feb 10th, 2023 at 10:03:51 AM EST

Mark represents everything that is wrong leading a nation build on diversity and openness to welcome asylum seekers and refugees from all over the continent. Twelve years of dominant rule by Dutch Tory conservative has created a list of key issues not tackled, but by austerity measures kicking any solution down the road. Wasteful in political capital, tax loopholes for the wealthy and municipal and ministerial AI algorithms to hit the poor and low income families.

Ter Apel central refugee reception centre

Urgent appeal by Médecins Sans Frontières | Medical humanitarian assistance |

Crisis as capacity is lacking for an indoor sleeping facility ... NL funding

Pure self-interest of VVD leader Mark Rutte to survive Party discontent ... on recent party conference Rutte made a promise to limit entry asylum seekers into the Netherlands. See chaos in refugee camp in Ter Apel and protests by rightwing populist parties.

To avoid a vote of no confidence within his own rightwing VVD party, Mark made a promise he cannot keep and opposes universal human rights ...

Mark Rutte considers substantially reducing the migration flow as an assignment.

This is what he said about it on Saturday at the VVD congress. 👇

More in my recent diary - 9th Package EU Ban On Russian Language

After food and hunger, Putin now decided to weaponize the winter. -- EU diplomat Josep Borrell.

Cabinet asks Council of State to suspend refugee rulings lower courts | Dec. 28, 2022 |

Raad van State highest court administrative law in The Netherlands

Administrative Jurisdiction Division: Family reunification measure [months delay] is contrary to Dutch and European law. The State Secretary for Justice and Security is therefore not allowed to apply the family reunification measure. This confirms previous court rulings. 👇

Family members allowed to enter Netherlands immediately after family reunification approval | Feb. 8, 2022 |

Spaniard Borrell's Fascist Gaffe Us vs Them | Oct. 20, 2022 |

Priti Patel MP retweeted ...

Well at least UK shoved off the shores of continental Europe and lives outside the "garden". 🤣

EU Exit Regimes in Practice
Measures that are meant to ensure that irregular migrants with an order to leave an EU Member State will exit - one way or another - the sovereign territory of that particular country. In our terminology, an exit regime includes two prevalent forms of ensuring that irregular migrants leave a certain country: `forced return' (also referred to as deportation, expulsion and forced removal) and so-called `voluntary return' (which comes in different modalities, mostly differentiated according to the level of assistance that is provided to the migrant).

Migration in the Netherlands: Rhetoric and Perceived Reality Challenge Dutch Tolerance | Nan. 2019 |

Over the past two decades, the Netherlands has gone from the forefront of multiculturalism to witnessing a rise in far-right populism--with immigration, and a focus on Islam, at the heart of this shift. Where the government and population once handled immigrant integration with famed Dutch tolerance, some have grown deeply intolerant of newcomers, equating immigration with a rise in religious extremism and terror, and a loss of prosperity.

These fears do not, however, necessarily reflect the facts in a country where population growth largely relies on net immigration, while both immigration and emigration are at high points, and some sectors--including agriculture and heavy industries--largely depend on migrant workers.

Far-right populists prey on and promote these anxieties, yet for all their prominence in portrayals of contemporary politics in the Netherlands, these populists have not become as powerful as many outside the country seem to presume, nor have they entered government, as has occurred elsewhere in Europe.

The multiparty system (as of 2017 there were 13 political parties represented in Parliament) with proportional representation is largely responsible for that, along with the fact that mainstream parties recognize the long-term danger of working too closely with the extremes.

Prominent politicians who espouse anti-immigrant rhetoric include, most notably, Geert Wilders, the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV), which captured the second-largest number of seats in Parliament in the 2017 election, and the more recent alt-right star, Thierry Baudet. However, while these politicians' words influence debate, their parties have not been able to join governing coalitions.

Perception and reality ... in last two decades there has been a dramatic shift to the far-right across the whole spectrum of Dutch politicians and parties. There is a strong exchange of voters between VVD of Mark Rutte and PVV of Geert Wilders. Therefore Rutte has used similar rhetoric as Wilders in campaigning and in setting policy. Migration is the very hot potato that fits Tory conservatism of Rutte ... onward to Brussels and his friends on the anti-immigration front. Building the wall!! Save white Europe with a Judeo-Christian tradition.


'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Feb 10th, 2023 at 09:19:06 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 11th, 2023 at 12:01:08 PM EST
Moderate Meloni is hostage to her extremist partners

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Feb 13th, 2023 at 03:02:13 PM EST
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Previous court ruling ...

Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary  an continue border checks partly based on ethnicity | Sept. 22, 2021 |

The Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary (Koninklijke Marechaussee) may continue with their practice of carrying out border checks partly based on ethnicity. Houthoff is giving pro bono assistance to a coalition of public organisations that aim, through the courts, to force the State to cease this policy that leads to discrimination.

Thijs van Aerde: "This judgment is in nobody's interest. The fight to bring an end to ethnic profiling will continue."

'Historical' ruling: Military police may no longer carry out border checks in which skin color plays a role Cabinet immediately instructed the Military police on Tuesday afternoon to stop all profiling in which ethnicity or race plays a role. This decision follows the court's ruling that skin color may not be taken into account in border controls. The legal team from Houthoff worked pro bono

Dutch appeals court prohibits border police ethnic profiling | San Diego Union Tribune|

First published in San Diego ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 14th, 2023 at 03:05:43 PM EST
Bartered away the precious jewels of the European Union 🇪🇺 ... worthless, no courage and no vision.

Pleasing warmongers and rightwing migrant policy ... 😡

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 15th, 2023 at 09:00:01 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 15th, 2023 at 09:01:17 PM EST
Evening news covered the possibilities by looking at opportunities of policy in Denmark and the UK ... joining an inhumane downward trend. #Europe2.0

I do not recognize the country of my birth anymore ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 15th, 2023 at 09:26:51 PM EST

My grandfather (born in 1870) was a financial administrator and fluent in ten languages, he stood at the birth of Dutch export of vegetables from het Westland to Great Britain ... until Brexit damaged the corridor ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 06:55:53 PM EST

Wilma van den Oever of the GroentenFruit Huis hopes the current situation will encourage consumers to eat more seasonally. "Think of leeks, carrots, parsnips, kale," she said to the newspaper. Tomatoes will also soon be in season. "The harvest in the Netherlands starts again at the end of March, so more and more is becoming available gradually."

True ... don't expect cauliflower in January, the season is August 🌤

Witkamp -- #1 Fruit and Vegetable wholesaler in Holland

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 06:58:31 PM EST
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1 in 3 greenhouse growers can no longer afford to pay the bill: less fruit and vegetables available | The Entrepreneur- Oct. 10, 2022 |

Almost a third of greenhouse horticultural entrepreneurs in the Netherlands can no longer pay their bills or will soon run into liquidity problems. Partly because of this, fewer Dutch vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants will be available on the market in the near future. This is the conclusion of the entrepreneurial organizations Plantum and Greenhouses the Netherlands after a survey among their members.

British supermarkets ration vegetable sales amid shortages

Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Morrisons have all introduced buying limits on certain produce. Grocers have cited weather conditions in Spain and Morocco as the reason for supply issues.

A number of heavy industries already had shut down due to extreme rise in price Dutch natural gas produced from Groninger gas fields in the North.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 07:11:25 PM EST
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Andel declared bankrupt at the end of October 2022. Dutch government proud there is no need for Russian fossil fuel today ... savings natural gas by 25% leads in Europe.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 07:13:29 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 07:14:44 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 07:16:20 PM EST
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A bit of blowback David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, HRC, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 at 12:08:41 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 at 12:10:30 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 08:51:45 PM EST


    But always all the same bullshit you say

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 08:55:03 PM EST
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The Dutch Prime Minister to "Agenzia Nova": "Meloni and I are the driving force in Europe"

Even the Dutch prime minister reiterated to "Agenzia Nova" the excellent relationship created with Giorgia Meloni, which applies not only to the issue of migrants, but also to other issues. "I am absolutely convinced of that," Rutte said. "We like each other, there is trust".

With the Dutch Prime Minister - said Meloni - "we believe that the next European Council must make concrete progress on the migration issue, and in particular on the central Mediterranean route and on cooperation with African countries". "We had a very concrete and pragmatic approach to the main dossiers under consideration by the European Parliament, added Meloni.

The Dutch premier has defined himself and the Italian prime minister as a "driving force" in the context of the European Union to address issues such as immigration. "Meloni and I are seen as a sort of driving force." The Dutch prime minister then spoke of an "unexpected" agreement, "a common vision" reached within the framework of the European Union.

Disinformation In Abhorrent Dutch Migrant Policy

This is an excellent summary of the issue and still not resolved. Discussion on Dutch news is to abandon international agreements or just disregard them. Take an example to Macron and France ... or Denmark or Italy or the Visegrád Four group setting the stage for new "EU" policy and shredding the Schengen Accords.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 08:56:36 PM EST
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Meloni vede Michel: "Non conviene divedersi sul tema dei migranti, sarebbe un favore ai trafficanti" | RAI News - Jan. 30, 2023 |

Michel: frank cooperation with Rome, commitment to defend the borders

"We have to make decisions for the defense of the European internal market which will be decisive for the next 10 years. Thanks to the frank and sincere president Meloni, whom I appreciate very much". This was stated by the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, at the end of the meeting at Palazzo Chigi. 

"In recent months we have had significant increases in irregular migratory movements, not only in Italy but everywhere. We must be very committed to supporting the defense and protection of the external borders of the EU and those of Italy, which are also the external borders of 'Union,' Michel later said. "To be effective we must be mobilized in cooperation with third countries, not only of origin but also of transit, especially in Africa. There has been talk of Tunisia, Libya and other countries on the southern shore of the Mediterranean".

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 08:57:23 PM EST
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Dutch PM Mark Rutte on migrants ... follow example set by Denmark and U.K. Rightwing election campaign rhetoric to win over PVV voters of Geert Wilders.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 10:47:53 PM EST

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