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I was interviewed about migration for Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland by Marco Visscher Tweet

Posted 13 Jun 2015 in Blog, Immigration, Netherlands, Vrij Nederland
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On 7 June I was interviewed about the crisis in the eurozone, Greece, Germany, the Dutch economy on Buitenhof, a leading political TV programme in the Netherlands. Watch here. Starts at 22nd minute, for 18 minutes Tweet

Posted 07 Jun 2015 in Blog, Buitenhof, euro, Germany, Greece, Netherlands
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I was interviewed about the benefits of immigration and the creation of a pan-European labour market throughout this fantastic Dutch documentary by VPRO TV called Hotel Europe: Go Where the Work Is. Watch it here Tweet

Posted 08 Apr 2013 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, Netherlands
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Geert Wilders is a nasty piece of work. The far-right politician has compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and called Islam fascist. But why, oh why, are the authorities in the Netherlands playing into his hands by putting him on trial for saying the vile things he says? They will only succeed in making him […]

Posted 05 Oct 2010 in Blog, Immigration, Islam, Netherlands
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Net immigration to the EU – immigrants less emigrants – was 1.9 million in 2007, according to Eurostat. Since the EU population is just shy of 500 million, the immigration rate was 0.38%. Spain had the highest level of net immigration: 702,000; Italy was second, with 494,000; Britain third, with 175,000. The Netherlands experienced net […]

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Dutch journalist Paul Scheffer, who shot to fame by sounding the alarm about what he sees as the dangers of multiculturalism in Europe, has reviewed Immigrants in NRC Handelsblad. The review is in Dutch, which I unfortunately don’t understand, so I can only guess what it actually says. Dutch speakers can check it out here […]

Posted 12 Apr 2007 in Blog, Immigration, Netherlands