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The Dutch Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement referendum is a referendum concerning the approval of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, which will be held in the Netherlands on 6 April, 2016. Today, the country which holds the presidency of the Council of the EU this semester will decide whether Ukraine could be a member of the European Union or not.
The dutch people get to decide Ukraine's faith on the trade agreement with the EU
Beginning its term on the 1st of January 2016, The Netherlands wants its presidency of the European Council to stand for concrete action in response to the concerns of Europe's citizens.
Six out of the top ten countries are European!
Europe marks this year the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon on June 18, 1815. Many Europeans consider it a special day that decided Europe’s fate and put an end to the bloody conflicts across the continent.
In Assendelft, the Netherlands, a group of Muslims wants to build a mosque. This fact generates friction between the residents and the organisation that wants to build it. Locals are alarmed by possible nuisance, inadequate funding, depreciation of their houses and a lot more. They are scared by Islamic extremism and don’t want anything to do with this house of prayer. Potential mosque in Assendelft is not the only one causing problems and disagreement in the country. In ten municipalities the construction of these buildings encounters opposition by local residents. Why are the Dutch so afraid?
It has been seventy years since the last all-encompassing war in Europe came to end. Seventy years! In the Netherlands, the tradition to commemorate all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands of World War II is annually held on May 4.
It is crucial in the Netherlands to protect yourself from the water. In order to carry out this commitment we have built 2120 kilometers of dikes and dams along our shores. No matter who you are, in the Netherlands you have to protect yourself from the water. Everyone has to work together in order to stay safe. As strange as it may sound, this protection has led to an efficient political process which is used on a daily basis in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is the country with the highest number of bicycle travellers
There are many educational systems in Europe, but there is a very special one called Montessori. It was invented by Maria Montessori, one of the first female doctors in Italy. Her Montessori method became famous all over the world, but was (and is) most used in the Netherlands. There are about 160 primary schools and 19 secondary schools spread throughout the country. All of them are very popular with the Dutch population. What is this system exactly about and how does it work?
Why this beloved tradition is perceived by some people as a racist stereotype, although according to the latest polls Dutch people had never associated Black Pete with a black person, and many of them can’t perceive why one of the most tolerant countries in Europe can be criticized by cultivating in their children latent racism?
LinkedIn is one of the most popular social media platforms.
Centuries of cooperation are now sinking: Russia and the Netherlands