Dutch Press Review Monday 27 February 2012

Ethnic Turkish woman candidate for Labour’s leadership NRC Handelsblad was the only weekend newspaper not to lead with the royal grief for the country’s prince. The internal battle for the Labour Party leadership was given front page coverage and in-depth analysis. “Integrity. The compliment was thrown so often at [resigned leader] […]

VU university cancels Islam debate

Amsterdam’s VU University has cancelled a symposium due to be attended by a controversial British-Palestinian Islamic law expert following protests from MPs and Jewish groups. Sheik Haitham al-Haddad had been invited to attend two days of discussion on the position of Islamic academics in the west but the event has […]

Netherlands under fire thanks to Wilders

When a country threatens to ban Dutch tulips, you know something is wrong. That’s just what’s happening now, as Poland and other Eastern European countries express their anger about a Dutch website. Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party has set up a website calling for Dutch people to anonymously register their complaints […]