Dutch courtroom set-up: guilty by positioning

I would doubt that anyone is looking forward to seeing a courtroom from the inside, especially not as a suspect. What if you were not only charged with a serious crime, but you were also forced to sit center-stage, alone? Singled out to be bullied by the prosecution (and judges) without being able to unequivocally …

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Craigslist scams – a never ending but predictable story

It is always interesting to see scams online. As I'm about to graduate and thus (finally) on the job market. One such a consequence is that I might have to move. Finding a new place would certainly be helpful. And then you find an offer on craigslist that just sounds a bit too good to …

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Dare wonder beyond the Dutch borders as you will be on your own

"Oost West, Thuis Best" What do you do when you live in a foreign country where you know you will stay for many more years to come? If it is a reasonable option, you will try to become a citizen of that country. You will have equal rights to the people around you. You can …

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How does a Dutch cabinet compare to neighbouring cabinets?

by Daniël P Melters On September 12th, 2012, the Dutch went to the polls for the 29th time since the end of the Second World War to vote for who will represent them in parliament. On April 23rd, 2012 the first Rutte cabinet fell after the Catshuis Negotiations went nowhere (austerity measure negotiations with the "gedoog" (which …

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