The Western European elite has no trouble posting Holocaust remembrance messages on social media, but they struggle to recognize that the very immigration policies they favor actually contribute to anti-Semitism in Europe.
On July 3rd, farmers convened en masse in their tractors and blocked the German-Dutch border. Others protested by dumping manure in front of several public buildings. Reuters reports that on July 4th, they also blocked roads and supermarket distribution centres.
In the ever more nationalized and internationalized political arena, political attention is often denied to issues of local government. European conservatives must not fall into this trap, for it is here at the local level where conservatism can be strongest.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a press release that the expulsion was because the diplomats’ “activities have not been in accordance with international standards of diplomatic behaviour. This action is being taken under Article 9 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.”
The rise of Turkish-led, Muslim-dominated parties backed expressly by immigrant communities isn’t a phenomenon that’s confined to the Netherlands. Similar parties have cropped up in Sweden, Austria, Spain, France, Greece and Bulgaria.
“People died, it’s been a very hard time. Corona cast a shadow over our lives and sometimes divided us to the bone,” Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said as he announced the lifting of COVID restrictions, to begin February 18th.
Although Rutte’s coalition is a step forward, it lacks prized political capital. Infighting and the lack of a comprehensive policy on COVID-19 especially have damaged Dutch citizens’ trust to a great extent. That distrust is observed in the many anti-government demonstrations, often accompanied by violence on both sides, and several ministers having received death threats.
On Wednesday, the newly established formation, composed of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Democrats 66 (D66), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the Christian Union (CU) presented its coalition agreement. Mark Rutte (VVD) is expected to be appointed Prime Minister for a fourth term.
What lies at the root of the totalitarianism that seems to be asserting itself in free societies in today’s West? The answer to this question reveals a fascinating affinity between Ryszard Legutko, a 21st century Polish Catholic philosopher and the 19-century Dutch Calvinist historian and statesman Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer.
With the Rothschild family agreeing to the deal, the Dutch can soon admire the self-portrait on home turf. The Rijksmuseum, which already houses a sizable number of Rembrandts, plans to give it a place of honour.
While the Roman Catholic Church, numbering about 3.7 million, is still the largest denomination in the country, aging membership and secularization are now making themselves felt. Catholics actively involved in parish life are few—about 150,000, a mere 4% of all registered Catholics.
In some ways, “Prey” is the most inflammatory of Hirsi Ali’s books. Her thesis is a straightforward one: the mass migration of men from misogynist Muslim cultures is a threat to the hard-won rights of women in Europe.
Regions in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria were hit hard. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that she was horrified by the “surreal” devastation in the flood-ravaged region of German. Merkel walked through the village of Schuld in Rhineland-Palatinate state, one of the two hardest-hit regions in western Germany. “It is a surreal, […]