Article by Guido Cocconi Today, across the Netherlands the water boards elections will take place alongside province boards. Water boards are in charge of keeping the lowlands safe from flooding and maintaining water quality and quantity across the seasons. Water boards cooperate but are not in charge of the companies that provide tap drinking water to the public. Noorderzijlvest, the board in charge for management … Continue reading Groningen’s water board faces big investments to purify medicines, microplastics and manure before they flow to the sea.
Groningen’s cultural scene is hosting a large scale Keti Koti festival on July 1st. After a year of discussions about its role in the Dutch slave trade, is now the time for the northern city to offer a formal apology? Continue reading Keti Koti Festival Shines Light on Groningen’s Dark Past – VIDEO
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited Groningen yesterday to to talk to numerous groups about gas extraction and the effects of earthquakes. Continue reading Prime Minister Rutte Speaks to Young People Affected by Earthquakes in Groningen – VIDEO
A series of press conferences were held in the first week of March in the Croatian parliament. In light of International Women’s Day, feminist members of parliament took the opportunity to speak up against gender inequality. Ivana Posavec Krivecin, leader of the Social Democratic Party and Sandra Benčić from the Green-Left Coalition emphasized gender based inequality in the workplace and the pressing issue that gender … Continue reading Croatia’s Parliamentarians Speak Up Against Gender Inequality
By: Emily Zaal Since the Syrian civil war started in 2011, Syrians have been fleeing elsewhere in search of better lives. 9to5’s Emily Zaal spoke to three Syrian people living in Germany to see how they are holding up. On February 27th of 2022, Firas stood at the Poland-Ukraine border aiding refugees to safety. He travelled 1300 km from Stuttgart to Kros’tenko. After one week … Continue reading Fleeing for a Better Life: Syrians Residing in Germany
Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol won South Korea’s presidency after a tedious campaign marked by anti-feminist backlash. 9to5 Groningen asked young Korean women how they felt about this new political turn. Continue reading A Victory for Antifeminism in South Korea?
Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be made to compete as neutral athletes after a decision taken by the ITF, ATP and WTA, which has been met with mixed reactions
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By Francesco Morelli and Guido Cocconi February 24, 2022. Two major cities in the Netherlands have temporarily banned 10-minute grocery delivery services, like Flink and Gorillas – Groningen still considers these new regulations. 9to5 talked to different political parties to get their stance. Although Amsterdam and Rotterdam have decided not to open new “dark store” hubs in the future, Groningen is still in debate on … Continue reading Groningen Municipality Considers Regulating 10-minute “Dark Stores”
By Jan Douwe Krist and Stéphanie Hamel February 28, 2022. Municipal elections will take place on March 16 in Groningen. The municipality and the Student Association for International Relations (SIB) tell 9to5 how they are working together to reach out to international residents, a population that often seems unaware that they can vote. For this occasion, an election debate will take place next Monday night … Continue reading Forum to Host Municipal Elections Debate for International Groningers
Ukrainians in the Netherlands have organized protests as a call to action to stop the Russian invasion and draw attention to a long-lasting conflict that simmered down, but never ended. Continue reading Ukrainians in the Netherlands increasingly concerned amidst first attacks