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
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?
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”
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
Bologna, Italy implements new statute policy which will award 11,000 minors honorary citizenship. Continue reading 11,000 Minors to Receive Italian Honorary Citizenship In Historic Municipal Shift
As tensions between Russia and Ukraine are rising, Poland prepares for a possible refugee crisis. Continue reading Poland Prepares for a Ukrainian Refugee Crisis
By Dimitri Rhodes and Mariana Gomes Portugal’s overseas voting system in Europe has failed its emigrants this past month. 80% of Portuguese citizens living in European countries have seen their mail-in votes for the recent legislative elections voided. The government’s poor communication and regulation regarding ID requirements with postal ballots are to blame. More than 150 thousand Portuguese-European’s mail-in ballots were nullified by Portugal’s Constitutional … Continue reading Portuguese Citizens Abroad to Revote After Blunder Nullifies 157,000 ballots.
The debate to stop operating paediatric heart surgery at the UMCG continued today. Continue reading Future of UMCG Child Heart Surgery Still Uncertain
A new report states that the Dutch government and military authorities tolerated widespread violent acts during the Indonesian War of Independence from 1945-1949. These findings have sparked varying reactions from Indonesians and individuals of Dutch-Indonesian descent living in the Netherlands. Continue reading New Report on Dutch Colonial Violence in Indonesia Sparks Mixed Responses
Jan Douwe Krist and Leon Woudstra investigate how desirable the introduction of the Italian 41-bis prison regime in The Netherlands is. Continue reading Decapitating Organized Crime: Europe’s Harshest Prison Regime Comes to The Netherlands