How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
Dutch Memorial Day commemorated in Amsterdam, May 4, 2014.
Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Jasper Juinen
As the anniversary of Indonesian independence from the Netherlands approaches, a close look reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Character, resilience, convenience and sustainability are what make cities great places to live and learn.
Counting underway in a 2016 Dutch referendum on the EU’s deal with Ukraine.
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The abolition of citizen referendums in the Netherlands will do little to remedy the distrust in the political system – and could strengthen Geert Wilders' far-right party.
Much more must be done to keep teachers in South Africa.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
In Europe's refugee squats, dignified existence and political resistance go hand in hand.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders on March 14, 2017.
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The famous anti-immigrant crusader fizzled at the polls, but the Netherlands still has a legacy of intolerance to turn around.
Women in political leadership face many of the same problems, no matter where they live.
Even in egalitarian Europe, female politicians must battle gender stereotypes, biased media coverage, and entrenched power.
Everything to play for and everyone playing for it.
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A large number of parties are in the running, which could make forming a coalition a complicated task.
Geert Wilders in court during the trial.
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The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party was found guilty of insulting a group of people inciting discrimination.
For women studying and working in Eurocentric institutions, wearing natural hair can be a symbol of resistance.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Campaigners stand outside the US Supreme Court in 2005.
Where and how you have the right to legally end your life.
Counting of the Dutch referendum ballots gets underway.
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Explained: the implications of a Eurosceptic victory in the Netherlands vote.
In the Netherlands, the tradition goes that Sinterklaas lives in Madrid, wears a red clerical robe and a bishop’s mitre, and has servants called ‘Zwarte Pieten’ (Black Peters).
The celebration of Christmas has distinct variations around the world, with many of these local traditions arising from particular historical circumstances.
Broadcaster Andrew Denton, speaking on Q&A, said the 550 babies claim was incorrect.
Broadcaster Andrew Denton, an advocate for assisted dying law, told the Q&A audience it was not correct to say 550 newborn babies were killed last year under Dutch euthanasia laws. Is that right?
Young Indonesian scientists aim to have a say in their country’s future by creating a science agenda.
A group of young Indonesian scientists set a science agenda for the country.
The court ruled that Dutch citizens have a legal right to be protected from climate change.
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For the first time, a court has ordered a government to strengthen its climate targets. It's a watershed, not just for the Netherlands but potentially for countries such as Australia whose targets have been criticised.
Australia’s health system is good, but it’s not perfect.
Health systems in all wealthier countries face similar problems, but their solutions are widely different. That should mean we can learn from other countries. To explore these differences, this week The…