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The Dutch Are More Positive About Their Finances And Institutions
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The Dutch Are More Positive About Their Finances And Institutions

The Dutch are More Positive about their Finances and Institutions. In the past four years, the Dutch have started to think more positively about their financial circumstances and prospects. Confidence in institutions has also increased.   The Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports this Wednesday. The agency regularly asks Dutch people about their well-being on various perspectives. 75 percent of the respondents surveyed in 2017 rated their financial situation as positive. That was 68 percent four years earlier. About 50 percent of the respondents were positive about their financial future, compared to 40 percent in 2013. Confidence in institutions, such as politics and police, increased from 31 percent to 40 percent. Health Statistics Netherlands investigates personal well...
Burqa Ban in the Netherlands
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Burqa Ban in the Netherlands

Burqa Ban in the Netherlands. There will be 'a burqa ban' in Dutch educational and care institutions, in government buildings and on public transport, reports GOK News.   The Senate agreed on Tuesday with a partial ban on 'wearing face-covering clothing'. This includes theoretically also balaclavas and full-face helmets. GroenLinks, SP, D66 and PvdA voted against the motion. The support in the Senate for the proposal was less than in the Lower House at the end of 2016. At that time only D66, GroenLinks and the current Denk-Kamerleden voted against Öztürk and Kuzu. The motion only applies to employees in a public function - individual companies may determine their own house rules. The proposal states that the Lower House must evaluate the law after three years. It must also be cons...