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Damning Conclusions: Defence Personnel Shows Minister The Red Card

Abstract – The survey conducted by the military unions amongst the defence personnel, in which almost 8.500 men and women participated, produced shocking conclusions about the confidence in the Dutch Minister of Defence Hennis and the high-ranking officers surrounding her. Two in three soldiers have little or no confidence in …

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‘Dwell Time’ Regulation Should Also Apply to Frontex-Deployment

Abstract – Working for Frontex means being away from home for months and exposing yourself to risks like during any other deployment. Omar Boulachioukh was deployed for three months on the Greek island of Chios with the Frontex Border Sercurity Team (BST). Yet the usual regulations regarding ‘dwell time’ (period …

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Security at Schiphol Airport at Risk Due to High Workload

Abstract – Because of understaffing and a high workload, the Dutch Military Police has trouble securing Schiphol Airport. Terrorist threats have forced military police from all over the country to help out. “We can not keep this up much longer,” says Ton de Zeeuw, chairman of the union for Military …

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Priorities of the Council of the European Union for the next 18 months

In the first half of 2016, the Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be the 12th time for the Dutch to hold the Presidency which is rotating between the member states every six months. The EU Presidency holder usually defines its individual …

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