A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a friend who mentioned he’d met a certain right-wing provocateur in person and found him to be really nice and “gentle” face to face, contrasting with this person’s online persona. I was reminded of this today, as I watched far-right politician Geert Wilders give his last address … [Read more…]
Bringing down one data agreement between the European Union and the United States wasn’t enough for privacy enthusiast Max Schrems, who appeared before the European Court of Justice on Tuesday in his nearly 10-year legal battle over Facebook. Originally published at https://www.courthousenews.com on July 9, 2019.
Cheers erupted in a Dutch courtroom Thursday as the Netherlands’ most notorious underworld figure, Willem Holleeder, was convicted of five murders, including his own brother-in-law, and sentenced to life in prison. Originally published at https://www.courthousenews.com on July 5, 2019.
Last week was busy. First off to the International Court of Justice to cover a case between Ukraine and Russia. Then a lot of phone calls to sort out a summit on creating a tribunal for prosecuting IS fighters. Finally, off to the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Then back to court. Then working … [Read more…]
There’s not enough housing in the Netherlands and, what is available, is too expensive. It’s a common complaint among not just internationals living in the Netherlands, but also the Dutch themselves. This was originally published in ACCESS Magazine.