Minister calls for integrity in local government

8th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst believes local officials and politicians should be better instructed in what is acceptable behaviour for public servants.

THE NETHERLANDS - On the political television programme, Buitenhof, she said too many local politicians had displayed a lack of integrity recently.

She was referring to incidents including the scandal surrounding the mayor of Den Helder, Stefan Hulman.

He was found to have been receiving allowances for two homes, and it also transpired that he had submitted a huge number of dubious expenses claims.

Ms ter Horst says this sort of behaviour brings local government into disrepute.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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