Video: Dutch news roundup,  10 April 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 10 April 2010

10th April 2010, Comments 1 comment

The campaign for the parliamentary elections in early June is well underway. In the run-up to the elections, the National Anti-Terrorism Coordinator says there's a risk of violence because of the extreme divisions in Dutch society over Islam.

Meanwhile, the man who is fuelling much of the debate about Islam, Geert Wilders, is continuing to throw oil on the flames. He commissioned a study to look into the costs of immigration because the government is refusing to do so. According to the results of the incomplete study, immigrants cost Dutch tax payers between 5 and 10 billion euros a year.
 
The world's first self-help book for men about how to deal with an abortion was published this week in the Netherlands. There are 29,000 abortions every year in Holland. A third of the men say afterwards that they have difficulties dealing with the decision.
 
Gold is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands. In fact, it's the fastest growing sport in this country. More and more golf courses are appearing in the Dutch landscape, and golf entrepreneurs think the sport will grow further. They point out that in Sweden, for instance, 5% of the population plays golf. The figure in the US is 10%, while in Holland it's a mere 2%.


Eric Beauchemin
Radio Netherlands

 

 

1 Comment To This Article

  • iaminholland posted:

    on 10th April 2010, 16:58:42 - Reply

    Gold is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands. In fact, it's the fastest growing sport in this country

    U CAN LAUGH NOW :-)