Video: Dutch news roundup, 30 April 2011

Video: Dutch news roundup, 30 April 2011

30th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

On this week’s show: Queen’s Day and the organisation of a nationwide party, a decade-long wait drives asylum seekers to commit suicide, Iceman ‘meditates’ his immune system into shape, and ex-junkies work as tourist guides in the dark corners of Utrecht.

Queen's Day is a job
A national celebration like Queen’s Day requires a lot of organising, controlling and cleaning-up, and until now that kind of work was done by volunteers. But nowadays, they prefer to join in the fun. So Polish workers are being imported to fill the gap.

Asylum seekers play the waiting game
Some asylum seekers in the Netherlands have to wait up to ten years before they find out whether they can stay or not. Of course this endless wait is grueling. Recently, it resulted in several deaths. So the key moral question here is: can the Netherlands deport asylum seekers after so many years?

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