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No talks on future of Antilles

Published on January 08, 2008

8 January 2008

WILLEMSTAD – The parliamentary consultation on kingdom relations (POK) on Curaçao will not go ahead. The Dutch delegation leader Willibrord van Beek announced this on Monday afternoon.

The parliamentary delegations of the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and the Netherlands were due to discuss a number of political and financial topics.

Earlier in the day the Antillean parliament passed a motion banning Freedom party PVV MP Hero Brinkman from entering the islands until he apologises for his description of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba as a "corrupt nest of thieves."

Despite this motion Van Beek hoped that talks with the leaders of the Antillean and Aruban delegation could lead to an accord on holding the consultation. "This did not succeed. And we find that extremely unfortunate," Van Beek said.

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