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21 May 2008
THE TREATY of Lisbon was signed on 13 December 2007 at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal and is due to come into force in 2009, if successfully ratified by all EU member states...
28 June 2007
French and Dutch voters defeated the 2004 draft European Union (EU) constitution when they voted No to it in 2005...
22 February 2007
CWI world congress report (3): ROGER BANNISTER Socialist Party visitor and national secretary of the Campaign for a New Workers' Party reports....
29 November 2006
A POLITICAL earthquake took place in the Netherlands last week when the Dutch Socialist Party (SP) made the biggest gains in the 22 November general elections, coming third place with 25seats...
13 July 2006
ON 29 June the Dutch right-wing coalition government collapsed. It was made up of the Christian-democrats (CDA) led by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the right wing liberal party (VVD) and the so-called 'left-liberals', writes Ron Blom, Offensief (CWI, Netherlands).
9 June 2005
LAST WEEK'S vote on the European Constitution was the first time in more than 200 years that Dutch people had a referendum...
13 November 2004
A SPATE of anti-Muslim and racist attacks across the Netherlands has shocked Dutch workers and youth. The attacks follow the killing, on 2 November, of the controversial film director and journalist, Theo van Gogh, allegedly by...
17 July 2004
LAST SUNDAY, 11 July, we organised the first meeting of our new anti-racist youth campaign, 'Offensief Tegen Racisme' (Offensief Against Racism -'Offensief' is the name of the Dutch section of the CWI)...
28 February 2004
THE DUTCH parliament's lower house voted on 17 February to expel up to 26,000 "failed asylum seekers" over the next three years. This cruel and inhumane policy has shocked and angered Dutch working people and also many people across Europe.
4 October 2003
ON 20 September, 25,000 people took to the streets of Amsterdam to angrily protest against huge cuts of 17 billion euros in welfare provision, writes Ron Blom, Offensief, Amsterdam.
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