In the Netherlands, after the elections for the new Dutch Parliament held on 15th March, it took 8 weeks before a new government could be formed. The negotions are now blocked mainly because of the issue of migration. The parties VVD-Liberals, D66/Liberal Democrats, CDA-Christian Democrats and Groen Links/Green Left could not come to a conclusive decision.
During the formation period some Dutch NGOs working in the field of combatting poverty – including AGE Dutch member OVN NL and the Dutch section of EAPN /EU – wrote a letter to the informant Mrs. Schippers. In the joint letter the organisations stressed the importance of an inclusive policy towards vunerable groups in the Netherlands.
Download here the joint letter (in Dutch)