Articles by

Maria Rita Reis

Maria Rita is an ex-International Relations teacher on a lifelong affair with the news. She enjoys reading about light topics such as minorities, terrorism, and war. An immigrant, a polyglot and a very curious human, she's always rooting for the underdog. Keeping up with international politics and understanding the power of language are two of her biggest passions. Not surprisingly, a lot of her time is spent drinking obscene amounts of coffee and laughing at silly linguistics memes.

A forgotten hero: how a Philips director saved 6,000+ Jews during WWII

Ever heard of a man called Jan Zwartendijk? We didn't think so, but you should definitely know...

Are you a meat lover? Dutch meat plants might make you change that bitterballen order

A The Guardian exposé has revealed the appalling situation of precarious workers in the European meat industry,...

Pension gap between Dutch men and women is the second-largest in the EU

Retired women in the Netherlands receive pensions more than 40% lower than men, finds Netspare a Tillburg...

Being a feminist in the Netherlands: surprisingly, it’s a challenge

The Netherlands has a reputation for being a progressive and tolerant country. They make a strong case...

4 things I wish I knew before moving to the Netherlands for love

We all go through an obsessive Googling phase before making the decision to move to the flatlands...

Integration in the Netherlands: what is the participation statement workshop?

Have you heard of the participation statement workshop before? Here's all you need to know about what...

The Netherlands refuses to take in child refugees from Greek camps

5,500 unaccompanied children live in overcrowded camps. Appalling living conditions and growing tensions have been widely reported. Child...

News stories you might have missed during the pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic dominates every front page, other news is getting bumped to less prestigious places....
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