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.

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....

During coronavirus, we might just have to turn back to the core values of Dutch society

In times of great collective distress, and when solutions to reduce the spread of coronavirus are easier...

Should the Netherlands open its doors to the Yazidi refugees?

The Yazidis, Islamic State's genocide and sexual slavery victims, haven't necessarily found a safe haven in the...

Iranian female taekwondo medallist possibly to train in The Netherlands

The only Iranian female athlete to win an Olympic medal has defected and placed a request to...

How the Netherlands became home to the international city of peace and justice

Did you know where The Hague's peace and justice vocation comes from? Let's take a look at...

European Court of Justice has ruled Israeli settlement goods sold in Europe must carry origin-identifying tags

Europe's top court ruled that goods produced in Israeli settlements must be clearly labelled as such, instead...
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