The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands

Part V: Pieter de Gooijer: Dutch foreign policy and the European Union

This is the last part of a five-part event summary of the main points and statements  of high-ranking Dutch political directors at The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s, entitled “An Inside View: The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy”. The question under discussion was ‘in which way could Dutch foreign policy be made more effective’? Structurally how,…

A shocking statement in Dutch parliament after an uncomfortable question

During the first session of the 2014 policy debate in the Netherlands, a most shocking confrontation developed between Alexander Pechtold (D66, liberals, central-left) and Geert Wilders (PVV, aka Freedom Party, far-right). Pechtold asked Wilders two questions, Why, during the PVV demonstrations against the government, did Wilders welcome everybody’s support for his party? Apparently, there was…

Part III: Peter van Walsum: Morality and Realism in Dutch foreign policy

This is part three of a five-part event summary of the main points and statements  of high-ranking Dutch political directors at The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s, entitled “An Inside View: The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy”. The question under discussion was ‘in which way could Dutch foreign policy be made more effective’? Structurally how, based…