Netherlands: The government forced municipalities to accept asylum seekers without legal basis

Last month, Minister Broekers-Knol announced that gave the order the municipalities of Alkmaar, Venray, Gorinchem, Enschede and Rotterdam organizing shelters for 2 thousand. asylum seekers.

Following an interpellation by MP Pieter Omtzigt on the matter, the Secretary of State admitted on Tuesday that “letters to communes did not have the character of a legal obligation”.

– It’s amazing and there is a shadow on the relations between the government and local governments – the mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb told RTL Nieuws. In turn, the Venray authorities intend to meet on the matter later on Tuesday to comment on the secretary of state’s statement.

Netherlands for months struggles with a shortage of places for refugees. The current hostels for applicants to stay in the Netherlands are overcrowded.

They are often placed in sports halls and even on cruise ships. It happened that asylum seekers had to sleep in chairs and sun loungers; there were riots.

In December, the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) announced that next year additional 13 thousand places for refugees.


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