Sitemap

Burqas banned in Dutch government buildings

More...

NATIONAL DAY: 27 APRIL (KING’S DAY)

Embassy of the Netherlands

Gilles Arnout BESCHOOR PLUG Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Address:...

H.E. Gilles Arnout BESCHOOR PLUG, Ambassador of The Netherlands

Netherlands Slowly Moving In The Right Direction

The Netherlands has, like every country in...

Early flood warning system complete for river Velika Morava basin

Research institute Deltares, Netherlands announced the completion...

Ambassador of Netherlands’ Address on The King’s Day

On the occasion of the Dutch National...

News

70 Million Euros Of Non-Refundable Donations To Serbia Signed

The agreement worth EUR 70 million was signed today by the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Ambassador...

Day Of Serbian Diplomacy Marked

On the Day of Diplomacy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić presented tennis player Novak Djoković with an award...

Austria Donates Funds To Serbia To Fight COVID-19

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg and EU and Constitution Minister Karoline Edtstadler attended...

Air Serbia To Increase The Number Of Flights In June

The national airline of Serbia, Air Serbia, due to increased demand, will increase the number of flights on certain...

Audience-attended Outdoor Sporting Events To Start On 1 June

The crisis response team for fighting COVID-19 made new decisions today in accordance with the current epidemiological situation in...

A ban on wearing face-covering garments such as a burqa or niqab in government buildings, schools and on public transport comes into effect in the Netherlands on Thursday.

The ban has been 13 years in the making and dates back to the time Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV party propped up a minority government formed by Mark Rutte’s VVD and the Christian Democrats.

But much remains unclear about how the ban will work in practice, with public transport firms, hospitals and even the police saying enforcing the ban, which will affect no more than 100 to 400 women, will not be a priority.

There are also many grey areas. While the ban will be in force in hospitals, it will not apply in residential parts of healthcare institutions because they are seen as private areas, broadcaster NOS said.

The Rijksmuseum will be able to stop burqa wearers from entering, but the ban won’t apply in private museums such as Moco in Amsterdam.

Public transport chiefs have told staff that while they can inform burqa and niqab wearers that they are breaking the law, they would need to involve the police to refuse them entry.

‘We never asked for this law and the practice [of wearing niqabs] has never caused problems.’ Pedro Peters of the public transport association told the NRC. ‘Transport must always go on. We are not going to stop trams and metros because someone is wearing a burqa or motorbike helmet.’

The police have also said they will ‘not drive after a tram in which someone is sitting who is breaking the ban on face-covering clothing,’ NOS reported.

source DutchNews.nl

Day Of Serbian Diplomacy Marked

On the Day of Diplomacy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić presented tennis player Novak Djoković with an award for exceptional personal engagement and...

Austria Donates Funds To Serbia To Fight COVID-19

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg and EU and Constitution Minister Karoline Edtstadler attended the handover of aid from...

Air Serbia To Increase The Number Of Flights In June

The national airline of Serbia, Air Serbia, due to increased demand, will increase the number of flights on certain routes to which it is...

Audience-attended Outdoor Sporting Events To Start On 1 June

The crisis response team for fighting COVID-19 made new decisions today in accordance with the current epidemiological situation in Serbia From 1 June, all citizens...

Slovakia Supports Serbia’s Fight Against COVID-19

The newly appointed ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade, Fedor Rosocha, handed over a check in the amount of 10,000 euros to the...