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The Netherlands

One of the most beautiful county in Europe.
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Daniela Jerebie

on 26 April 2013

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The Netherlands Holland - the land of Tulips, wooden shoes and windmills! The Netherlands (Holland) is located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. The name Netherlands, or Low Countries, has been given historically to the entire region around the waterways of the Rhine delta. The low-lying coastal plain, needing the protection of dikes against the constant threat of flooding, has an obvious geographical unity. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of Government is The Hague. The Netherlands is known as "Holland". The Dutch have become very innovative when it comes to keeping out the water. They have built dykes, fortifications and last but not least wind and watermills to create new land. The oldest mill is a watermill that dates back to the eighth century. These techniques were used to pump dry hundreds of lakes and swamps and to prevent land from flooding. Today, windmills are characteristic of the Dutch landscape and a symbol of the Dutch struggle with water. The mills of Schiedamare the five largest windmills in the world. These gigantic windmills, some over 40 meters high, played an important role in the production of jenever (Dutch gin). Instead of reclaiming land, these smock mills (a type of industrial mill) were used grind grain. The Netherlands was a major colonial power, but its largest colonies, Indonesia and Suriname, gained independence decades ago. The islands of Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles still form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch were the first Europeans to establish a settlement along the Hudson River between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers. Their stockade, called the village of Bergen, is regarded as New Jersey's first permanent settlement and the genesis of the present Jersey City. Saturday, August 27, 2011 -PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC

Holland says it will adopt a new relationship with Suriname that will now result in the two countries cooperating mainly on trade, economic and illegal immigration issues. Source: http://www.avsnewsonline.com Suriname Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler. The first king of Holland was from the House of Orange-Nassau. The origin of Holland’s motto, ‘Je maintiendrai (“I will maintain”)’, the colors of the flag and the national color orange may all be found in the House of Orange-Nassau. Queen Beatrix has been the reigning monarch for over 30 years. The intended heir to the throne, the Prince of Orange, is her oldest son, Willem-Alexander. The monarch has limited power; the Queen has immunity, but the real power lies with the ministers. The monarch is neutral and does not make pronouncements about political topics. Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler. The first king of Holland was from the House of Orange-Nassau.

The origin of Holland’s motto, ‘Je maintiendrai (“I will maintain”)’, the colors of the flag and the national color orange may all be found in the House of Orange-Nassau. Queen Beatrix has been the reigning monarch for over 30 years. The intended heir to the throne, the Prince of Orange, is her oldest son, Willem-Alexander.

The monarch has limited power; the Queen has immunity, but the real power lies with the ministers. The monarch is neutral and does not make pronouncements about political topics. http://www.holland.com/us/Tourism/Interests/The-Dutch-Royal-Family.htm A cyclist's paradise because of its flat terrain, mild weather and safe bike paths. Distances are short and Holland is small but it offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes and historical towns. The land of Rembrandt
and Van Gogh! The Constitutional Monarchy
The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy. This means that the position of the Queen or King is established in the constitution. The King or Queen is the head of the Dutch state and forms the government together with the ministers. Queen Beatrix has been the head of state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1980. (Reuters) - Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, announced she was abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, telling her country it was time to hand the crown to the next generation after more than three decades on the throne. Netherlands' Queen Beatrix and her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander As most of the Europe, Netherlands has its own economic issues. The budget deficit will hover around 3.6% of GDP for the near future, inflation will be 2.6% and unemployment will raise to 7.5%. These figures are below what the EU as a whole shows, suggesting that The Netherlands trails most of the European developed economies. The only good news seems to be the 1.1% estimated growth in 2014, but even this figure is below the estimated 1.4% for the eurozone.


http://www.dutchnews.nl/ Meet My Mom And Three Dads - Dutch Bill Would Allow More Than Two Parents The debate about gay marriage is not over, let the debate about children with more than two parents begin.

While the legislation may be not weeks but years away, the debate seems to have started. Source: http://worldcrunch.com/culture-society/meet-my-mom-and-three-dads-dutch-bill-would-allow-more-than-two-parents/legislation-lgbt-rights-homosexuality-parenting/c3s10900/#.US5mL-t35TE "In a ground-breaking resolution the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill to move the International Court of Justice from The Hague where it has been based since it was founded as the judicial organ of the United Nations after World War II."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2013/03/07/Outside-View-The-IJC-should-be-removed-from-the-Netherlands/UPI-21731362632820/#ixzz2MtyO3EWA. It is all because Joris Demmink, former secretary-general of the ministry of Security and Justice from 2002 to 20012, and former director general for International Affairs and Immigration, seems to be untouchable by the law, even if serious serious evidence that he engaged in sex tourism to Turkey, the Philippines and other countries seems to exist. The Dutch Untouchable They are after you...!!!!!!!!!
Crowdfunding is the norm lately. You need a bridge? Forget taxes, pay for it directly. This bridge was build with funding from different people and businesses. HOW?

On pieces of wood, print the donor's name... And you get this: Amsterdam city council is to urge the national government to give local authorities the power to allow legal marijuana protection to legally supply cannabis cafes. - See more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/04/amsterdam_to_call_for_legalise.php#sthash.s8644KHE.dpuf This seems to be a worldwide trend Police and officials clear out a marijuana plantation in Amsterdam. Photo: DutchNews.nl This waste of taxes will be history... The construction of a new oil terminal in the west of Rotterdam’s Europort will definitely go ahead, economic affairs minister Henk Kamp told a television talk show on Sunday. - See more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/04/rotterdam_oil_terminal_plan_wi.php#sthash.ZoiPoqgt.dpuf Rotterdam oil terminal plan will go ahead, says minister This is the first time a Russian company has won such a large scale competition in the open market, which will see oil shipment volumes Europe’s largest port by 50%. The terminal will operate as an open hub, enabling the first market to directly trade Russia’s Urals oil, blend. It will be like this: The United States and the Netherlands established diplomatic relations in 1782 following the U.S. declaration of independence from Great Britain. The U.S. partnership with the Netherlands is one of its oldest continuous relationships and dates back to the American Revolution, which the Dutch supported. Did you know??? The Dutch fought alongside the United States in the Korean War and the first Gulf War and have been active in global peacekeeping efforts in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Netherlands played a leading role in the 1999 Kosovo air campaign. It has contributed to European Union (EU) peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. The Dutch also have supported and participated in NATO training efforts in Iraq, the EU and NATO police training efforts in Afghanistan, the 2011 NATO mission in Libya, and in both EU and NATO counter-piracy operations. The Dutch are participants in the “smart defense” initiative, including in the area of missile defense. The Netherlands supports counterterrorism efforts with leadership, personnel, and material. It is a party to all 12 UN counterterrorism conventions. The Dutch work closely with the United States and other countries on international programs against drug trafficking and organized crime.

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