A life of displacement is hard, some Europeans oppose the influx and the bureaucracy is not all it could be. But small acts of kindness and human connection ease an anxious situation. Here’s one volunteer’s account from a refugee center.
Depending on how you see it, a Dutch court’s acquittal Thursday of controversial politician Geert Wilders is an instance of hate speech gone unpunished or, as Wilders himself put it, “a victory for freedom of expression in the Netherlands.”
Marking the end of a long era of tolerance for certain drugs in the Netherlands, Amsterdam’s legendary “coffee shops” will soon stop admitting foreigners as the Dutch government prepares to ban tourists from cafes that sell marijuana. (more)