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  1. A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive

    Tom Blickman
    18 September 2019
    Opinion

    When the Dutch government liberalised cannabis policy in 1976, they understood that the legalisation and regulation of cannabis was actually the best solution, or at least the least bad one.

  2. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Netherlands

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    The Netherlands has long been considered a leader of progressive drug policy, but it is increasingly being left behind by policy innovations outside Europe. Nonetheless Dutch cities are leading the way towards more progressive and locally adapted cannabis policies. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Dutch cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  3. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre los Países Bajos

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    Los Países Bajos se suelen considerar un modelo de política progresista en lo que se refiere a las drogas, aunque cada vez se están quedando más rezagados con respecto a las innovaciones normativas que se están desplegando fuera de Europa. A pesar de ello, las ciudades holandesas están tomando medidas para adoptar políticas de cannabis más progresistas y adaptadas al contexto local. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en los Países Bajos.

  4. Network analysis of DTIB screenshot

    The quiet power of the Dutch Trade and Investment Board (DTIB)

    Alexander Beunder, Jilles Mast, Bas van Beek
    16 January 2019
    Article

    For around 13 years, on the Dutch Trade and Investment Board (a body that is not familiar to most of the Dutch public) top civil servants and company lobbyists have been discussing how the government can support the country’s international trade. Minutes reveal how lobbyists and ministers collaborated in reforming fiscal and development policies in favour of private interests. It’s an example of the power of ‘quiet politics’ of company lobbyists in the Netherlands, calling into question the country’s image as an exemplar of liberal, consensual corporatism.

  5. We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police

    Tom Blickman
    08 September 2018
    Opinion

    The recent report ‘The Netherlands and Synthetic Drugs: An Inconvenient Truth’ argues for increasing resources to expand anti-drug efforts in the Netherlands. In a topical opinion piece, Tom Blickman addresses the crucial issues at hand.

  6. Eerlijke belasting voor multinationals cover

    Eerlijke belasting voor multinationals

    • Rodrigo Fernandez, Frans Bieckmann
    06 September 2018
    Report

    Het kabinet-Rutte III staat op het punt de dividendbelasting af te schaffen. Deze maatregel is omstreden, omdat niet duidelijk gemaakt kan worden welke maatschappelijke opbrengsten tegenover de gederfde inkomsten staan van jaarlijks 1,4 miljard euro. In dit boekje kijken wij naar de argumenten die voorstanders gebruiken en duiken we in de tegenargumenten.

  7. Transparent Cannabis Supply Chain in the Netherlands

    26 May 2018
    Multi-media

    On 28 May 2018, the Transnational Institute and the Epicurus Foundation co-hosted the second edition of the “The Transparent Chain,” a conference on transparent cannabis supply chains in Utrecht, Netherlands. 

  8. Nieuwe politiek in een onzeker tijdperk: Leren van Spanje

    02 October 2017 - Event

    Sociaaldemocratische en linkse partijen leiden momenteel historische nederlagen terwijl voorstanders van een neoliberaal Europa en rechts-nationalistische uitdagers het publieke debat domineren. In Zuid-Europa dient zich echter een hoopvol alternatief aan.

  9. Nueva Politica en tièmpos inciertos: Aprendizajes de España

    02 October 2017 - Event


    El debate político actual en el norte Europa está dominado por los partidarios de la globalización neoliberal y la derecha autoritaria nacionalista, en este marco socialdemócratas y partidos de izquierda encadenan derrotas históricas. En el sur de Europa, sin embargo, hay una alternativa esperanzadora.

  10. Persbericht: Voorlopig inwerkingtreding CETA voorbarig

    20 September 2017
    Press release


    Amsterdam, 20 september

    Morgen, donderdag 21 september treedt een deel van het handelsverdrag CETA tussen de EU en Canada vorlopig in werking. Een coalitie van maatschappelijke organisaties- onder andere FNV, Greenpeace, Transnational Institute, Foodwatch en Milieudefensie vindt het onverstandig en voorbarig dat Nederland zich nu al aan deze dael commiteert. Het Europese Hof van Justitie doet nog onderzoek naar het  het investeringsdeel van de deal en in veel landen is het zeer de vraag of zij definitief gaan instemmen met CETA. Als één van de lidstaten 'nee' zegt, vervalt de hele deal alsnog.

  11. Water Protectors urge Dutch activists to join global struggle against Fossil companies: ‘Strong hearts to the front’

    12 June 2017
    Article

    Four Water Protectors who were active in the NoDaPL Standing Rock protests visited the Netherlands as part of a European tour from May 28th to June 2nd. Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young, and Rafael Gonzales aka Tufawon travelled to all corners of the Netherlands in just under a week.

  12. Een toekomst zonder de NAM?

    07 January 2017 - Event

    Over het aanpassen van het gasgebouw en het tot 0 afbouwen van de gaswinning

  13. Zevenduizend mensen op de been bij demonstratie tegen TTIP

    14 October 2015
    In the media

    AT5 - Duizenden mensen hebben zich vandaag verzameld op het Jonas Daniël Meijerplein om te demonstreren tegen het TTIP-handelsverdrag tussen Europa en de VS

  14. Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible

    28 May 2015
    Other news

    End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation.

  15. MPs block cities from harvesting marijuana

    19 May 2015
    Other news

    A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament in the Netherlands, supported a motion to not allow municipalities to experiment with cannabis cultivation: 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

  16. Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016

    • Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas (eds)
    28 April 2015

    As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing number of countries around the world now find the regime’s emphasis on punitive approaches to illicit drugs to be problematic and are asking for reform. In this moment of global disagreement, the Brookings project on Improving Global Drug Policy provides a unique comparative evaluation of the effectiveness and costs of international counternarcotics policies and best approaches to reform.

  17. Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system

    13 April 2015
    Other news

    No fewer than six randomised controlled trials – in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and England – concluded that heroin assisted treatment is more effective than conventional treatments in a subgroup of heroin users. 

  18. With new anti-marijuana rules in force, police raid ‘grow shops’

    01 March 2015
    Other news

    Police in the Netherlands have made immediate use of their new powers to clamp down on marijuana cultivation with three raids in different parts of the province.

  19. D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production

    26 February 2015
    Other news

    Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands.

  20. D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back!

    25 February 2015
    Other news

    When Mayor Muriel E. Bowser delivered her legalized marijuana guidelines, she tried to ease concerns of naysayers with promises that there are enough provisions to prevent things from getting out of hand.

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