ITEM BRIEFS 9: Living together with water across borders

Living together with water across borders         On 16 January, the Dutch minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) answered parliamentary questions from members of the Standing Committee for Infrastructure, Water Management and the Environment on the interpretation of the national safety policy on primary flood defences, including a cost estimate of […]

ITEM BRIEFS 7: Cross-border pension in the EU: the procession of Echternach

Cross-border pension in the EU: the procession of Echternach     Our pensionland is in a state of flux; especially when it comes to the regulation of cross-border pensions.  On 17 January, the Lower House debated the Future Pensions Act (WTP). It is surprising that in the more than 100 hours of parliamentary debates and […]

ITEM BRIEFS 6: “Internationalization in Balance” bill: a cross-border impact assessment of higher education

“Internationalization in Balance” bill: a cross-border impact assessment of higher education   At the end of 2022, the House of Representatives instructed the Dutch government to take measures against the influx of international students in higher education. In response, the Ministry of Education requested Dutch higher education to stop actively recruiting international students and to […]