The Jungle of Calais: “There is only misery here”

The asylum crisis in northern France has never been more urgent since 2016. Crossing attempts across the Channel are more numerous than in recent years and the living conditions of migrants in the dunes of Calais and Dunkirk are deteriorating every day. Aid organizations are now jointly sounding the alarm.

Radical rightwing PVV can thank centre-right for electoral gains

Radical-right politician Geert Wilders has won no fewer than 37 seats while the VVD had fallen back to 24. But it's the latter that caused it all. Rutte made migration the election issue – insofar as it wasn't already. And Yesilgöz paved the way for Wilders. It shows: the owner of an election issue always proves to be the winner.