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Also Netherlands has his own Umberto Bossi to be ashame of…

Problems with Poles? Report them to us, says new PVV website

Netherlands is a high quality and rich country but is not perfect, despite some people think the opposite.

The link I’m sharing is half way between disgusting and funny. Seems the way of thinking of some politicians of Lega Nord like Bossi or Borghezio.

Unfortunately we cannot blame always the politician, because they are the reflection of people’s thinking. Discrimination against polish is not unknown, I’ve been witness of a discrimination while entering in a club. The doorman answer a friend of mine where he was coming from and, when he heard the answer, escort us on the way out.

Hope that Geert Wilders will be send back where he popped out.

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Netherlands cannot survive to 10 cm of snow

Netherlands cannot survive to 10 cm of snow

I believe Netherlands is an efficient country, at least compared with Italy: paper communications are limited, appointment can be booked via web, information are straightforward, less bureaucracy, etc…

When we talk about snow… that’s another movie. In two words: complete mess. Yesterday snow only 10 cm that was, by the way expected and I was assisting at the apocalypse.

I can understand that train can run with less frequency, but do you think is normal that Amsterdam airport is cut out of the train line for hours? Or that train or planes are not departing because the driver got stuck in the traffic?

we are still talking about 10 cm of expected snow

Moreover as nobody swept the streets or to spread salt, on the streets there is a thick layer of compressed snow that, for the low temperature, is now transformed a block of ice.

As this is the third year in a row that in winter there is snow, I would have expected some constant improvements year by year to avoid disruptions.

Thanks god I was neither flying nor traveling :)

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The Netherlands lags behind in mobile Internet use

The Netherlands lags behind in mobile Internet use

Guys, fortunately is clear. I had no doubt the mobile internet quality (3G network) is one of the worst in Europe (Italy, Germany have both better quality and speed), and despite in The Netherlands everthing seems better (at least for the average Italian that complains againt politics) it is not. I would have expected to see telecom improvements long time ago.

I think nothing is happening because in The Netherlands there is not free market on the mobile telecomunication; all the companies and brands (T-Mobile, Telfort, Vodafone, etc.) have too similar and expensive fees and it looks there is not market competition and no advantages for users.

Let’s see if something is going to happens in 2012. I doubt so, at least on this topic.