Reports by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Christmas Celebrations in the Netherlands

24 Dec 2015

How the Dutch celebrate the winter holidays. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Paintings, Photos and a lot of Money

Netherlands, 09 Sep - 06 Oct 2015

Rembrandt portraits cast shadow on relationship with France ++ Volkert van der G. – a murderer tries to sell his story ++ Dutch rail network ProRail in severe financial distress. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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New Healthcare System: Patients without Care, Caretakers without Money?

Netherlands, 18 May - 17 Jun 2015

Official report criticises flaws in new healthcare law ++ Sexual abuse accusations in a renowned Buddhist temple ++ European asylum policy revisited. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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The Dutch Commemorate End of WWII in Stormy Weather

Netherlands, 30 Apr - 19 May 2015

Commemoration ceremonies 70 years after WWII ++ Violence between motor clubs on the rise ++ Access gates at train stations no obstacle for fare evaders. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Does the Discussion Surrounding Black Pete Show Hidden Racism?

22 Dec 2014

Another Christmas Season with ‘Zwarte Piet’ in the Headlines. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Flight MH17 and War in Eastern Ukraine still Preoccupy the Dutch

Netherlands, 03 Aug - 15 Aug 2014

MH17 – investigations are terminated but the country does not forget ++ Dutch worry for Iraqi refugees ++ From the perspective of a neutral observer: Dutch remember the WWI. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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A Country in Shock and Disbelief after Shooting Down of Flight MH17

Netherlands, 05 Jul - 18 Jul 2014

Dutch in grieve over victims of flight MH17 ++ Despite good performance, the World Cup dream ends with a third place for the Dutch ++ Dutch follow worsening situation in the Middle East closely. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Weak Wilders – Pro-European Surprise in Dutch EP-Vote

Netherlands, 10 May - 23 May 2014

EP elections: Dutch seem neither anti-European, nor Euro-phoric ++ Dutch celebrate second place in the Eurovision Song Contest ++ ‘Geslaagd!’ – School students anxiously await the results of their finals. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Wilders faces fierce Opposition from all Sides in ‘Moroccan’ Debate

Netherlands, 15 Mar - 28 Mar 2014

Geert Wilders – under attack by other parties and the people in the streets ++ International leaders gather in The Hague for Nuclear Security Summit ++ Murderer of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn to be released early. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann, Kirsten Lucas
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‘Less Moroccans!’ Wilders heats up local Elections with controversial Statement

Netherlands, 01 Mar - 14 Mar 2014

Geert Wilders sparks controversy by affronting Moroccans in The Hague ++ Dutch puzzling over the mystery of lost Malaysian Airlines flight ++ Speculations about future of Crimea after pro-Russian referendum. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Dutch Eyes on South Africa as ‘Madiba’ finds his Final Resting Place

Netherlands, 03 Dec - 16 Dec 2013

The Netherlands mourn Mandela: The long walk to freedom has come to an end ++ Protests in Ukraine lead to Twitter dispute ++ End of year celebration with loads of shopping – some even illegal. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Every Year again... Racism Debate intensifies as Sinterklaas Celebration approaches

Netherlands, 05 Nov - 18 Nov 2013

The ‘Zwarte Piet debate’ – more intense than ever before ++ Ahead of 2014 European Parliament elections: Far-right parties unite against united Europe ++ Dutch wonder how they can help after devastating typhoon in the Philippines. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Gay Rights, Greenpeace, arrested Diplomats – Tough Times for Dutch-Russian Relations

Netherlands, 08 Oct - 21 Oct 2013

Tensions flare during the year of Dutch-Russian friendship ++ After long negotiations: Opposition and trade unions agree with government’s budget proposal ++ The 400 dead of Lampedusa lead to debate on EU’s strategy on migration. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Football Violence – a Problem of the Youth or Integration?

Netherlands, 04 Dec - 17 Dec 2012

Linesman killed by players at amateur football game ++ Difficulties with the "Aldi-train" ++ Dutch in shock over shooting at American primary school. by Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Jessica van Zinnicq Bergmann

Jessica studied Hotel Management and Small Business and Retail Management in Maastricht and Sittard. After her studies she started working as a language teacher in Brussels. Besides her interest in travelling, she is a truly passionate reader, likes dancing and music.

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