Published On: Wed, Nov 27th, 2013

Plasterk does not want a ‘Caribbean passport’

Minister PlasterkTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Minister Plasterk sees nothing in VVD’s plan to introduce adapted passport for residents of Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten. Today the Member of the Dutch Parliament, Andre Bosman suggested such a document. “It remains a Dutch passport, but it should be seen on the outside where they come from,” Bosman said. Bosman believes that in this way each municipality in the Netherlands can see whether additional requirements are necessary when someone moves to their city.

Plasterk stresses that there is only on nationality. According to him, there can be only one passport and there shouldn’t be any difference. “We all have one King and one passport.”

Not serious

Also, most parties in parliament are not enthusiastic about this idea. The CDA does not take the proposal seriously, D66 calls it inappropriate and according to the Christian Union it does not fit with the principle of equality in the kingdom.

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