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Campaign group loses court case for more refugees
A campaign group that wants to make the Netherlands take the number of refugees agreed with the European Union lost its court case on Friday, reports the Parool.
We Gaan Ze Halen, a charitable foundation whose name means 'let's bring them here', is attempting to force the Dutch state to take 8,712 refugees from camps in Greece and Italy, as agreed with other EU members states in September 2015.
The Dutch have another six months to fulfil this pledge, having taken around 1,400 people so far – the organisation claims – and a judge in The Hague ruled that because the deadline is not yet up, it is too soon to rule on the matter.
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