Last month, it happened to be that I transported my cat from Maastricht to Rome by car. To cut a long story short, since this was the first time I had undertaken such a trip, I decided to educate myself on how this is possible within the EU. That is when I thought “Well, we have free movement of persons, services, goods and capital, so in which one of the four do animals fit?”. Only to find out that they are not comprised in any of these categories, actually, they have their very own section within the EU Treaties. Guess where: in the Health Protection (of humans of course) section. Continue reading
Finally, the big day in the Dutcherlands arrived! Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, is set to become the country’s first king in more than a century when his mother, the current Queen Beatrix, abdicates after 30 years on the throne.
Newspapers are filled with discussions on the most important topics: How are they preparing? What will Princess Maxima wear? What is the weather going to be like? (Even though it’s always crap.) Dutch citizens can’t wait to wear their lovely orange shirts and weird hats again and party like never before. A few important things I would like to share with you before getting the party started. Continue reading