The campaign was originally set up to bring more business to the North
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported in the Omrop Fryslân, the Frisian Partij van der Arbeid (Labour Party) has asked the ‘Gedeputeerde Staten’ (the Provincial Council) for an official update into the Top Dutch campaign. The party itself is worried for the campaign; which has the stated goal of bringing more international businesses to the Northern Netherlands.
The Provinces of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe have each put forward 400,000 Euros towards TopDutch. Council Member Marijke Roskam has said that it is not clear what the campaign has delivered up until now. Various media reports over the last year have suggested a large amount of internal arguing at the campaign headquarters.
Roskam is also asking for clarity from the Deputy responsible for Friesland’s involvement in the project, Sander de Rouwe, as to whether the province is considering pulling out from the project.
A report is expected into the results of the last two years of work by TopDutch, but Roskam herself wants to make sure that all members of the Council can read it. To this effect, she has put forward a formal written request from the PvdA in Friesland to make sure that the report is released.
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