The effectiveness of the National Coordinator Groningen appears open to debate.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that several members of the Provincial Council want to bring an end to the “bureaucratic mess” that is the National Coordinator, an agency responsible for reinforcing structures in the region impacted by induced earthquakes.
Coalition party members ChristenUnie and the Socialist Party, along with the PVV and Groninger Belang, are fed up with the agency, which is led by Hans Alders.
Lack of results
Although thousands of claims have been filed, the parties are disappointed that only 68 properties have been structurally reinforced so far. Allocation of the agency’s budget is also a point of contention: 36 percent of the money goes to repairs, and 64 percent goes to legal expenses.
Residents of the region are unhappy with how slowly their claims are being processed. Members of the Council also want inhabitants of areas where buildings have to be torn down should have more of a say about what will replace them.