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Dutch coalition parties call for formal apology for slave trade history

The Netherlands ‘must reconcile itself with a past in which inhuman suffering has been inflicted.’

Two parties in the Dutch government — D66 and ChristenUnie — called on the government to make a formal apology for the country’s role in the slave trade, as the Netherlands on…

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Rob Jetten, leader of the social-liberal D66, said “we do not yet take historical responsibility for our history.”

He added, “That is only possible if we acknowledge the suffering of many people and apologize for our own actions.” ChristenUnie leader Gert-Jan Segers said the…

Although the government has in the…

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