Netherlands: Gov't to ban cousin marriages

Netherlands: Gov't to ban cousin marriages

The Dutch cabinet wants to ban marriages between cousins and to introduce harsher educational requirements for import brides, PM Jan Peter Balkenende told the Parliament Thursday.

According to the PM the ban on cousin marriages will include partners from abroad as well as people in the Netherlands. For the latter the cabinet will add the ban to the Dutch family law.

Additionally he wants to change the naturalization tests for people from abroad to be more similar to the Dutch schooling requirements. The parliament will be informed about this issue later by minister Eberhard van der Laan (integration).

Source: AD (Dutch)

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