The Netherlands’ new coalition cabinet has introduced budget cuts that hit students hard. From September 2014 undergraduate scholarships will be turned into loans for new students. The very popular free public transport pass will be scrapped in 2015. Students are outraged.
The new measures are part of a €16 billion (US$20.6 billion) set of cuts introduced by the new coalition, which consists of the liberal-party VVD and Labour-party PvdA. (...) - University World News, Robert Visscher, 04 November 2012