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The four parties involved in trying to form a new Dutch coalition government have reached an agreement on what to do about rejected asylum seekers who can't or won't leave the Netherlands, broadcaster NOS reports.

Sources close to the talks say the parties have agreed to establish eight shelters around the country where rejected asylum seekers can live while arrangements are made to return them to their country of origin.

In addition, local councils will be able to set up their own shelters offering 'bed, baths and bread'. They will not get any government funding for this but will not be penalised either.


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