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The government should resume holding structured meetings with the Netherlands' different immigrant groups, according to a new report carried out on behalf of the social affairs ministry.

Formal talks with ethnic community representatives were abandoned in 2011, when the VVD formed a minority government with the Christian Democrats which was propped up by the PVV.

However, without the network of minority organisations, the government can no longer respond adequately to rising social tensions, the report says.


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