Nitrogen crisis in the Netherlands

5 min

Available until 05/03/2025

There's a nitrogen pollution crisis in the Netherlands. National and European legislation has forced the government to take radical measures to tackle this, including the closure of a large number of farms, provoking the anger of agricultural workers. The crisis contributed to the fall of Mark Rutte's centre-right government last summer, and has played into the hands of right-wing and far-right parties – just ahead of the European elections.

Image

Christian Mignard

Editing

Loïc Wibaux

Graphics

Anne Mangin

Journalist

Richard Bonnet

Archivist

Corentin Lelièvre

Country

  • France

  • Germany

Year

2024

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