Change to Dutch naturalisation law proposed

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All Dutch citizens enjoy equal treatment under the law, whether they were born Dutch or became a naturalised citizen later in life. But the coalition government would like to change the law so that newly naturalised citizens could lose their citizenship if they commit a serious crime.