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Opinion: Who wants trust should give trust  

Sanne Hupkes and Tom Postmes wrote an opinion piece for the Dagblad van het Noorden. The piece will appear in the newspaper on 15 July and can be read on the Dagblad website from 14 July.

 

They argue that the greatest stress for residents is not caused by earthquakes, cracks and insecurity, but by the approach taken by government, agencies and companies. In their view, regaining trust should be the main focus.

 

The frenzied pursuit of rapid material recovery can make it more difficult to restore relationships between residents and the government, and residents themselves. Material compensation alone does not simply lead to recognition.