Dutch fear rise in immigration as EU law changes - FT.com
Government gets tougher with illegal immigrants | Radio Netherlands Worldwide
This will answer the whole problem with immigration. No point in writing a wall of text when they are already written for me.
Every country that has suffered due to the economic crisis has the housing bubble to thank for an increase in that. Not just the USA had a housing bubble, most European countries did too. So that's nothing special.
On the matter of the recession: Dutch economy struggling to pull out of recession - central bank | Reuters
The central bank states that the chance for growth next year is very dependent on the austerity measures to actually work, or else, deeper recession.