Politics

Fred Teeven
Mar 14 '14 09:40

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven (VVD) has gotten away with the deal he made in his earlier function as public prosecutor with drug baron Cees H.

Fred Teeven
Mar 13 '14 15:04

The Public Prosecution was not committed to inform the Tax Department about deals with criminals, making Teeven's deal with criminal Cees H. within the guidelines, according to Minister Opstelten and State Secretary Wiebes, in a response to questions from Parliament.

Mar 13 '14 14:23

PVV-leader is steadfast behind the controversial comment he made about the entire Moroccan population on the campaign trail in The Hague, Wednesday.

Mar 13 '14 13:50

In the latest survey, it seems that the PVV has lost support in The Hague for municipal council elections. If elections were held today, then the party would only take seven seats according to TNS Nipo. That's one less than in 2010.

Mar 13 '14 08:53

PVV-leader Geert Wilders has come under fire from politicians after a comment he made on the campaign trail at a market in The Hague on Wednesday.

Mar 13 '14 07:45

A PvdA frontrunner, Osman Suna, is suspected of being implicated in voter fraud. PvdA leader Diederik Samsom has voiced that Suna shouldn't come back, De Telegraaf reports.

Mar 13 '14 06:56

The House of Parliament has known about Teeven's deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H. for more than ten years. The then-minister of Justice Benk Korthals was informed at length about the accord by the president of the college of general prosecutors, J. de Wijkerslooth.

Mar 12 '14 17:44

Mayor Jan Hamming of the Brabant municipality Heusden is going to file a police report about the illegal recruiting of votes, announced a City spokesperson, after they City picked up on signals.

Mar 12 '14 16:57

The immigration of Bulgarians and Romanians is lower than anticipated last year. European regulations changed and they no longer need work permits within the European Union, starting January 1st.. 614 Romanians and 340 Bulgarians registered at Dutch cities, compared to 6,000 Polish in the same time frame.

Mar 12 '14 16:02

Hassan Buyatui, PvdA candidate council member in Almere, was prominently present on a group photo with the controversial British Imam, Haitham al-Haddad. The photo raised more than eyebrows in his own party.

Fred Teeven
Mar 12 '14 13:37

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.

fireworks
Mar 11 '14 15:09

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.

Nail Gun
Mar 11 '14 14:30

Council member and frontrunner for the Partij van de Eenheid (Party for Unity, PvdE), Abderazak Khoulani, was apprehended for illegally hanging election posters in The Hague

Ambtsketting
Mar 11 '14 10:59

One quarter of all council members is in favor of electing mayors. CDA members are the only ones who remain unconvinced by the stance of their party.

Mar 10 '14 09:49

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, is heading to Kiev today with his colleagues from Belgium and Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Mar 10 '14 07:27

The CDA is adamant that a coalition with the PVV will never happen again.

Mar 8 '14 11:33

The local Rotterdam VVD fraction didn't count on such an overwhelming response from an election poster when put up a poster with the text: "In Rotterdam we speak Dutch." Many people think it discriminating.

Mar 8 '14 04:31

A 3-week-old Facebook post that was only online for 20 minutes in a closed group resurfaced to haunt GroenLinks board member, Fjodor Molenaar. The post was written "in the heat of the moment," according to Molenaar.

Karina Hagafiona Monica with Kim Holland, Netherlands porn actress/producer
Mar 7 '14 14:55

InHolland student from The Hague Karina Hagafiona Monica (24) planned to do a porn internship with pornography producer Kim Holland, but the vocational university didn't allow it. Now Kim Holland is fighting to keep her intern.

Mar 7 '14 09:03

Election time means tensions can run high, as political parties compete to best each other on the campaign trail.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 7 '14 06:49

The European Union is going to enforce measures against Russia because of their military intervention in Ukraine.

Mar 6 '14 18:44

The 'National Campaign 2013' platform wants to cause nationwide disruptions Friday to draw attention to government policies, and campaign against the EU. Police are closely monitoring the preparations to assess if any additional measures are needed.

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Mar 6 '14 12:41

With but a few weeks to go before The Hague hosts the Nuclear Security Summit NSS, organizers say they see no reason to worry yet about it being sidelined by the ongoing standoff in Ukraine.

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