Ronald Plasterk

Jan 19 '17 11:00

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs decided to obligate government websites to use secure HTTPS connections after all, he said in Parliament on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

Jan 10 '17 11:25

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs is satisfied with security on the Dutch government's websites, he said in response to parliamentary questions. This is despite a recent study by the Open State Foundation that found that o

Dec 28 '16 13:51

Dutch parliamentarians are shocked by reports in Italian and French media stating that terrorist after he earlier this month.

Dec 27 '16 15:00

When European Commissioner Frans Timmermans was a PvdA parliamentarian in 2010, he did nothing for six months because he had not be given the party's Foreign Affairs portfolio, Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk said in an interview with the Volkskrant. Plasterk was also a parliamentarian at the time.

Dec 22 '16 11:30

A total of 17 executives in the Dutch public- and semi-public sector earned more than a ministerial salary of 178 thousand euros per year in 2015. That means that they were in violation of the Netherlands' income standard, according to the annual report on executive salaries. In some cases the money was recovered, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs said, according to ANP.

Woman wearing a burqa
Nov 29 '16 19:57

A controversial , veils, and other “face-covering clothing” from some Dutch public institutions was approved by a majority of parliament on Tuesday. The motion passed by a show of hands, the lower house of parliament confirmed, and will head to the senate for approval.

Woman wearing a burqa
Nov 24 '16 08:32

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, voted for a government in certain public spaces. If you do not complain with this "burka ban", you risk a fine of 450 euros, NU.nl reports.

Nov 22 '16 16:50

The Council of the Judiciary wrote a very critical letter to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs over the new datamining law that allows intelligence service AIVD to from the internet.

Nov 9 '16 09:21

American news agencies are projecting that Donald Trump won the United States election. If correct, he will succeed current President Barack Obama in the White House. The inauguration is scheduled for January 20th, 2017. While PVV leader Geert Wilders is , left-wing politicians in The Hague are shocked.

Oct 14 '16 14:35

Christian party SGP wants to ban mosques in the Netherlands from making their daily calls to prayer with the words "Allahu Akbar", party leader Kees van der Staaij said to broadcaster NOS. This ban is one of the points in the SGP's election campaign, which will be released in two weeks.

Aug 16 '16 16:30

PvdA parliamentarians have questions for Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs following a hack into the municipality of Ede's website which gave hackers access to personal data of 3,700 Ede residents. Primarily the parliamentarians want to know whether this type of digital security should not be in national hands

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Jul 27 '16 09:08

Over the past months information officers from 30 European intelligence services came together in the Netherlands on a weekly basis to share information about terrorists, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with people around the Dutch cabinet.

Jun 30 '16 07:42

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs will be going in for surgery next week due to "recently revealed heart problems", his Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Jun 17 '16 08:34

Weert Mayor Jos Heijmans will not be punished for hiding a Syrian mother and her four children so that they would not be sent back to Germany, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs wrote in a letter to parliament

Apr 29 '16 09:14

The Dutch government is making 500 million euros available for the integration of asylum seekers who are given refugee status and allowed to stay in the Netherlands, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and chairman of the Association of Dutch Municipalities Jan van Zanen announced on Thursday

Apr 18 '16 08:44

Dutch municipalities need hundreds of millions of euros more than the Government is offering them to house and successfully integrate refugees in their cities, according to the four large Dutch cities.

Apr 15 '16 14:50

A new legislative proposal gives the Netherlands' intelligence and security services the ability for eaves dropping on cellphone and internet traffic on a large-scale. But only if an as-yet-to-be-establishments independent committee gives them permission

Apr 12 '16 12:00

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs submitted a proposal to set an upper limit on the salary of almost everyone in the public- and semi-public sector, he said in a statement on the PvdA websit

Apr 8 '16 13:00

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs is considering new rules surrounding subsidies for referendums, following questions on how the subsidies for the Ukraine referendum was used

Apr 7 '16 11:45

The Ukraine referendum on Wednesday shows that the Netherlands' referendum law needs revision, according to Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk.

Apr 1 '16 10:33

Intelligence service AIVD unjustly collected information on Bonaire former minister and deputy Jopie Abraham while he was negotiating Bonaire joining the Netherlands, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs admitted in a letter to Abraham

Mar 30 '16 16:10

The city council of Amsterdam is set to give its formal recommendation in favor of keeping the city’s mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, in office for a new six-year term. The decision will be announced at the beginning of a council meeting on Wednesday, according to Het Parool.

Mar 24 '16 15:15

On July 15th last year, an employee of the Belgian embassy in Ankara informed the Netherlands that Ibrahim el Bakraoui - believed to be a bomber in the Brussels terrorist attacks on Tuesday - was deported from Turkey to the Netherlands, NRC reports based on sources in The Hague.

Mar 23 '16 15:40

A large delegation of the Dutch cabinet will be attending a gathering at the Belgian embassy in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the bombings in Brussels on Tuesday. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will give a speech.

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