Politics

Mar 3 '14 18:36

Sports Minister, Edith Schippers, sees no reasons for boycotting the Sochi Paralympics, yet, announced her spokesperson. Schippers is closely monitoring the developments in the Ukraine.

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Mar 3 '14 11:13

The Netherlands has issued a warning against traveling to violence prone areas in Ukraine, in the wake of the country’s stand-off with Russia.

Mar 3 '14 10:58

The Dutch cabinet is condemning Russian military interference in Ukraine.

Mar 3 '14 06:28

The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.

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Mar 2 '14 08:02

A former PVV politician from The Hague who once helped produce a film depicting Islam as evil and extreme, Arnoud van Doorn sings a totally different tune these days.

Mar 1 '14 04:34

Statistics, published by Statistics Netherlands, Friday, show a substantial increase in the number of people who had to apply for social security benefits in 2013. The increase was the largest since 2009, with 413,000 recipients by the end of December 2013.

Voting
Feb 28 '14 09:16

MPs of the major parties in the House of Parliament are concerned about the expected low voter turnout at the municipal council election on the 19th of March.

Feb 28 '14 08:18

The cabinet is sharpening the rules around the use of test animals in the Netherlands, the AD reports.

Feb 28 '14 04:35

The council meeting in the town hall in Leiden, Thursday night, concerning housing arrangement for convicted pedophile, Benno L., drew dozens of attendants. The meeting was scheduled to start at 20:00.

Feb 28 '14 04:34

Jan Sluiter, Gelderland provincial council member for the VVD stepped down, Thursday, after he sentenced to 100 hours of community service for abuse. Although he appealed the court's decision, he doesn't want to wait for the outcome.

Feb 27 '14 14:48

One of the measures to ensure a safe and undisturbed Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in the World Forum in The Hague on March 24 and 25, 2014, is to reintroduce limited border patrols within the Schengen borders.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 26 '14 08:54

Mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, will be able to rely on the support of the Council on Thursday, as they will stand behind him in the municipal council meeting about the housing of Benno L. the ANP reports.

Feb 26 '14 04:36

The Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD) wants the Gelderland Provincial Executive (PE) to dismiss the proposal to extend the hunting season for red deer into the tourist season for more reasons than one. An important reason being the risk of accidentally shooting a tourist on a late-night walk.

Feb 25 '14 09:28

The maximum speed on the A13 at Rotterdam-Overschie and the A10-west at Amsterdam will go down from 100 to 80 kmph at the end of March, minister for traffic Schultz van Haegen announced on Tuesday.

Feb 25 '14 04:32

All provinces saw their unemployment rate go up in 2013, but some were hit harder than others. Flevoland, Groningen, and Friesland, in descending order, have the highest unemployment rates over 2013.

Feb 24 '14 20:04

The 4.1 million homeless in the European Union could easily be housed in the 11 million vacant homes, according to news paper The Guardian, who collected data from all over Europe.

Feb 24 '14 08:17

Livable Rotterdam (Leefbaar Rotterdam) is being accused of racism by local Muslim movement Nida.

Feb 23 '14 04:32

The Inspectorate of environment and transport concluded there were no situations posing imminent danger, after an inspection of 1,500 tracks and signals. The inspection did, however, find many points for improvement, and observed many violations of the rules.

Feb 21 '14 20:04

The "Brein" foundation will appeal the verdict of the The Hague court, late January, that ruled Internet providers Xs4all and Ziggo no longer have to block download website "The Pirate Bay." The block had been in affect since January 2012.

Rijksmuseum
Feb 21 '14 04:35

The City of Amsterdam plans to lay off 900 of the 12,900 city officials in the next 2 years, but plans to follow a natural flow where possible, rather than rigorously cutting jobs, announced alderman Eric van der Burg of and organization Thursday in the City Council.

Feb 21 '14 04:34

In a letter to Parliament Wednesday evening, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs, wrote he wants to focus on targeted sanctions directed toward parties responsible for violence, including the opposition, in the matter of the Ukraine.

Feb 20 '14 08:12

Minister for Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (VVD) still has the support of a majority in parliament for his policy against the regulation of marijuana cultivation.

Feb 19 '14 15:56

Amsterdam mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, sent in a proposal with some suggestions to the City Council, Wednesday, to entice more voters to make a trip to the ballot box. If approved voters will be able to bring out their vote in special locations such as the Rijksmuseum and the ArenA.

Feb 18 '14 09:38

Russia will start importing Dutch seed potatoes again, once a quality inspection has deemed them suitable. This could mean a 10 million euro export opportunity for companies.

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