Politics

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Oct 24 '14 09:54

The Council of States concluded in an advice to the First Chamber that the elimination of the so-called free choice of doctor is not contrary to European law. It is the citizen's choice to limit the choice of doctor to care providers who have a contract with the selected insurance companies.

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Oct 24 '14 08:35

The VVD and CDA want clarification from the Cabinet on the surcharge for the European Commission this year. According to the British newspaper Financial Times, it is an amount of 642 million euro.

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Oct 23 '14 14:14

According to the PvdA, residents should have more say over their neighborhoods.

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Oct 23 '14 12:38

On Radio 1 Mayor of Hilversum Pieter Broertjes compared the situation around ISIS to the Jewish people who left for Israel after World War II.

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Oct 22 '14 09:53

Curacao wants to get rid of the governor that must approve minister appointments by law.

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Oct 21 '14 14:16

The Russian state oil company Rosneft and business man Arkady Rotenberg are going to court to fight the European Union's sanctions.

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Oct 21 '14 12:00

The government and semi public institutions must be able to pay higher salaries to increase expertise and quality within their organizations.

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Oct 20 '14 12:49

The D66 and the ChristenUnie each one a seat in the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond. The 50Plus and the VVD were the only parties to lose a seat.

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Oct 20 '14 12:11

The so called "back hacking law", the legislative proposal cybercrime II, will be submitted to the Second Chamber early next year.

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Oct 17 '14 14:33

This morning the 56 year old Bert Koenders was sworn in as Minister of Foreign affairs by King Willem-Alexander.

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Oct 17 '14 14:05

Amsterdam lawyer Oscar Hammerstein has seized the two houses of the 50Plus front man Henk Krol. Hammerstein acts on behalf of the Stichting Vrienden van de Gaykrant (SVG).

European Commission
Oct 17 '14 13:53

The Netherlands has been referred by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice for failure to enact European legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

Oct 17 '14 10:30

Men who have sex with prostitutes that have been forced into the role could go to prison for four years if a new bill working its way through Parliament becomes law. Clients who suspect the prostitute is working against her will, but have sex with her anyway, could also be fined up to 20,250 euros.

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Oct 16 '14 10:49

The CDA and D66 are working together in the discussions with the Cabinet over a new tax system.

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Oct 15 '14 15:59

The Dutch soldiers in Mali are suffering more from the heat because the camp where they have been staying for months, is not finished yet.

Oct 15 '14 13:09

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and State Secretary Teeven (Security) do not think it is necessary for a separate asylum system for interpreters who have done work for Defense.

Oct 15 '14 12:05

The Second Chamber is looking for clarity from the Cabinet on the role of the Ukrainian search teams in the repatriation of the remains and belongings of the MH17 victims.

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Oct 15 '14 10:25

A large majority in the Second Chamber want to see the end of the public transport OV-chip card as soon as possible.

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Oct 14 '14 15:46

D66 Member of Parliament Steven van Wyenberg wants clarification on Prime Minister Mark Rutte's remarks on simplifying collective bargaining agreements.

Twins
Oct 14 '14 14:30

A Member of Parliament will propose on Tuesday increased maternity leave for women expecting a multiple birth. CDA MP Pieter Heermabrug is scheduled to discuss the situation with Social Affairs Minister, and Deputy PM Lodewijk Asscher.

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Oct 14 '14 13:58

Bert Koenders is replacing Frans Timmermans as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Oct 13 '14 13:02

The Cabinet, governing groups and the opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP have reached an agreement on tightening the pension rules, Z24 reports.

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Oct 13 '14 12:02

Today Business association AWVN is presenting a plan to Prime Minister Mark Rutte to reform the social security system.

According to the plan, everyone who works must be insured against unemployment and illness, have a mandatory supplementary pension and receive money for schooling. This includes the 1.2 million freelancers.

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Oct 9 '14 16:08

After more than a year of difficult and futile negotiations with the Moroccan government, the Netherlands is taking the ultimate step - scrapping the benefits treaty with Morocco.

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