Politics

Mar 24 '14 08:00

Geert Wilders' party doesn't seem to entirely agree with everything he has said over the last week, as several PVV members have left the party.

Mar 22 '14 04:31

Alexander Rinnooy Kan, appointed to honorary professor of Policy Analysis in the Private and Public Sectors at the University of Amsterdam in 2007, was appointed Amsterdam advisor by D66 political leader, Jan Paternotte.

Mar 22 '14 00:31

A set of substantial security measures will apply in several areas in Amsterdam until Tuesday, March 25, due to the visits of President Barak Obama and the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

Mar 22 '14 00:06

Joram van Klaveren, member of parliament (MP) for the PVV, is the second PVV MP to resign over Wilders' Moroccan remarks within 24 hours. Van Klaveren was preceded by Roland van Vliet Thursday evening. Council member Chris van der Helm also resigned.

Mar 21 '14 19:45

All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.

Mar 21 '14 14:53

The entirety of the cabinet has voiced their disapproval over Geert Wilders' now infamous remarks against the population of Morocco, in what Lodewijk Asscher calls a "sad chapter in political history."

Utrecht
Mar 21 '14 13:40

Utrecht's municipal council has welcomed three new parties. Stadsbelang Utrecht has won two seats, the Party for Animals (Partij voor de Dieren) as well as Student & Starter both got one seat.

Mar 21 '14 13:23

The number of reports flooding in against Wilders is so overwhelming that the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) can't keep up. Neither can they give an exact or even ballpark figure.

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Mar 21 '14 12:03

Even in death former Minister Els Borst claimed 391 preference votes from her fellow residents in the municipality of De Bilt.

Mar 21 '14 10:07

Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Thursday that any collaboration with the PVV of Geert Wilders has become impossible due to the PVV's standpoints.

Roland van Vliet
Mar 21 '14 07:53

Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 21 '14 06:36

Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD), believes that any cooperation with the PVV of Geert Wilders is impossible at this time, he said in a reaction on Thursday about Wilders' comments about Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Mar 20 '14 17:46

President Obama will be staying at the Huis ter Duin hotel in Noordwijk for his participation in the Nuclear Summit in The Hague, on March 24 and 25. It is not known yet when he will arrive.

Mar 20 '14 15:42

Jos van Ginneken, who just turned 18 on February 7, was elected into the City Council of Terneuzen for the CDA with 219 votes.

Mar 20 '14 15:07

American president Barack Obama will pay a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday, 24 March, prior to the Nuclear Summit in The Hague.

Mar 20 '14 14:46

The political career of Pieter Hilhorst has come to an end after only a year-and-a-half. At the end of 2012, he became alderman for the PvdA in Amsterdam, without any political experience. He resigned on Thursday.

BornHere
Mar 20 '14 14:03

The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.

Mar 20 '14 09:41

The Dutch Moroccan Cooperation Bond is going to file a complaint against PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The organization is also calling on anyone who feels personally distressed by Wilders to report him as well.

Mar 20 '14 09:18

Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.

Vote
Mar 20 '14 08:46

Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.

Mar 20 '14 08:29

The Liberal People's party of Roermond (LVR) has won big in Roermond. This, despite the fact that the party's establisher Jos van Rey is suspected of corruption.

Mar 20 '14 08:01

D66-leader Alexander Pechtold happily congratulated his party on the win in Utrecht. "Today it was proven that D66 is a party that takes chances", he said.

Lilian Janse
Mar 20 '14 07:53

Lilian Janse has made history in Vlissingen as she has become the first female to represent the SGP in the municipal council.

Political posters
Mar 20 '14 07:21

Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.

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