Politics

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.

Pirate Party
Feb 18 '14 08:43

The Pirate Party has objected too late to Erwin Lensink using the party name for municipal council elections, allowing Lensink to run in the elections.

Feb 18 '14 04:33

Dutch phone providers will likely be obligated to make stolen phone useless, starting January 1st, when a new law takes effect. The U.S.A. is working on a similar law, that will also take effect on the same date.

Feb 16 '14 04:32

The PVV, with Geert Wilders as party leader, is steadily gaining votes, according to the latest poll among 900 Dutch, by TNS Nipo, a Dutch research agency.

Feb 14 '14 15:58

In the last year, one in three council members has suffered verbal or physical abuse for their function.

Feb 14 '14 08:18

Minister Plasterk has only just survived a critical debate in Parliament, but he's out of the frying pan and into the fire now as he is once again involved in a complicated and sensitive issue.

Feb 14 '14 04:33

Social liberal party D66 halted all political campaigning until Tuesday to commemorate party members Els Borst and Ernst Bakker, who both passed away, announced national campaign leader, Kees Verhoeven, Thursday.

Feb 13 '14 08:36

Opinions were divided on Elou Akhiat, but support has started flowing in for her, namely from Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb.

Feb 13 '14 08:03

Friday 14 February will mark the commencement of the Kwibuka20 activities in the Netherlands.

Feb 12 '14 15:19

The Belgian parliament is debating Wednesday afternoon whether to drop the age limit for an euthanasia request. Young teens are rarely euthanized.

Feb 12 '14 07:33

After a debate lasting nearly eleven hours, in which Ronald Plasterk came under fire due to the 1.8 million telephone details his intelligence services shared with the NSA.

Feb 12 '14 04:33

The Ministry of Security and Justice will start a cartoon competition on the European day of 112, because only half of the Dutch know they can also call 112 in many other European countries in case of an emergency.

Feb 12 '14 04:31

A Vietnamese student, Lee Vu, who is suspected of laundering, fraud and computer hacking in the U.S.A., will be extradited to that country, decided Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice. The decision bashes the student's hope of finishing his study.

Feb 11 '14 09:43

Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.

Feb 10 '14 11:54

Within the PvdA, a renewed protest has erupted over the Immigration Policy of state secretary Fred Teeven (VVD, Asylum).

Feb 10 '14 10:52

The impending debate in the House of Parliament over spying will see the biggest lawyers in military criminal law demanding the secret service MIVD for clarity about illegal phone taps.

Erwin Lensink
Feb 10 '14 09:30

Tea light candle holder thrower Erwin Lensink removes himself as governing board member of the Pirate Party in Nijmegen.

Feb 10 '14 07:42

An American journalist has come under fire after a travel article of hers appeared in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the Efteling for, among other things, racist undertones.

Feb 9 '14 12:15

The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.

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Feb 9 '14 11:20

The grieving fathers of two girls who died from carbon monoxide poisoning last year have taken to social media to urge authorities to make detectors mandatory.

Feb 9 '14 10:50

Leila Kallal from Zeeland filed a report of discrimination on Saturday with police in Roosendaal after being refused an internship.

Feb 9 '14 09:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.

Pirate Party
Feb 9 '14 08:39

Erwin Lensink, known as the 'tea light holder thrower' is on the list of candidates from the Pirate Party, up for upcoming election to the Municipality council in Nijmegen.

Feb 8 '14 04:37

In absence of a Dutch maritime helicopter, an American helicopter was stationed on the ocean-going patrol vessel, Zr. Ms. Zeeland, Friday, in the Caribbean. The Zr. Ms. Zeeland left the Netherlands for the Caribbean on January 26, 2014.

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