Politics

Jan 30 '14 10:23

Yesterday's decision by State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (PvdA) was well-received by other Members of Parliament, who understand the decision.

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Jan 30 '14 09:44

State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (VVD), will offer his resignation to the King tomorrow, according to a debate yesterday in which he was asked to justify problems with disbursement of allowances at the Tax and Customs Administration.

Jan 30 '14 04:34

State Secretary of Finances, Frans Weekers, promised Parliament Wednesday evening to investigate the mass processing by the Tax department, and to keep the House informed weekly of how many people are still waiting for their benefits to be paid out.

Jan 29 '14 19:32

A majority of parliament wants to shorten the period over which partner alimony is due. It became clear on Wednesday the maximum of a 12-year-period is considered too long. However, the parties can not yet agree on an acceptable term.

Jan 28 '14 19:54

Members of Parliament are preparing for a debate ,Wednesday, with State Secretary of Finances, Frans Weekers, about the delay of rent, healthcare and other benefits. Norbert Klein (50Plus) had turned in a motion, which got support from all other fractions.

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Jan 28 '14 17:09

Corendon is giving 50 percent off tickets for people who want to add their voices to the anti-gay protests during the Winter Olympics in Sotsji.

Jan 28 '14 10:21

The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.

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Jan 27 '14 17:04

More than 50 world leaders are expected in The Hague in March when the Netherlands is hosting the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).

Jan 27 '14 10:34

Expats with diplomatic status have, since 2010, committed 85 indictable offenses in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa) confirmed a report about this from RTL Nieuws.

Jan 27 '14 09:13

Politician Pieter Hilhorst received a blow to the head on saturday afternoon when he tried to protect two women from racist remarks, he reports on Twitter.

Jan 24 '14 20:00

It is not a good idea to extend the waiting period for foreigners who applied for the Dutch nationality, according to the Council of State, the highest advisory body to the government.

Jan 24 '14 16:38

A new report by the U.S. Defense Department has criticized the performance and reliability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) and pointed out some faults in the stealth fighter jets being developed by Lockheed Martin.

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Jan 24 '14 10:28

Labour parliamentarian Marith Rebel has suggested Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten to allow experiments with the legal marijuana production.

Jan 24 '14 04:35

A survey from NOS Nieuws revealed that the national VVD and SP have the biggest budgets reserved for the campaigns for City council elections in March this year; that is presumably, because the PvdA is the only party that did not want to disclose its budget.

Jan 24 '14 04:34

The Liberal party, VVD, announced Thursday the rules pertaining to donations have been tightened as of January 1st.

Jan 23 '14 14:59

Minister Henk Kamp from Economic Affairs has requested the NAM to appoint three experts as soon as possible to review the most urgent cases of damage, caused by gas drilling in Groningen, according to a letter he wrote to Parliament on Wednesday

Jan 23 '14 12:12

State Secretary for Social Affairs Jetta Klijnsma wants to make speaking the Dutch language one of the requirements for claiming welfare benefits.

Jan 23 '14 10:46

Overijssel wants Dutch largest drinking water supplier Vitens to resume working relationship with Israel’s national water company Mekorot.

Jan 23 '14 04:34

After 10 months of preparation, a citizen's initiative, under the name of Burgerforum EU, succeeded in placing the ever-expanding European Union on the planner of the Lower House, Tuesday, supported by some 63,000 signatures.

Jan 22 '14 04:31

Citizens, who hold both the Dutch and Turkish nationality, will have to fulfill their obligatory military services in Turkey, wrote minister Hennis-Plaschaert of Defense in a letter to Parliament.

Jan 21 '14 14:29

VVD MP, Pieter Duisenberg wants the Islāmic University in Rotterdam to lose its accreditation, based on statements of the rector, who reportedly approves of violence.

Jan 21 '14 04:34

Ministers Jeanine Hennis from Defense, Ivo Opstelten from Security and Justice, and Frans Timmermans from Foreign Affairs, notified Parliament, Monday, of their intent to propose new legislation, hopefully by the end of the year, allowing private security officers to guard Dutch merchant vessels along the coast of Somalia.

Jan 20 '14 16:14

French President François Hollande is paying a one-day official visit to the Netherlands on Monday.

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Jan 16 '14 18:33

Police in Noord Holland arrested two people suspected of embezzling €224,000 from political party Leefbaar Amsterdam. Investigators carried out searches "in several places in Amsterdam," police said on Thursday.

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