Politics

Mar 12 '14 17:44

Mayor Jan Hamming of the Brabant municipality Heusden is going to file a police report about the illegal recruiting of votes, announced a City spokesperson, after they City picked up on signals.

Mar 12 '14 16:57

The immigration of Bulgarians and Romanians is lower than anticipated last year. European regulations changed and they no longer need work permits within the European Union, starting January 1st.. 614 Romanians and 340 Bulgarians registered at Dutch cities, compared to 6,000 Polish in the same time frame.

Mar 12 '14 16:02

Hassan Buyatui, PvdA candidate council member in Almere, was prominently present on a group photo with the controversial British Imam, Haitham al-Haddad. The photo raised more than eyebrows in his own party.

Fred Teeven
Mar 12 '14 13:37

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.

fireworks
Mar 11 '14 15:09

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.

Nail Gun
Mar 11 '14 14:30

Council member and frontrunner for the Partij van de Eenheid (Party for Unity, PvdE), Abderazak Khoulani, was apprehended for illegally hanging election posters in The Hague

Ambtsketting
Mar 11 '14 10:59

One quarter of all council members is in favor of electing mayors. CDA members are the only ones who remain unconvinced by the stance of their party.

Mar 10 '14 09:49

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, is heading to Kiev today with his colleagues from Belgium and Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Mar 10 '14 07:27

The CDA is adamant that a coalition with the PVV will never happen again.

Mar 8 '14 11:33

The local Rotterdam VVD fraction didn't count on such an overwhelming response from an election poster when put up a poster with the text: "In Rotterdam we speak Dutch." Many people think it discriminating.

Mar 8 '14 04:31

A 3-week-old Facebook post that was only online for 20 minutes in a closed group resurfaced to haunt GroenLinks board member, Fjodor Molenaar. The post was written "in the heat of the moment," according to Molenaar.

Karina Hagafiona Monica with Kim Holland, Netherlands porn actress/producer
Mar 7 '14 14:55

InHolland student from The Hague Karina Hagafiona Monica (24) planned to do a porn internship with pornography producer Kim Holland, but the vocational university didn't allow it. Now Kim Holland is fighting to keep her intern.

Mar 7 '14 09:03

Election time means tensions can run high, as political parties compete to best each other on the campaign trail.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 7 '14 06:49

The European Union is going to enforce measures against Russia because of their military intervention in Ukraine.

Mar 6 '14 18:44

The 'National Campaign 2013' platform wants to cause nationwide disruptions Friday to draw attention to government policies, and campaign against the EU. Police are closely monitoring the preparations to assess if any additional measures are needed.

No image available
Mar 6 '14 12:41

With but a few weeks to go before The Hague hosts the Nuclear Security Summit NSS, organizers say they see no reason to worry yet about it being sidelined by the ongoing standoff in Ukraine.

Mark Rutte
Mar 6 '14 12:31

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it's too early to impose sanctions on Russia, but does not condone Russia's violations of international treaties.

Robert Serry
Mar 6 '14 07:34

The Dutch UN special envoy and secretary-general representative Robert Serry, who traveled to Crimea on Wednesday for negotiations, was threatened by armed men and chased away.

Mar 6 '14 06:41

The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.

Mar 5 '14 18:28

Almost half the municipalities doubt they will be able to adequately help youth in the youth care system with the funds made available by the government, reveals a survey from 'de Volkskrant' among 158 of the 400 municipalities. One fifth states they will not be able to accomplish the task.

Mar 5 '14 17:17

The pedophile association 'Martijn' needs to be banned, according to the recommendation of the Attorney General (AG) earlier this afternoon to the High Council. The Council tends to adopt the recommendations of the AG.

Mar 5 '14 16:55

The Bosman Act, to be discussed tonight in parliament, has the parties riled up. André Bosman, VVD MP, wants to drastically restrict Antilleans from moving to the Netherlands, by enforcing certain requirements. The PvdA agrees with the need for regulations, but condemns the Act in its current form.

Mar 5 '14 11:01

The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis(CPB) has been accused of issuing propagandistic information before election time.

Pages