Politics

Mar 25 '14 15:59

PVV members of parliament (MP) met for the first time today since political leader, Geert Wilders' notorious statement about Moroccans. The members all backed their leader and will continue to move forward, according to Wilders.

Mar 25 '14 13:34

At the conclusion of a day's meetings at the Nuclear Security Summit, delegates were invited for dinner at the Oranjezaal in the Palace Huis ten Bosch.

Mar 25 '14 11:28

The House of Parliament should not ignore Geert Wilders, but should debate with him, Alexander Pechtold has said. The D66 leader thinks that ignoring the PVV also ignores the voters, when a debate with them is more important, he writes in an opinion piece for de Volkskrant.

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Mar 25 '14 09:47

The fraction in the provincial state of North-Brabant is standing behind Geert Wilders. The PVV announced Tuesday morning that Wilders' tradition of thought will be stuck with and disseminated.

Mar 25 '14 08:55

On Friday last week, PVV council members from Almere claimed to be taking distance from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' dismissive comments about Moroccans. Now it seems they will stay under PVV denomination, Omroep Flevoland reports.

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Mar 25 '14 07:32

PvdA-leader Hamit Karakus stepped down from his position in Rotterdam on Monday due to the heavy blows the party had to take during the municipal council elections. The party dropped from 14 to eight seats.

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Mar 25 '14 07:14

The Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrej Deschtschyzja had their first high-level talks since the hand-over of power in Ukraine in The Hague on Monday.

Mar 25 '14 00:46

President Barack Obama looked to his allies within the G7, Monday, to back up his tough sanctions on Russia over its seizure of Crimea.

Mar 24 '14 21:08

Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs agreed to meet his Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Deshchytsya during the nuclear security summit, according to a Russian diplomatic source.

Mar 24 '14 20:31

Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.

Mar 24 '14 17:31

Daniël ter Haar, provincial council member for the PVV in Gelderland, also decided to resign from his post, namely over Wilders' notorious Moroccan remarks.

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Mar 24 '14 16:13

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has said Chinese security services caught him off guard when they erected a mobile shield that prevented their president Xi Jinping from seeing a demonstration by Amnesty International.

Mar 24 '14 13:45

The municipality of Nijmegen, including the mayor and aldermen, are going to report Wilders for discrimination.

Mar 24 '14 12:35

Another member of the PVV has left the party in protest against the words uttered by party leader Geert Wilders on election night on Wednesday.

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Mar 24 '14 10:42

Strict security measures are in place to make sure that the delegates and other attendees for the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Monday are able to travel safely.

Mar 24 '14 09:57

In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.

Mar 24 '14 09:40

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited the Anne Frank House on Sunday, after hundreds of books about Anne Frank were destroyed in Tokyo last month.

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Mar 24 '14 08:26

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) received the Chinese president Xi Jinping on Sunday, at the Catshuis in The Hague.

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."

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