Politics

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Aug 25 '14 14:09

The budget negotiation between the government and opposition is in its final stages, Alexander Pechtold, leader of the D66 said on Monday.

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Aug 25 '14 11:05

Jewish organizations in The Netherlands want to open up their community institutions to show Dutch school pupils more about Jewish life and history than Holocaust studies. Dutch director of the Amsterdam Liberal Jewish Community (LJG) Madelon Bino tells Trouw that organizations want to show students that there is a difference between Jewish life in The Netherlands and Israeli politics.

Aug 25 '14 10:06

A cartoon on Joop.nl, a VARA affiliate, has angered Geert Wilders. The cartoon shows the PVV-leader lying on the ground with scissors stuck in his chest, and Queen Beatrix walking away in the background holding a pair of scissors. VARA defends the cartoon, and cartoonist Adriaan Soeterbeek, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 25 '14 09:19

Jeroen van der Veer, the former CEO of oil company Shell, has said the sanctions against Russia are not having the required effect.

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Aug 25 '14 08:13

Key figures in Dutch muslim communities will be encouraged by the Cabinet to do more to prevent radicalization among youths. In a renewed effort by the Cabinet to tackle extremism, Imams breeding hate will also be reprimanded more harshly.

Paiement_euros
Aug 22 '14 16:54

The government plans to stimulate job opportunities with a 500 million euro tax cut. The money will be used to reduce the rates of the firs income tax bracket so that everyone paying income tax will benefit.

Bracelet
Aug 22 '14 14:00

The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is currently holding on to some cultural artifacts that form the nucleus of a dispute between Russia, Crimean authorities and Ukraine.

Aug 22 '14 13:14

Former 50Plus leader Henk Krol has been told to reimburse the state with more than €200,000 in subsidies within two months, after it was discovered that this money was misused, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Port of Rotterdam
Aug 22 '14 11:37

The build of a controversial Russian oil terminal in the Rotterdam port is getting the go-ahead from the Rotterdam city government, despite criticism from the Cabinet and in the Rotterdam City Council about the bad timing with the Russian trade war, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 22 '14 09:38

Coalition parties VVD and PvdA and friendly opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP want more money to become available for the refugee situation in The Netherlands. According to sources from De Telegraaf, this plan should be in the making by Minister Ploumen of Development Co-operation.

Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine
Aug 22 '14 09:21

Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs will announce today that The Netherlands will be giving €500,000 for humanitarian aid to the population of East Ukraine, where the war between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government is ravaging the area, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 21 '14 16:40

The City of Amsterdam has been given approval to change the name of the Bijlmerpark in the Zuidoost district to Nelson Mandelapark.

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Aug 21 '14 10:20

The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen is staunchly against having any pro- or anti-ISIS demonstrations in any of the city's neighborhoods for the time being.

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Aug 20 '14 12:54

Labor party PvdA politician Diederik Samson has ditched Twitter; at least for now.

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Aug 20 '14 12:04

The two fire department diving teams that were involved in a rescue operation that left a fellow diver dead earlier this month, have been suspended.

Police Station in Breda (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 19 '14 16:17

A 41-year-old man was arrested in Breda for sending threatening emails to a member of parliament. The man has reportedly been sending emails with death threats to the children of parliament members of the VVD and PvdA since October last year, De Telegraaf reported.

Peppers
Aug 19 '14 13:59

Russia's boycott on The Netherlands will cost the country more than €300 million, according to The Netherlands Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Aug 19 '14 11:06

Pro Patria, the anti-IS demonstration group in The Hague, has not been allowed by Mayor Jozias van Aartsen to march through the city's Schilderswijk neighborhood on the 20th of September. Because of this, the group wants to move the protest to the nearby Transvaal neighborhood instead, De Volkskrant reports.

Peshmerga
Aug 19 '14 10:36

The Netherlands will not send heavy weapons or ground troops to Iraq's Kurdish fighters. In their fight against IS, the Kurdish troops will at most receive bulletproof vests or other light military material from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 18 '14 13:57

Monday sees the launch of the first budget negotiations after the Summer. Ministers tell NU.nl that the talks are positive, and it does not look like there will be more stringent budget cuts.

Minister Timmermans
Aug 18 '14 10:45

Minister Timmermans from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the country's favorite Cabinet Minister. A poll from Maurice de Hond on Sunday shows that the PvdA-politician gets a 6.1, passing his party-cohort from Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Pro Patria
Aug 18 '14 08:48

Groups in The Hague demonstrating for or against extremism, are taking each other on in the struggle for a new demonstration ground. After The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen instated a two-month ban against demonstrations in the previously fertile grounds of the Schilderswijk neighborhood, the battle for the Malieveld is on.

Aug 15 '14 14:56

The Dutch official, Yasmina Haifi, who was suspended this week due to a controversial tweet about IS being a Zionist plot will definitely not get her job back. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice announces today that other measures are being looked at, and that dismissing Haifi is not off the cards, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 15 '14 11:23

The recent figures from the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) show that the recover after the crisis in The Netherlands is definite, but "fragile", Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem says.

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