Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev issued a decree allowing the Russian authorities to monitor and store communication data of foreign athletes, journalists and official delegations during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to De Correspondent website.
NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Prime-Minister Mark Rutte and King Willem-Alexander in The Hague, Thursday. Rasmussen urges the Netherlands to increase its defense budget again.
A majority of Parliament supported proposed legislation of CDA and D66, Thursday, to drop the special status of government officials, safe for some exceptions. The legal status of government officials would be the same of regular employees.
VVD MP Malik Azmani drew the ire from the opposition today when he suggested to more often detain asylum seekers who were denied, but refuse to leave.
Minister of Infrastructure and Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen announced in Parliament today the lights of a number of freeways will stay off after 23:00. Her announcement was a response to a request of PVV and CDA to reevaluate the measure.
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Yesterday's decision by State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (PvdA) was well-received by other Members of Parliament, who understand the decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 50 world leaders are expected in The Hague in March when the Netherlands is hosting the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Labour parliamentarian Marith Rebel has suggested Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten to allow experiments with the legal marijuana production.
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.
The Liberal party, VVD, announced Thursday the rules pertaining to donations have been tightened as of January 1st.
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
State Secretary for Social Affairs Jetta Klijnsma wants to make speaking the Dutch language one of the requirements for claiming welfare benefits.