In a letter to Parliament Wednesday evening, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs, wrote he wants to focus on targeted sanctions directed toward parties responsible for violence, including the opposition, in the matter of the Ukraine.
Minister for Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (VVD) still has the support of a majority in parliament for his policy against the regulation of marijuana cultivation.
Amsterdam mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, sent in a proposal with some suggestions to the City Council, Wednesday, to entice more voters to make a trip to the ballot box. If approved voters will be able to bring out their vote in special locations such as the Rijksmuseum and the ArenA.
Russia will start importing Dutch seed potatoes again, once a quality inspection has deemed them suitable. This could mean a 10 million euro export opportunity for companies.
The Pirate Party has objected too late to Erwin Lensink using the party name for municipal council elections, allowing Lensink to run in the elections.
Dutch phone providers will likely be obligated to make stolen phone useless, starting January 1st, when a new law takes effect. The U.S.A. is working on a similar law, that will also take effect on the same date.
The PVV, with Geert Wilders as party leader, is steadily gaining votes, according to the latest poll among 900 Dutch, by TNS Nipo, a Dutch research agency.
In the last year, one in three council members has suffered verbal or physical abuse for their function.
Minister Plasterk has only just survived a critical debate in Parliament, but he's out of the frying pan and into the fire now as he is once again involved in a complicated and sensitive issue.
Social liberal party D66 halted all political campaigning until Tuesday to commemorate party members Els Borst and Ernst Bakker, who both passed away, announced national campaign leader, Kees Verhoeven, Thursday.
Opinions were divided on Elou Akhiat, but support has started flowing in for her, namely from Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb.
Friday 14 February will mark the commencement of the Kwibuka20 activities in the Netherlands.
The Belgian parliament is debating Wednesday afternoon whether to drop the age limit for an euthanasia request. Young teens are rarely euthanized.
After a debate lasting nearly eleven hours, in which Ronald Plasterk came under fire due to the 1.8 million telephone details his intelligence services shared with the NSA.
The Ministry of Security and Justice will start a cartoon competition on the European day of 112, because only half of the Dutch know they can also call 112 in many other European countries in case of an emergency.
A Vietnamese student, Lee Vu, who is suspected of laundering, fraud and computer hacking in the U.S.A., will be extradited to that country, decided Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice. The decision bashes the student's hope of finishing his study.
Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.
Within the PvdA, a renewed protest has erupted over the Immigration Policy of state secretary Fred Teeven (VVD, Asylum).
The impending debate in the House of Parliament over spying will see the biggest lawyers in military criminal law demanding the secret service MIVD for clarity about illegal phone taps.
Tea light candle holder thrower Erwin Lensink removes himself as governing board member of the Pirate Party in Nijmegen.
An American journalist has come under fire after a travel article of hers appeared in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the Efteling for, among other things, racist undertones.
The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.
The grieving fathers of two girls who died from carbon monoxide poisoning last year have taken to social media to urge authorities to make detectors mandatory.