Politics

Mar 19 '14 10:58

At train stations in big cities, voters formed long queues this morning to vote at the special booths.

Ron Meyer
Mar 19 '14 09:43

Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.

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Mar 19 '14 07:23

According to a poll from Ipsos, done as a task for the NOS, the voter-turnout for the municipal council elections on Wednesday will be the lowest ever. Only 43 percent of those questioned will be voting.

Mar 19 '14 07:10

The frontrunner for a local party in Dongen, Brabant, has possibly encouraged his party members to recruit voters. The municipality announced on their website that the mayor has filed a report on Tuesday.

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Mar 19 '14 06:45

Several hundred people were able to cast their votes at the beginning of the night for the municipal council elections. This could be done in The Hague, Tilburg and Haarlemmermeer, het Parool reports

Mar 18 '14 17:08

Leaders from Canada, France, Japan, Germany, U.S., Italy, and Great-Britain, the G7, will discuss the Crimea crisis next week in The Hague during the nuclear summit, announced the White House Tuesday. The Russian President, Putin, signed an agreement earlier today, annexing Crimea into the Russian Federation.

Mar 18 '14 14:39

Dutch people who had to flee Indonesia between 1950 and 1970, numbering 380,000, are still owed millions by the Dutch government, according to journalist Griselda Molemans.

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Mar 18 '14 13:53

Laura Geest, the Director of the Central Bureau for Planning CPB has said that the unrest in Ukraine could may well disrupt the economic recovery of the Netherlands.

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Mar 18 '14 13:29

Half of all Dutch people don't know a single council member in their municipality, not even from hearsay. Of people under 35 years of age, 60 percent can't name one council member.

Mar 18 '14 10:53

Maurice de Hond, Dutch pollster, has revealed that the D66 becoming the biggest party in The Hague. An opinion poll shows that the D66 is winning two seats, and comes out at eight seats in total. The PVV and the PvdA are both losing, stuck at seven seats.

Mar 18 '14 08:47

Amsterdam PvdA-council member Emre Ünver was in a fight with some Turkish youths on Sunday on the Leidseplein. It happened during a gathering of remembrance for a 15-year old Turkish boy who died last week, het Parool reports.

Mar 18 '14 07:01

Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, does not agree with PvdA leader Diderik Samsom that he is too soft on PVV leader Geert Wilders.

Mar 17 '14 17:34

"The Crimea referendum violates the Constitution of the Ukraine and is a result of military aggression. The referendum was not recognized, therefore the results are not recognized," said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, in a response to the recently held referendum on Crimea.

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Mar 17 '14 15:43

There seems to be disagreement among the coalition parties about how Geert Wilders should be dealt with.

Mar 17 '14 14:45

Dutch pollster Maurice de Hond is predicting the D66 to be the biggest party in Amsterdam for municipal council elections on Wednesday.

Mar 17 '14 14:13

Possible voter fraud is also happening in the Frisian coastal municipality of Het Bildt. The CDA, in a folder, is offering to vote for those who are not able to do so via authorization.

Mar 17 '14 08:36

PVV frontrunner in The Hague, Leon de Jong, walked out of an AD Omroep West election debate Friday night because of jokes coming from comedian and AD-columnist Sjaak Bral.

Mar 16 '14 04:33

Three scan cars of parking inspection company Cition were secretly equipped with GPS trackers, in a joint effort by the Pirate Party and GeenStijl, to make a statement that the parking policy in Amsterdam needs to be revised, the collection of personal data and rise in parking fees need to stop.

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Mar 16 '14 04:31

The national board of the Restored Reformed Church, the General Synod, denounced the statements of minister Van Andel from Montfoort. Van Andel stated it wasn't a coincidence the former minister of Health, Els Borst, lost her life in a crime, and called her an angel of death.

Mar 15 '14 04:33

Prime-Minister Mark Rutte does not believe the crisis in Ukraine will lead to another 'Cold War.' Not if Russia is rational.

Mar 14 '14 19:53

The nuclear summit, scheduled for March 24 and 25, may interfere with some Hague funerals. The strict security measures around the summit will make it hard to reach certain parts of The Hague, including 2 cemeteries.

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Mar 14 '14 11:20

PvdA leader Hans Spekman has publicly disagreed with his party’s board member’s Fouad Sidali calling comparing Geert Wilders with Adolf Hitler.

Mar 14 '14 10:22

Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.

Fred Teeven
Mar 14 '14 09:40

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven (VVD) has gotten away with the deal he made in his earlier function as public prosecutor with drug baron Cees H.

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