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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Mar 13 '14 15:04

The Public Prosecution was not committed to inform the Tax Department about deals with criminals, making Teeven's deal with criminal Cees H. within the guidelines, according to Minister Opstelten and State Secretary Wiebes, in a response to questions from Parliament.

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Mar 13 '14 14:23

PVV-leader is steadfast behind the controversial comment he made about the entire Moroccan population on the campaign trail in The Hague, Wednesday.

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Mar 13 '14 13:50

In the latest survey, it seems that the PVV has lost support in The Hague for municipal council elections. If elections were held today, then the party would only take seven seats according to TNS Nipo. That's one less than in 2010.

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Mar 13 '14 08:53

PVV-leader Geert Wilders has come under fire from politicians after a comment he made on the campaign trail at a market in The Hague on Wednesday.

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Mar 13 '14 07:45

A PvdA frontrunner, Osman Suna, is suspected of being implicated in voter fraud. PvdA leader Diederik Samsom has voiced that Suna shouldn't come back, De Telegraaf reports.

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Mar 13 '14 06:56

The House of Parliament has known about Teeven's deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H. for more than ten years. The then-minister of Justice Benk Korthals was informed at length about the accord by the president of the college of general prosecutors, J. de Wijkerslooth.

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Mar 12 '14 17:44

Mayor Jan Hamming of the Brabant municipality Heusden is going to file a police report about the illegal recruiting of votes, announced a City spokesperson, after they City picked up on signals.

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Mar 12 '14 16:57

The immigration of Bulgarians and Romanians is lower than anticipated last year. European regulations changed and they no longer need work permits within the European Union, starting January 1st.. 614 Romanians and 340 Bulgarians registered at Dutch cities, compared to 6,000 Polish in the same time frame.

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