Politics

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Feb 11 '14 09:43

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.

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Feb 10 '14 11:54

Within the PvdA, a renewed protest has erupted over the Immigration Policy of state secretary Fred Teeven (VVD, Asylum).

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Feb 10 '14 10:52

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.

Erwin Lensink
Feb 10 '14 09:30

Tea light candle holder thrower Erwin Lensink removes himself as governing board member of the Pirate Party in Nijmegen.

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Feb 10 '14 07:42

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.

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Feb 9 '14 12:15

The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.

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Feb 9 '14 11:20

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.

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Feb 9 '14 10:50

Leila Kallal from Zeeland filed a report of discrimination on Saturday with police in Roosendaal after being refused an internship.

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Feb 9 '14 09:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.

Pirate Party
Feb 9 '14 08:39

Erwin Lensink, known as the 'tea light holder thrower' is on the list of candidates from the Pirate Party, up for upcoming election to the Municipality council in Nijmegen.

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Feb 8 '14 04:37

In absence of a Dutch maritime helicopter, an American helicopter was stationed on the ocean-going patrol vessel, Zr. Ms. Zeeland, Friday, in the Caribbean. The Zr. Ms. Zeeland left the Netherlands for the Caribbean on January 26, 2014.

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Feb 7 '14 14:06

In the hot seat over revelations that Government eavesdropped on private phone calls, Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk says he is still confident he has the support from the Cabinet.

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Feb 6 '14 12:42

Getting out of the European Union, will give the Netherlands "oxygen, while the EU chokes us", PVV-leader Geert Wilders said.

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Feb 6 '14 12:03

The number of births and marriages dropped in 2013 compared to previous years, the Central Bureau for Statistics CBS has reported.

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Feb 6 '14 09:57

Ministers Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) were sent for by Prime Minister Mark Rutte for an emergency discussion about the way in which they informed Parliament about the monitoring operations of the information services.

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Feb 6 '14 04:34

Minister Lodewijk Asscher wants to submit private boarding schools, including mosque boarding schools, to legal requirements to increase the safety and wellbeing of the children.

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Feb 5 '14 12:33

A large majority of Parliament supports the proposal to axe mandatory internships in high schools.

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Feb 5 '14 10:44

Almost 60 percent of Dutch people are in favor of electing a chosen mayor.

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Feb 5 '14 09:45

BNR- correspondent Rena Netjes has escaped Egypt. She, together with other journalists, had been placed on a terrorist suspect list, and it was no longer safe for her in Egypt.

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Feb 5 '14 08:37

The GroenLinks party called for a new initiative Tuesday, the outcome of which may bring charging stations for phones, tablets and laptops to train stations.

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Feb 4 '14 20:53

Tuesday morning Amsterdam alderman Eric Wiebes of the VVD met with Prime Minister Rutte, and was officially appointed the new State Secretary of Finances by King Willem-Alexander. At 14:00 the State Secretary was sworn in by the King at the Noordeinde Palace.

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Feb 4 '14 14:44

In 2013 only three political parties registered an increase in their numbers, all other parties saw their numbers drop, with GroenLinks suffering the biggest loss, according to numbers of the Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP).

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Feb 4 '14 13:31

The Dutch Directorate for the Inspection of Living environment and Transport will conduct an investigation into the collision between the Dutch vessel of Sea Shepherd and a Japanese whale hunter.

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Feb 3 '14 20:05

The VVD has decided to withdraw the local VVD in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, from the upcoming City Council elections after some of its members received serious threats, according to regional VVD chairman, Henry, Meijdam.

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