The Public Prosecutor suspects two more VVD officials of corruption, NRC reports. These officials are Piet Ploeg, former alderman in Stichtse Vecht, and Rob Bats, former mayor of Haren. They are suspected of trying to influence the appointment of mayor in the Stichtse Vecht in favor of Bats.
An independent commission will investigate the deal that former State Secretary Fred Teeven of Security and Justice made with drug criminal Cees H. during his time as a prosecutor in 2001. The ChristenUnie proposed this investigation last night and the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) supported the proposal.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte called it a “loss for the government,” when opening the parliamentary discussion into the resignation of Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and Secretary Fred Teeven. “We say goodbye to two hardworking, skilled and loyal colleagues,” he said, echoing sentiments he released to the press Tuesday night.
The authorities in Sweden suspect Spyker CEO Victor Muller of tax evasion in the period that he was the boss of the Swedish car company Saab, RTL Nieuws reports.
This past week the police received an anonymous letter from a person who claims to be the mother of the baby girl that was abandoned on Christiaan Huygenstraat in Breda on March 2nd.
The negotiations on the renovation of De Kuip have fallen apart over an amount of 15 million euros, according to René van Ierschot, President Commissioner of Feyenoord Stadium, NOS reports.
Parliamentarians in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) understand Minister Ivo Opstelten and State Secretary Fred Teeven's (Security and Justice) decision to resign. The two handed in their resignations because of discrepancies in details given to the Tweede Kamer regarding a 4.7 million guilder payout to drug criminal Cees H. that Teeven approved during his time as prosecutor in 2001.
Minister Stef Blok (Housing and National Service) will be taking over the duties of the Ministry of Security and Justice until a new Justice Minister has been selected, the Koninklijk Huis announced
"I can do nothing else but respect that decision," Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) said of the sudden resignations of both Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten (VVD) and Justice Secretary Fred Teeven (VVD). The two prominent officials stepped down over discrepancy in details given to parliament about a controversial 4.7-million guilder (2.1-million euro) payout Teeven approved as a settlement to criminal suspect Cees H. when Teeven was prosecutor in 2001.
Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his deputy, Secretary Fred Teeven, resigned Monday night from the government, they announced during consecutive press conferences at the ministry. The two stepped down from office over a settlement deal Teeven made as prosecutor, that gave 4.7-million guilders tax free to criminal Cees H. in 2001.
50Plus Senator Jan Nagel wants to move all ministries, the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), the Eerste Kamer (Senate) and the Council of State to a new island in IJburg, Amsterdam.
Violence against train conductors seems to be turning into an everyday occurrence, with three NS employees assaulted since Friday.
On Saturday police union ACP gave minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) time until yesterday Sunday 18:00 to come up with "convincing commitments" for new police collective bargaining agreements, NU reports. If this doesn't happen, the police will turn to collective actions.
A dangerous variant of Escherichia coli (E. coli) has been discovered in a raw milk cheese with the brand name Roquefort. This is according to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) based on information received from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).
The prosecutor demanded a 16-year prison sentence for Antonio Marcos van der P. and 14-year sentence for Enise B. today in court in Assen, the public prosecution reports. The couple, known as Dutch Bonnie and Clyde went on a crime spree in February 2014 and are suspected of extortion, attempted manslaughter, attempted murder, unlawful detention and armed robbery.
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch prisoners serving sentences in Division K of the long term facility in Veerhuizen, may be transferred to make room for Norwegian prisoners.
The "horror owl", that has been terrorizing Purmerend for weeks, has struck again. This time injuring a news paper deliverer.
The reduction in gas extraction in Groningen as well as the low gas price will result in 1.5 to 2 billion euros less for the Dutch treasury this year. This is according to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) who discussed the matter on the talk show Pauw last night.
According to Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, there is no possibility of Ajax fans being allowed to attend the classic match between Feyenoord and Ajax.
According to the municipality of Rome, the damage done to the city by Feyenoord hooligans during riots around the Europa League match against AS Roma, amounts to almost 8 million euros.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it is better if Dutch jihadists who traveled to join the fight in Syria and Iraq die there instead of returning to the Netherlands. He said this in the RTL election debate last night.
According to State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) was not incorrectly informed about the deal with criminal Cees H.
PVV party leader Geert Wilders will not be taking part in RTL's debate tonight due to being sick. He will also not be sending a replacement to debate on behalf of the PVV, RTL reports.
Dutch-American company Mylan denies supplying materials for executions in the United States. According to the company, the drug rocuronium bromide they deliver to US hospitals and wholesalers, is intended to be used for anesthesia in medical treatments.