Last year, the Royal Military Police encountered a hefty rise in cases of human trafficking and smuggling, busting 175 cases of person smuggling in 2013, a 25 percent increase from the year before, the NOS reports.
NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Prime-Minister Mark Rutte and King Willem-Alexander in The Hague, Thursday. Rasmussen urges the Netherlands to increase its defense budget again.
MP Joël Voordewind sadly noted at the appearance of the Christian persecution rankings by Open Doors, that in the past year the persecution of Christians has again increased worldwide.
An Air Force tanker aircraft caused turmoil by flying low over Amersfoort at the end of the afternoon.
Tim Hetherington's first exhibition in the Netherlands opens at Foam in Amsterdam.
"On the 4th of May we should only remember victims of the Second World War, including the 102 thousand Jewish Dutch". The director of the foundation that coördinates special care for the Jewish community in the Netherlands, Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, wrote this in newspaper de Volkskrant.