In The Netherlands, 5000 professionals, including teachers and agents, have been trained to spot signs of radicalization. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Almere have been classified as 'jihad cities', where jihadists are being closely followed.
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.
Amsterdam alderman Eric Wiebes is set to replace state secretary of Finance Frans Weekers, who made the decision to resign last week.
Members of Parliament want the minister of Defense, Hennis-Plasschaert, to explain what exactly the purpose is of equipment, owned by the American Defense Ministry, in Burum, Friesland.
Prince Bernhard did not commission an investigation into Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn, but had " every right " to request an investigation, so there is no reason to apologize, stated Prime Minister Rutte today in the House.
Dutch secret service AIVD is trying to hire students as informants, the AD reports.
An Amsterdam local from Moroccan descent was killed in a fight between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in the Yemeni city Damaj, confirmed sources to the NOS.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the ongoing effort of Greenpeace to get their crew released, the developments around Oad, and NS still trying to best the Fyra nightmare
The AIVD should legally be allowed more room to monitor the Dutch networks. Not to spy on Dutch citizens, but to scan for the presence of intelligence services. This advocates Ronald Prins, director of the IT security company Fox-it, in response to the news on the digital break-in at the Belgian telecom company Belgacom.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.
The general and military intelligence (MIVD and AIVD) will focus on cyber threats with a joined team.
The main news from the Budget was yesterday repeated endlessly by the different media. Many notable plans and facts from the budget of the government however did not reach the media. Big chance that you did not know the following ten facts.
1. Windfall by telecom auction?
This year the auction of 4G frequencies brought a windfall for the Treasury of up to 3.8 billion euro. Next year the so-called 2GHz frequencies, which expire in 2016, will be auctioned again. The previous auction in 1998 yielded 1.84 billion. Looks promising!
2. Largest costs