There should be a ban on pimps to reduce the exploitation of prostitutes, says the socially conservative political party ChristenUnie. Pimps regulate prostitution and take a part of the prostitutes' money, they claim. They are oftentimes not punishable by law and there should be a bill changing that, the party suggests.
The Council of Ministers has agreed with State Secretary Dijksma's proposal to ban the use of wild mammals in circuses. They aim to have the ban take effect in September 2015.
It is expected that the European Commission will today announce protective measures to contain the bird flu outbreak in Utrecht yesterday.
A positive test for bird flu has led the Dutch government to ban the transportation of all poultry products nationwide, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Sunday. The ban affects the distribution of poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding from poultry farms, and similar items are banned from mixed farms.
KLM is joining other big international airlines to stop all flights to Israel for the time being after a rocket came down very close to the airport in Israel's capital Tel Aviv.
Dutch football association KNVB must pay a €1 million fine for every match in which the association neglects to counteract any incidents of anti-Semitic chants from fans. This has been demanded by the Foundation for the Fight against Anti-Semitism before the judge in Utrecht last Friday, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
In the municipality of Tilburg, motorcycle gangs are no longer allowed to wear their colors. The leather jackets with the gang logo or insignia on the back are banned from the 1st of May.
The cabinet has put a direct ban on downloading material such as films, series or music from illegal sources, as announced by the ministry of Justice.
Deurne's mayor Hiko Mak has reversed the ban on gatherings and demonstrations on Wednesday. The municipality states that the peace is starting to come back, and that the need for the measure is no longer present, Het Parool reports.
The wife of the jewelry store owner who was burgled in Deurne on Friday evening did not have a weapons license according to head officer of justice Bart Niewenhuizen in an announcement on Monday. It is also still unclear if it was her who shot the gun.
Thirteen Dutch exporters of dairy products may no longer export products to Russia, starting late next week. This was decided by the Russian Inspection Rosselchoznadzor after checking the companies.
The Healthcare Inspectorate wants a physician from Oss, convicted for possession of child pornography in 2007, to be permanently banned from pursuing his profession.
From the 1st of July 2014 people won’t be allowed to smoke throughout the hospitality industry. Secretary of the State of Public Health, Martin van Rijn, said this. He hopes for a stronger social norm because there is not much money for monitoring.
District Zuidoost of the city of Amsterdam wants to get rid of drinking men hanging around on the streets. District Mayor Tjeerd Herrema announced that he wants to develop a program similar to programs for drug addicts to address alcohol abuse, together with the GGD, the Dutch municipal health organization for preventive healthcare.