Minister Melanie Schultz has told Parliament that the emergency roadside call boxes next to highways and provincial roads will definitely be a thing of the past per the 1st of July 2017.
The Dutch government is going to start working with a Risk Indication System (SyRI) that will make it easier for municipalities and government institutions to detect benefit or tax fraud.
Politicians are favoring a harder line, and being stricter on the rules of bonuses for banks. In a Parliament meeting about the cabinet plan to tackle banker bonuses, ruling party, the PvdA, will demand an increase in fines for banks and insurers who dismiss the bonus ban, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
A majority in the Second Chamber does not want to give Amsterdam the opportunity to introduce a compulsory helmet law for scooters.
Gym classes in 20 precent of Dutch primary schools are not taught to standard, with classes lasting half the set time. Parliament wants Inspectors to pay a lot more attention to controlling this, the Algemeen Dagblad writes.
Prime minister Rutte said this morning that the government will the first suggestions for the revision of the tax system before the summer of 2015.
Municipal council factions of the CDA and ChristenUnie in Gouda believe that radical imam Tarik Chadlioui should be banned from preaching in Gouda. The factions believe that this would be in accordance with the strong counter-action against hate-preachers announced by Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs, Omroep West reports.
There seems to be little public support in the Second Chamber for the PVV's Zwarte Piet law. It is nothing more than a PR stunt according to legal experts from BNR.
A Utrecht court is set to preside over an emergency hearing on Thursday afternoon over leaked budgetary figures. On Tuesday, RTL published prematurely disclosed figures about purchasing power which were scheduled to be publicly announced on Prinsjesdag.
Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice was until yesterday in the Committee of recommendation of the Gergjev Festival. In this he supported a dear comrade of Russian President Putin.
Figures from the new budget, which is set to be publicly announced on Prinsjesdag, 16 September, have been leaked to the Dutch media. MPs are calling it 'contempt' and an 'insult', RTL Nieuws reports.
Hard criminals in The Netherlands should receive lifelong trial release from prison even if the judge has not laid down a probationary period, according to a majority in Parliament. MPs propose a plan to allow probation officers to keep supervising these criminals throughout their lives outside prison, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
CDA leader Sybrand Buma was under fire in the Second Chamber today when he proposed to make the glorification of terrorism punishable.
The Dutch radical Islam group Hizb ut Tahrir should be banned from operating in The Netherlands. This was said by CDA-leader Sybrand Buma in the television program Pauw on Wednesday night.
State Secretary of Security and Justice Fred Teeven has asked Healthcare Inspection (IGZ) to launch an investigation into involuntary psychiatric treatment (TBS) facility De Rooyse Wissel in Venray. This comes after the clinic experienced three deaths in one week, a spokesperson for the Ministry announces.
Minister Henk Kamp (VVD - Economic Affairs) described the call by CDA leader Sybrand van Haersma Buma to make the Netherlands self-sufficient in agriculture as an incomprehensible story in the Volkskrant.
The Netherlands will not send heavy weapons or ground troops to Iraq's Kurdish fighters. In their fight against IS, the Kurdish troops will at most receive bulletproof vests or other light military material from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports.
The Dutch official, Yasmina Haifi, who was suspended this week due to a controversial tweet about IS being a Zionist plot will definitely not get her job back. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice announces today that other measures are being looked at, and that dismissing Haifi is not off the cards, De Volkskrant reports.
Sources around the Cabinet tell De Telegraaf that The Netherlands is keeping the option to send military aid with America to Iraq. For now, the sources say that this is not likely as there has not been a request.
The Ministry of Defense may take part in the strategic transport of goods for North Iraq, according to De Telegraaf. The paper writes that the Ministry is currently measuring the possibility of this, which may be restricted by the European connection via the European Air Transport Command.
Mixed feelings in The House of Representatives this week as it becomes cleat that the repatriation mission in eastern Ukraine is coming to an end. MPs are both disappointed but understanding about the mission's end, which is necessary due to an intensified security threat for the investigators in the area.
Thousands of residents in The Hague are demanding that their city's mayor Jozias van Aartsen be fired after his argued inaction over anti-Semitic comments outed at a demonstration.
Parliament wants the Court of Auditors to investigate what the eventual consequences are of the cuts to the secret service, AIVD. The D66 and CDA filed a motion for this, the ANP reports.