CDA

May 2 '14 08:37

Marcel de Graaff, the PVV's frontrunner for the European Parliament elections on 22 May, came under fire on Thursday during a pre-election debate. The PvdA, VVD and D66 reproached De Graaff for working together with the French Front National.

Apr 25 '14 14:07

The Netherlands does not collaborate with illegal assassinations with drones. This is what Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense said Wednesday in a Parliamentary debate.

Apr 25 '14 07:34

The Cabinet has been approved the health care reform plan that will see a lot more care tasks be transfered over to the municipalities instead of the government per 1 January 2015.

Education
Apr 24 '14 09:18

Young people who do not yet have a diploma will be obligated to go to school until their 21st. This is a plan from the PvdA and the CDA who have proposed a bill that will raise the school-leaving age from 18 to 21 years.

Psychiatric Hospital
Apr 23 '14 09:50

TBS patients in the Rooyse Wissel clinic in Venray say that they feel unsafe in their clinic, and that they lack treatment.

Apr 22 '14 11:47

Half of all Dutch people agree with Geert Wilders' opinion that there should be fewer Moroccans in the country.

Apr 21 '14 08:48

Governing parties VVD and PvdA each gained a seat in this week's poll by Maurice de Hond.

Apr 14 '14 08:15

A poll from Maurice de Hond shows that the D66 would be the biggest party if the Parliamentary elections were held now. The party now effectively has 12 seats in Parliament.

Mar 28 '14 17:13

At his weekly press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) continued his criticism of PVV leader Geert Wilders over Wilders' calls to reduce the Moroccan population in the Hague. Rutte told reporters that, "A boundary has been crossed," and the government will not cooperate with the PVV unless Wilders apologizes for his remarks.

Voting
Mar 27 '14 06:59

Nine polling stations in Amsterdam-West have got to do a recount of votes. The Municipal Council announced Wednesday.

Mar 24 '14 09:57

In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.

Mar 21 '14 19:45

All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.

Mar 20 '14 15:42

Jos van Ginneken, who just turned 18 on February 7, was elected into the City Council of Terneuzen for the CDA with 219 votes.

Mar 19 '14 08:19

The increase of the excises on diesel and lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) seems to be filling the treasury for the time being. The surprising outcome comes from a letter by Eric Wiebes, state secretary of Finance.

Mar 17 '14 14:13

Possible voter fraud is also happening in the Frisian coastal municipality of Het Bildt. The CDA, in a folder, is offering to vote for those who are not able to do so via authorization.

Mar 14 '14 10:22

Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.

Mar 13 '14 07:45

A PvdA frontrunner, Osman Suna, is suspected of being implicated in voter fraud. PvdA leader Diederik Samsom has voiced that Suna shouldn't come back, De Telegraaf reports.

Fred Teeven
Mar 12 '14 13:37

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.

Ambtsketting
Mar 11 '14 10:59

One quarter of all council members is in favor of electing mayors. CDA members are the only ones who remain unconvinced by the stance of their party.

Mar 10 '14 07:27

The CDA is adamant that a coalition with the PVV will never happen again.

Mar 6 '14 13:47

more than 100 party front-runners of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) have spoken out against the marijuana regulation.

Mar 5 '14 09:56

The VVD and PvdA might face a big defeat at the upcoming municipal council elections on the 19th of March, as a study reveals that local parties are popular this year.

Voting
Mar 4 '14 09:07

The PvdA is losing voter interest among immigrants, many of whom are moving over to the D66 instead, a study shows.

Mar 3 '14 06:28

The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.

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