coalition

Jesse Klaver
Sep 21 '18 14:00

All but one of the opposition parties signed a GroenLinks legislative proposal to reverse the proposed abolition of dividend tax in 2020. With most of the opposition parties being against the controversial measure, it seems all but certain that the abolition of the dividend tax will play major roll in the Senate elections next year, NU.nl reports.

The legislative proposal was supported by 71 parliamentary seats - GroenLinks, PVV, SP, PvdA, PvdD, 50Plus, Denk and FvD. Only the SGP, 3 seats, did not sign it. 

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May 24 '18 13:00

The new Amsterdam city government of GroenLinks, D66, PvdA and SP presented its coalition agreement on Thursday. "The coalition agreement is ambitious and will change things in the city", GroenLinks leader Rutger Groot Wassink said, according to Het Parool. "I always said: the city must become more sustainable, more honest and more democratic, and this agreement does that."

Below are the main plans in the new coalition agreement, Het Parool reports:

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May 16 '18 16:20

The new Amsterdam college of mayor and aldermen will also be tough on tourism. The coalition negotiations between GroenLinks, D66, PvdA and SP are still ongoing, but the parties reached an agreement on their tourism plans, they announced on Wednesday morning, Het Parool reports.

Halbe Zijlstra
Nov 20 '17 11:10

Coalition talks in Germany between Angela Merkel's CDU, liberal FDP and The Greens reached a deadlock late on Sunday night, tumbling the country into a political crisis. New elections may be held. But according to Minister Halbe Zijlstra of Foreign Affairs, this would be the "worst case scenario", RTL Nieuws reports.

Rotterdam
Jun 27 '17 10:50

The Rotterdam coalition of Leefbaar Rotterdam, CDA and D66 no longer has the support of a majority of city councilors as councilor Mohammed Anfal switched from Leefbaar to Islam inspired party NIDA. Party leader Nourdin el Ouali announced the switch to NRC on Monday evening. The city council will discuss the consequences of the switch in an emergency debate on Thursday. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is meeting party leaders to talk about it today, according to AD.

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Mar 20 '17 15:20

A group of regulated cannabis cultivation activists gathered in Amsterdam in early March to debate what regulated cultivation would look like in public. The general feeling seems to be one of cautious optimism, since the Dutch parliament approved a D66 initiated motion to regulate cannabis cultivation with a close majority. This would mean that cannabis will no longer need to be 'smuggled in through the back door' anymore, and instead can be openly produced under government supervision, enabling quality control.

Jacques Monasch
Nov 8 '16 08:03

Parliamentarian Jacques Monasch left the PvdA and cancelled his membership to the paryt, he announced on Monday afternoon. He is, however, holding on to his seat in parliament, NU.nl reports.

"I do this with a lot of grief. I've been a member of the PvdA since I was 16. I worked in all conres of the country for the party. But I think that the PvdA should be loyal to itself and show itself respect. They are now going a way that I can no longer take because i think we should be an open party, especially now that things are so difficult", Monasch said, according to the newspaper. 

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Oct 25 '16 07:40

PvdA leader Diederik Samsom wants his party to merge with GroenLinks after the upcoming elections. "Then you can be the biggest in one go", he said in response to a plea from GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver that the left-wing parties in the Netherlands work together, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 14 '16 07:53

The ruling coalition of VVD and PvdA reached an agreement on spending 1.2 billion euros next year on reversing scheduled cuts. The PvdA negotiated for reversing a cutback back on elderly- and disabled care and pushing money into education. The VVD fought for spending money on security by filling holes in the Defense and Security and Justice budgets

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Jun 10 '16 10:57

The deployment of Dutch troops abroad has the ruling coalition at odds. The VVD wants to send Dutch troops to Libya, but the PvdA wants to extend the mission in Mali

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Jun 6 '16 08:33

About 80 percent of PvdA leaders want to relax the rules around the children's pardon to give more child asylum seekers a chance on a residency permit for he Netherlands, was revealed at a party meeting inNieuwegein. But the party leadership is refusing, Trouw reports.

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Apr 26 '16 08:44

On Tuesday Dutch journalist Ebru Umar published her first column in Metro Nieuws following her arrest in Turkey on Saturday. She lashes out against Dutch-Turks, who she blames for her being stuck in Turkey.

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Feb 26 '16 08:46

The judges on the Central Appeals Council are calling on parliament to drop plans to abolish their institution. The 49 judges warn of legal inequality, destruction of knowledge and higher costs if the council disappears, in an open letter published in the Volkskrant on Friday.

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Feb 8 '16 07:46

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs is leaving politics after the next parliamentary election scheduled for March 2017. He no longer wants to be a minister and he will not be returning to parliament, a spokesperson confirmed to NU after Kamp announced his departure on political talk show Politiek in de Pol.

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Dec 23 '15 10:13

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health does not agree with fellow VVD member and Prime Minister Mark Rutte that the PVV should be excluded from coalition cooperation as long as Geert Wilders does not take back his his contentious statements calling for fewer Moroccans in the Hague

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Dec 4 '15 08:22

More than half of Dutch mayors feel that the government is not supporting local communities in the asylum crisis, leaving municipalities to fend for themselves, according to a survey done by Binnelands Bestuur among 75 mayors.

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Nov 30 '15 13:15

The Cabinet is setting one million euros aside for extra security at controversial events. The VVD and PvdA want to prevent cultural institutions cancelling events due to organizers being afraid of threats or high security costs.

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Nov 27 '15 08:49

Parliament can soon expect a letter stating that more time for consultation on increasing the youth minimum wage is needed, because the topic has the ruling coalition divided. The PvdA is in favor of bringing the youth minimum wage closer to the normal minimum wage. The VVD fears that doing so will result in a loss of jobs.

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Nov 17 '15 10:28

There seems to be little support for the Dutch cabinet's plan for 5 billion euros in tax breaks for citizens and businesses. Opposition party D66 already announced that the party will be voting against the plan,

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Oct 14 '15 10:44

The vast majority of the Eerste Kamer, the Dutch Senate, is demanding that the cabinet increases the budget for Security and Justice.

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Oct 12 '15 16:13

The PvdA has agreed with coalition partner VVD's proposal to no longer give recognized refugees priority in the distribution of social housing, on the condition that enough container homes are built to encourage the flow through asylum centers. The coalition has also adjusted their wording for the approach - the Netherlands is getting a "sober and fair" asylum policy.

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Sep 3 '15 12:51

The coalition parties have reached a deadlock in the debate on the extension of the duration of unemployment benefits. The VVD is blocking the unions' desired repair of the benefit, while the PvdA wants to fulfill the agreement with the unions, even if only to avoid a confrontation

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Jun 30 '15 09:10

The negotiations on the cabinet's tax plan have fallen apart due to too large differences between the political parties' views.

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Jun 25 '15 09:13

The tax reform deal may be in trouble. D66 leader Alexander Pechtold doesn't know whether his party has faith in the negotiations with the cabinet on the tax reform. The ChristenUnie, GroenLinks and SGP are still willing to negotiate, but without the D66, the coalition will not get a majority in the Senate.

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