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Diederik Samsom
Mar 6 '15 09:41

The PvdA may lose half of its support from teachers who are members of the AOb union in the Provincial Election on March 18th.This is according to a survey the union did among more than 5,800 of its members.

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Mar 6 '15 09:05

According to viewers, D66 leader Alexander Pechtold was the winner of RTL's election debate last night, with SP leader Emile Roemer close on his heels in second place.

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Mar 6 '15 07:59

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it is better if Dutch jihadists who traveled to join the fight in Syria and Iraq die there instead of returning to the Netherlands. He said this in the RTL election debate last night.

Mar 5 '15 15:18

According to Deputy Prime Minster Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs, PvdA), the cabinet will not make more cuts on healthcare and social security to enable burden reduction in a new tax system, NRC reports. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) called further cuts "nonsensical" and "unnecessary".

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Mar 5 '15 13:36

The arrival of the new mosque in Gouda Noord now hinges on the decision of opposition party ChristenUnie's decision next week. The VVD and SGP have already decided to vote against the plans, Omroep West reports.

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Mar 5 '15 12:24

PVV party leader Geert Wilders will not be taking part in RTL's debate tonight due to being sick. He will also not be sending a replacement to debate on behalf of the PVV, RTL reports.

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Mar 5 '15 09:51

The D66 is pushing for gender registration to be removed from documents if does not serve a specific purpose. The party will argue this issue during a debate on emancipation today

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Mar 2 '15 09:16

This week's poll by Maurice de Hond saw the VVD losing another seat, probably due to the integrity issues surrounding Mark Verheijen and Kathalijne de Kruif.

Feb 27 '15 13:55

The VVD wants to consult with other countries to change existing international treaties so that terrorists' can lose their Dutch citizenships, even if this would mean that the terrorist will then not be a citizen of any country ("stateless"), NRC reports.

Feb 27 '15 11:21

The D66 will vote against the purchase of 8 new Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to replace the F-16's in the debate about it this afternoon, NOS reports. According to D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi, there are too many uncertainties surrounding the purchase.

Feb 26 '15 09:48

The SP and PVV is firmly opposed to the VVD, PvdA and D66's demand that all parliamentary parties disclose their financial activities over the past years. This is according to the Volkskrant, based on four separate anonymous sources.

Feb 26 '15 08:53

The D66 wants to legalize cannabis farming. Member of Parliament Magda Brendsen is presenting a legislative proposal today which will allow pot farmers to get an exemption to grow cannabis under strict conditions.

Feb 25 '15 09:29

The Eerste Kamer (Senate) wants the Netherlands to make a financial contribution to repair the damage done to the Barcaccia fountain in Rome by rioting Feyenoord supporters, NOS reports. The Cabinet has pledged support to private initiatives launched for this matter, but Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs) and Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) did not explicitly discuss compensation.

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Feb 24 '15 09:40

According to Thom de Graaf, the D66 leader of the Eerste Kamer (Senate), his party will only continue to support the coalition if they see more ambition from the Cabinet, BNR reports.

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Feb 20 '15 08:28

The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.

Feb 19 '15 11:06

The D66 wants clarification from State Secretary Fred Teeven of Security and Justice on why a refugee family with two small children have been put in detention, De Telegraaf reports.

Feb 17 '15 17:40

An imam gala will likely go ahead as planned, and will be held at the Event Plaza in Rijswijk on March 8. Several MPs have expressed concern and anger at reports that the incoming imams were granted visas. Tickets are still being sold for the event.

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Feb 10 '15 11:51

VVD Parliamentarian Klaas Dijkhoff denounced the phantom images raised by opponents that large scale data trawls will soon be conducted in the Netherlands, just like the NSA does in the United states, NU. reports. "The fear exists and people like to call up that feeling, but there is not country in the world where information is dealt with more carefully." he said.

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Feb 3 '15 09:15

Fréderike Geerdink, the Dutch journalist living in Turkey who was taken in for questioning in January, may be facing a prison sentence of between 1 and 5 years. The Public Prosecutor in Diyarbakir is prosecuting her for "making propaganda for a terrorist organization".

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Jan 29 '15 17:34

Parents should maintain the right to advise childcare facilities on pricing, political parties PvdA, CDA and D66 said during a debate session with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher. The debate is about Asscher's new bill that aims to strengthen parents' position in child care.

Jan 27 '15 08:45

The news that Bart van U. (38), who was arrested in connection with the murder of his sister Lois, is also connected with the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, has caused quite a stir. The hashtag is trending on Twitter in the Netherlands.

Jan 26 '15 17:31

A suspect has emerged in the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, police have announced. The breakthrough in the year-old mystery appears closely linked to a “disturbed” man held for killing his sister earlier this month, but police remain mum for now.

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Jan 23 '15 10:38

Opposition parties D66 and ChristenUnie wants mental health care to be free for all children. According to these parties, the government may not ask for a contribution as long as there is an investigation ongoing.

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Jan 21 '15 09:04

The basic grant for students will soon be a thing of the past. The First Chamber approved the introduction of a loan system last night.

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