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Oct 20 '14 12:49

The D66 and the ChristenUnie each one a seat in the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond. The 50Plus and the VVD were the only parties to lose a seat.

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Oct 20 '14 12:11

The so called "back hacking law", the legislative proposal cybercrime II, will be submitted to the Second Chamber early next year.

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Oct 17 '14 15:55

Research from EenVandaag among 20 thousand people shows that 61 percent are in favor of setting up a system where people are automatically registered as organ donors.

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Oct 16 '14 10:49

The CDA and D66 are working together in the discussions with the Cabinet over a new tax system.

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Oct 15 '14 15:11

The parliamentary committee that investigated ICT projects made a "safe estimation" that the Dutch government wastes between 1 and 5 billion euro annually by ICT failures.

Oct 15 '14 13:09

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and State Secretary Teeven (Security) do not think it is necessary for a separate asylum system for interpreters who have done work for Defense.

Oct 15 '14 12:05

The Second Chamber is looking for clarity from the Cabinet on the role of the Ukrainian search teams in the repatriation of the remains and belongings of the MH17 victims.

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Oct 15 '14 10:25

A large majority in the Second Chamber want to see the end of the public transport OV-chip card as soon as possible.

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Oct 14 '14 15:46

D66 Member of Parliament Steven van Wyenberg wants clarification on Prime Minister Mark Rutte's remarks on simplifying collective bargaining agreements.

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Oct 13 '14 13:02

The Cabinet, governing groups and the opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP have reached an agreement on tightening the pension rules, Z24 reports.

Oct 10 '14 10:37

Family of the flight MH17 victims is going to sue the Dutch State for gross negligence and carelessness in the handling of the tragedy.

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Oct 7 '14 11:08

"Already high costs and lack of openness ... make the king unnecessarily vulnerable," D66 leader Alexander Pechtold writes referring to the 127 million euro palace renovations. He calls this "exorbitantly high".

Oct 2 '14 16:30

Letters obtained from health and safety inspectors and minutes of meetings reveal that the Defence Ministry was aware of the health risks associated with carcinogenic paint since 1987, but did not take steps to protect staff until eleven years later, according to broadcaster NOS.

Oct 2 '14 08:26

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.

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Oct 1 '14 11:38

Exactly half of the people who voted for the PvdA, the Dutch labour party, in the 2012 Parliamentary election regret their choice, an Ipsos poll released on Wednesday shows. Respondents said that the PvdA’s inability to fulfill their promises, and the party's continued lack of action led them to regret casting their vote.

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Sep 30 '14 09:50

Asian restaurants have been in discussion with Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and benefits agency UWV about receiving work permits to attract top Asian chefs to their restaurants. The parties came to an agreement, which will be officially signed on Wednesday in Amsterdam, de Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 26 '14 08:17

In Utrecht, state secretary for Security and Justice Fred Teeven has upset Mayor Jan van Zanen by executing a 'power-play', removing an asylum seeker from a center without consulting the Mayor, which is the agreement, RTV Utrecht reports.

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Sep 25 '14 13:48

A majority in the Second Chamber does not want to give Amsterdam the opportunity to introduce a compulsory helmet law for scooters.

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Sep 18 '14 14:03

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.

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Sep 17 '14 15:19

Amsterdam is investing in education and poverty as agreed by coalition parties D66, VVD and SP. 

This is evident from the budget for 2015 that was presented by alderman Udo Kock (D66).

€32 million extra is available for Amsterdam schools and an extra €20 million for the fight against poverty. The waste levy decreases with 15 million euro.

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Sep 15 '14 15:49

Emeritus Professor Piet de Rooy wrote the best political book of last year. The book "Ons stipje op de waereldkaart" (Our specks on the world map) won him the Prinsjesboekenprijs on Monday.

Sep 12 '14 15:43

Minster Opstelten of Security and Justice wants to increase the court fees greatly, but on Prinsjedag he will announce that the increase has been scaled back, RTL News reports.

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Sep 12 '14 10:36

In order to give share economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber a chance on the Dutch market, the government will have to amend the rules or bring in new ones, and abolish those that stand in the way of these companies, MPs say. It must also be handled in such a way as to not stand in the way of existing market competitors, however, De Volkskrant report.

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Sep 11 '14 08:50

Sociology students in preparatory middle-level vocational education (VMBO) schools in The Netherlands are in an uproar over texts about Moroccans and Turks in one of their textbooks. The Book, from publisher Malmberg, contains prejudicial text about minority groups in The Netherlands, the students say on Twitter, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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