According to the Party for Animals(PvdD), elephants at Circus Renz International, currently in Rotterdam, are being mistreated, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The current results from polls of the European Parliamentary elections of Thursday pin the D66 as the big winner in the Netherlands, while previously expected winner PVV is dropping in perceived popularity.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte is being attacked by opposition party Members of Parliament over his issuance of a formal statement about what the Dutch representatives in European government should prioritize. Rutte, a member of the VVD conservative party, made comments directly opposed by the agenda of his government coalition partner, the leftist PvdA.
The D66, VVD, SP and GroenLinks are going to see whether they can form a coalition for the Amsterdam municipal council. This was advised by Roger van Boxtel (D66) and Arjan Vliegenthart (SP), who were appointed as advisors last week,
The D66 and PVV parties are the biggest frontrunners in the polls for the European elections this Thursday. The D66 is pro-Europe while the PVV is anti-Europe.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has criticized the PVV for working together with "creeps" in Europe, such as the French Front National, for money.
New homeowners still have to pay 'key money', a kind of extra levy to be allowed inside, by some landlords. Asking for this has been disallowed for some time now, but it is still being done.
Pauline Kastermans, D66 candidate for the European elections next Thursday, is trying to win votes via dating app Tinder. She is promising dates in exchange for votes.
The informer's report on the Amsterdam council's formation proceedings, Thom de Graaf, are leading GroenLinks to believe that the D66 were never interested in forming a council with them. The negotiations with the D66, VVD and GroenLinks in Amsterdam never led to anything, and De Graaf will make a new attempt at a council of mayors and aldermen on Tuesday.
GroenLinks has left the debate table, leaving a space for the D66 to decide whether or not the PvdA is still going to be left out of the city government.
The next Rotterdam city council will be governed by a coalition of D66, CDA and nationalist party Leefbaar Rotterdam. It marks the first time Leefbaar Rotterdam has been a coalition member since the murder of popular party founder Pim Fortuyn twelve years ago.
The D66 in the European Parliament wants to introduce a European-wide AMBER Alert to find missing children as efficiently as possible. This was proposed by frontrunner Sophie 't Veld during a European election debate in Maastricht earlier this month.
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.
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.
For the first time since 1946, Amsterdam may have to move forward with a city council without the PvdA. Almost a week after a minority agreement of D66 and GroenLinks it seems like all signs are pointing to the VVD, not the PvdA, becoming the third partner in the city council. The parties will publicize their choice for partner before the weekend.
European Parliamentarian and predicted frontrunner for the PVV, Lucas Hartong, pulled his candidacy for the upcoming elections because he doesn't want to work together with 'bad characters' from extremist parties such as the French National Front and the Austrian FPÖ.
Half of all Dutch people agree with Geert Wilders' opinion that there should be fewer Moroccans in the country.
Governing parties VVD and PvdA each gained a seat in this week's poll by Maurice de Hond.
The Senate voted on the bill to amend referenda, put forward by PvdA, D66 and GroenLinks. The so-called advisory referendum (non-binding) will be instated temporarily until there is a corrective referendum (binding). The advisory referendum is getting a participation quorum of 30 percent of those eligible to vote.
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.
Minister Ivo Opstelten claims not to know the exact amount that was transfered to drug baron Cees H. in a deal with the Public Prosecution Authority.
MPs want to amend current referendum formats, launching the idea of a so-called advisory referendum, which is not binding. This referendum can be introduced until a corrective referendum, which is binding, has been voted on. This advisory referendum can also get a participation quorum.
The entire inner city of Amsterdam is set to become a 30 kmph zone, which has been decided in an agreement between D66, GroenLinks and PvdA.