Results of the investigation have led to police to believe the death of former minister Els Borst was a crime. After piecing together all evidence and test results the forensic team can safely conclude that Borst did not die from natural causes or an accident.
Activist group Schokkend-Groningen (Shocking Groningen) posted a critical tweet about recently deceased politician Els Borst.
She didn't pick up the phone on Sunday, says Katrien Kroes, a friend of Els Borst who found her on Monday evening.
After a debate lasting nearly eleven hours, in which Ronald Plasterk came under fire due to the 1.8 million telephone details his intelligence services shared with the NSA.
Former D66 Minister Els Borst, did not die from a natural cause. Police are trying to determine whether her death is the result of an accident or a crime.
Former Minister Els Borst passed away Monday night in her home in Bilthoven at the respectable age of 81. The news was confirmed on Twitter by D66 chairman Alexander Pechtold.
In 2013 only three political parties registered an increase in their numbers, all other parties saw their numbers drop, with GroenLinks suffering the biggest loss, according to numbers of the Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP).
Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten has to investigate what percentage of marijuana cultivation in the Netherlands is being used for export.
With the City Council elections ahead, on March 19, all political parties are making preparations to either win, or at least control the damage. Many of the parties fear a punishment.
A majority of Parliament supported proposed legislation of CDA and D66, Thursday, to drop the special status of government officials, safe for some exceptions. The legal status of government officials would be the same of regular employees.
VVD MP Malik Azmani drew the ire from the opposition today when he suggested to more often detain asylum seekers who were denied, but refuse to leave.
How do you get ahead in politics? Why, you turn yourself into an internet meme of course!
Yesterday's decision by State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (PvdA) was well-received by other Members of Parliament, who understand the decision.
CDA board member, Cees Bos, tilted the scale Monday evening with a deciding vote, during the voting for a 76 million euro project for a new library, a movie theatre and 100 starter apartments in Utrecht, wiping it off the table. The complex was supposed to rise next to the Central Station.
Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.
In spite of internal arguments in the past years, the PVV is almost the largest party in the City of The Hague.
GroenLinks parliamentarian, Linda Voortman, presented an initiative Act on Thursday, together with D66, meant to replace the open government Act (WOB).
A proposal by the Labour Party and the ChristenUnie, to raise the income threshold for social housing, has been adopted by the House Tuesday.
Four Dutch consulates will be saved, but one will be shuttered, in a new plan backed by MPs. During a debate in the Tweede Kamer with Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans on cost-cutting measures, MPs opted to spare the consulates in Antwerp, Chicago, Milan and Munich at the expense of the office in Osaka, according to newswire ANP.
CDA and PvdA are pleased with the results of the mid-term municipal elections. The Labour Party did well in Friesland and became the largest party in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden . The Christian Democrats won the election in Alphen
According to the weekly poll of Maurice de Hond, D66 would have 21 virtual seats. That are 9 seats more than D66 now occupies in the House.
D66 was one of the three constructive opposition parties, who helped the government to a solution for the budget of 2014.
While D66 won in this poll, the largest party in the House, VVD, lost again one seat opposite the poll of last week. The liberals would now occupy only 19 seats while they occupy in real 41 seats in the House.
After two weeks of heavy negotiations, the politics in the Hague have come to an easier mode. There was no fireworks in the House during the first day of the financial discussions.
The financial discussions in the House always come one week later than the general discussions about the Dutch National Budget.
After ten days of negotiations, the government and D66, SGP and ChristenUnie have reached an agreement on the budget for 2014. What did they agree upon and how does the Netherlands responds to the agreement?
By total surprise GroenLinks has announced on Wednesday to stop with the negotiations to find a solution for the National Dutch Budget.
Bram van Ojik told in TV show Pauw and Witteman, that he didn’t see any progress and therefore decided to step out.